Collaboration type: Collaboration agreement

About EDISON: The Horizon 2020 EDISON project (1 September 2015 – 31 August 2017) aimed to establish the data scientist as a profession, through the development of a number of interconnected activities including a dialogue between professional sectors and academia for the definition of required skills and competences, a widely recognized definition of a Data Science Competence Framework (CF-DS) and related profiles together with a corresponding Data Science Body of Knowledge (DS-BoK) and related Model Curriculum (MC-DS).

Short description of the collaboration & main achievements in the period: The EDISON Project exploited a dedicated Virtual Organisation (EDISON) and a dedicated Virtual Research Environment  (RstudioVirtualLab). The Gateway hosting the RstudioVirtualLab VRE was partially based on the same technology used by the D4Science Infrastructure (gCube Framework) and hosted by a EDISON consortium partner in Poland. They also exploited a number of gCube applications such as the Workspace, Messages, Social Networking and RStudio.

As a counterpart, the EDISON Project partner “Engineering” developed and released in gCube a first version of the Survey application (consisting in two Java portlets) that was successively enhanced and maintained by CNR. The Survey application has been used in WP8 ICES Training courses and on the Blue Datathon VRE to gather feedback from course participants.

Plans for the future: EDISON results are listed as suggested outputs to consider in the INFRA-EOSC calls of March and April 2018, this is an indicative metric to consider for the future H2020 call posed for 2019.