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Third HealthyCloud Stakeholder Forum held in Amsterdam with representatives from User Communities

Date: March 16, 2023

HealthyCloud’s third Stakeholder’s Forum was held in Amsterdam on the 9 and 10 of March 2023. Representatives from more than 20 organizations met to discuss the Health Research Innovation Cloud (HRIC) user communities. This in-person meeting provided a forum to discuss user communities´feedback on the draft Strategic Agenda and helped to ensure that the needs of user communities are reflected in it.

Participants reviewed the draft Strategic Agenda and provided their input on the proposed services with a view to ensuring that the requirements of the user communities would reflected in the final version.

The event included a presentation and discussion of HealthyCloud and HRIC by Christina Ohmann from ECRIN, followed by an overview of the HRIC proposed services by Gary Saunders from EATRIS, Maria Panagiotopolou from ECRIN, Juan Gonzalez from IACS and Arshiya Merchant from ELIXIR.  Laura Portell from the BSC, concluded the first day with a discussion on incentive mechanisms.

The second day of the event focused on interactive world cafes where participants were divided into small groups to encourage discussion. There were six world cafe sessions, each led by the ´Service Owner’. 


WC Session 1 A legal/regulatory service & A training service for researchers Maria Panagiotopolou (ECRIN)
WC Session 2 A monitoring service & A research community interface service, with the general public Arshiya Merchant (ELIXIR) 
WC Session 3 Incentive mechanisms Salva Capella (BSC)
WC Session 4 An EOSC sensitive data users service, An EOSC Health catalogue service & An EOSC Health resource service Maria Panagiotopolou (ECRIN)
WC Session 5 Table 2: A research community interface service, with HealthData@EU, A metadata standards service & A data interoperability service Juan Gonzalez (IACS)
WC Session 6 Table 3: Incentive mechanisms Salva Capella (BSC)


The event conlcuded witn an open discussion on Data Sharing Incentive mechanisms. Specifically, who, how, why and how to promote date sharing.


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