Lecturer: dr. Aljoša Hafner, CERIC-ERIC, Trieste, Italy
In the last decades, large research facilities have played a vital role in the research output of many high-impact fields, e. g. protein crystallography. Such research facilities (synchrotrons, neutron sources, etc.) provide essential experimental infrastructure (X-rays, neutrons, ion beams, etc.) to their users (researchers from universities and industry), who apply for experiments through competitive peer-reviewed calls.
The workflow that scientists have to adopt in order for their experiment to be successful in each phase (from acceptance to preparation, measurements, analysis and publishing) differs from the standard laboratory workflow.
The facilities are therefore continuously working on actively assisting in each step of the process. The effort organized around EOSC and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data is a considerable step towards making the said facilities and the obtained results more accessible. In the lecture we will take a look at how the experimental process has been conducted in the past, how it is currently done at state-of-the-art facilities and how EOSC and open science services are going to benefit the researchers in the future.