The consortium of the Horizon2020 proposal will meet in Prague on the 24th and 25th of November 2016. We will be hosted by the Czech University of Life Sciences. The focus is on the elaboration of the proposal in 10 work packages. We have a tough programme, but everybody is very enthusiastic passing the first stage so successfully.
Meanwhile, we have established a good collaboration with EU-OPENSCREEN. We will pass novel plant compounds identified by EUPLANTCROPP to the library of EU-OPENSCREEN for further screening. We will also assist EU-OPENSCREEN to develop novel plant-based assays. The coordinator of this established research infrastructure, Dr Philip Gribbon, will participate in the Advisory Board of EUPLANTCROPP to guide complementary establishment to EU-OPENSCREEN.
We made considerable progress with respect to data management involving Prof Barend Mons. He is the driving force of the FAIR-Guidelines enabling use of data of the scientific community world-wide. He has been strongly involved in the set-up of the data research infrastructure ELIXIR and is currently the chair of the Commission High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Finally, he is engaged in the worldwide initiative of the Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN). He offered us a lecture in novel data management and stewardship fitting in the newest requirements of the European Commission with respect to open access. He will assist us to bring EUPLANTCROPP at the front of data management and stewardship. In addition, we will establish links with the research infrastructure ELIXIR by way of Barend.