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Primeur weekly 2018-02-19

Exascale supercomputing

Ready for Exascale: researchers find algorithm for large-scale brain simulations on next-generation supercomputers ...

Quantum computing

Researchers demonstrate promising method for improving quantum information processing ...

Fingerprints of quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Karel Luyben appointed Dutch National Coordinator for Open Science ...

Middleware

An OLCF-developed visualization tool offers customization and faster rendering ...

Hardware

Dell EMC next generation converged infrastructure makes data centre modernization even simpler ...

Cray reports 2017 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies Day proclaimed in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County ...

MACH-2 put into operation at 77 trillion operations/second ...

Applications

CENIC recognizes technology projects to combat California wildfires ...

3D-e-Chem team develops building blocks and recipes for computer-aided drug discovery ...

Researchers find blood pressure drug holds promise for preventing onset of Type 1 diabetes ...

NCSA allocates over $2.4 million in new Blue Waters supercomputer awards to Illinois researchers ...

NCSA researchers create one of the most reliable tools for long-term crop prediction in the U.S. Corn Belt ...

Embracing complexity in biological systems ...

Particle interactions calculated on Titan support the search for new physics discoveries ...

GM revs up diesel combustion modeling on Titan supercomputer ...

NEC and Tohoku University succeed in AI-based new material development ...

Physics data processing at NERSC dramatically cuts reconstruction time ...

Advanced computing and water management at the AAAS Meeting 2018 ...

Neural networks everywhere ...

Supermassive black hole model predicts characteristic light signals at cusp of collision ...

New turbulent transport modelling shows multiscale fluctuations in heated plasma ...

TACC and DOD engage in four-year transformational design project ...

The Cloud

Atos signs key contract with the European Space Agency to enable new services with satellite data ...

Oracle buys Zenedge ...

NEC contributes to ecosystem for enhancing virtualized network orchestration ...

Karel Luyben appointed Dutch National Coordinator for Open Science


Left: Minister Van Engelshoven, right: Karel Luyben. Photo: Roy Borghouts.
12 Feb 2018 Amsterdam - The steering group of the Dutch National Platform Open Science appointed former Delft University of Technology Rector Karel Luyben as the National Coordinator for Open Science. In this newly created role, Karel Luyben will work to achieve the Netherlands' open science ambitions and to strengthen the country's pioneering role in this field. This will benefit everyone. Open access to publications, for example, allows lecturers to read up on the most recent developments in their field and to incorporate them into their courses. Furthermore, it allows doctors and nurses to apply the latest medical methods for better care.

Open science is about sharing research data and making scientific publications (digitally) available to a large audience. Publicly funded research must be publicly accessible. Dutch Minister of Science Van Engelshoven sees open science as an important priority of the Coalition Agreement.

The Netherlands is known as a pioneer in this field in Europe. This also became apparent during the Netherlands' EU presidency in 2016. They helped introduce the ambitions that by 2020 all scientific articles should be freely accessible, research data is to be optimally available for reuse and researchers must be valued and rewarded for sharing research data and results.

The Netherlands feels that open science should be encouraged and supported and has documented these ambitions in its National Plan Open Science, which was presented to the National Platform Open Science exactly one year ago. A large number of organisations with a stake in this development are working together on this platform. Since its launch one year ago, the percentage of open-access publications has gone up and the sharing of research data has soared. The Netherlands has also taken the lead to create a European platform together with Germany and France to make all this possible: the GO FAIR initiative.

To interconnect the various Platform activities and monitor progress, it was decided to appoint a National Coordinator for Open Science. Karel Luyben will be filling this position. He was also given the specific task to make 'the scientist's voice' heard on the Platform. Karel Luyben was appointed by the National Platform Open Science, in which organisations such as VSNU, KNAW, NWO, VH, PNN, KB, SURF, NFU, ZonMW and GO-FAIR have joined forces.

Minister Van Engelshoven supported the appointment: "I am very pleased with this decision. Luyben is no stranger to the European networks and has a proven track record in the field of open science. I feel he has the expertise to set in motion and interconnect the national and international open science policies."

For more information, you can consult the Open Science website.
Source: Dutch National Plan Open Science

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-02-19

Exascale supercomputing

Ready for Exascale: researchers find algorithm for large-scale brain simulations on next-generation supercomputers ...

Quantum computing

Researchers demonstrate promising method for improving quantum information processing ...

Fingerprints of quantum entanglement ...

Focus on Europe

Karel Luyben appointed Dutch National Coordinator for Open Science ...

Middleware

An OLCF-developed visualization tool offers customization and faster rendering ...

Hardware

Dell EMC next generation converged infrastructure makes data centre modernization even simpler ...

Cray reports 2017 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies Day proclaimed in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County ...

MACH-2 put into operation at 77 trillion operations/second ...

Applications

CENIC recognizes technology projects to combat California wildfires ...

3D-e-Chem team develops building blocks and recipes for computer-aided drug discovery ...

Researchers find blood pressure drug holds promise for preventing onset of Type 1 diabetes ...

NCSA allocates over $2.4 million in new Blue Waters supercomputer awards to Illinois researchers ...

NCSA researchers create one of the most reliable tools for long-term crop prediction in the U.S. Corn Belt ...

Embracing complexity in biological systems ...

Particle interactions calculated on Titan support the search for new physics discoveries ...

GM revs up diesel combustion modeling on Titan supercomputer ...

NEC and Tohoku University succeed in AI-based new material development ...

Physics data processing at NERSC dramatically cuts reconstruction time ...

Advanced computing and water management at the AAAS Meeting 2018 ...

Neural networks everywhere ...

Supermassive black hole model predicts characteristic light signals at cusp of collision ...

New turbulent transport modelling shows multiscale fluctuations in heated plasma ...

TACC and DOD engage in four-year transformational design project ...

The Cloud

Atos signs key contract with the European Space Agency to enable new services with satellite data ...

Oracle buys Zenedge ...

NEC contributes to ecosystem for enhancing virtualized network orchestration ...