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X-officio wins important contract with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Secretariat

The EOSC FAIR Working Group has selected X-officio to deliver a study on legal and regulatory issues related to the application of FAIR principles across and within different EU jurisdictions. The contract, which was awarded following a competitive tender procedure, runs between May and September 2020. The study will concentrate particularly on issues of how the application of FAIR principles is enabled or blocked by legal regimes over the EU and across EU Member States. It will analyse issues of legal interoperability and present legal developments that facilitate or hinder the cross-border flow of data in the context of EOSC and in accordance to FAIR principles and practices. For this study, X-officio has partnered with leading academics from a number of EU jurisdictions.

Dr. Ohad Graber-Soudry, Managing Director at X-officio, commented: “we are delighted to have been appointed to carry out this important legal study. In addition to our existing relationship with research infrastructures, this reinforces the strength and depth of our relationship with the science and scholarly sectors”. Prof. Dr. Timo Minssen, Senior Advisor at Xofficio added: “effective, well-defined and coherent interoperability standards and practices are vital to enhance the research community’s capability to share, access, reuse and integrate data. Since legal interoperability is an important element of the sustainability and competitiveness of the European data and innovation space, we are thrilled to have been entrusted with providing more knowledge and guidance about legal issues regarding research data”.

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