Open Science

The Eötvös Loránd Research Network Supports Open Science

As part of the Open Science initiative, research is performed in collaboration, and all research data and information generated during the research process is free to use, view and access. ELKH has undertaken a leading role in supporting Open Science in Hungary. This includes:

The ELKH Secretariat has signed the National Position Paper on Open Science, a statement initiated by the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office which describes the principles of open science that best serve the interests and development of Hungarian science, and also summarizes its main areas of activity.

The ELKH Secretariat has contributed to the significant upgrading of the capacity of the ELKH Cloud, one of Hungary's most important IT cloud systems for research purposes, and also supports the ELKH Cloud service hosted by the Institute for Computer Science and Control and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics, which both belong to the ELKH network.

The main objectives of the ELKH Cloud are:

  • To provide a computing infrastructure of European standard and capacity to ELKH researchers and the entire Hungarian research community.
  • To provide support for artificial intelligence research.
  • To promote a culture of cloud use among Hungarian researchers.
  • To support researchers in adapting their applications to the cloud.
  • To connect to the European IT infrastructure development ecosystem.

The ELKH Cloud has joined the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative, which provides an open, multidisciplinary IT environment for researchers, developers, businesses and citizens.

The ELKH Cloud is part of the latest roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). As part of the SLICES initiative, the roadmap outlines a 10-15-year timeframe for providing a pan-European pilot infrastructure for digital sciences in order to develop the internet of the future.

The ELKH Secretariat has launched the ELKH Data Repository project, which aims to develop a digital infrastructure for the management of research data according to FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) principles.

The main characteristics of the ELKH Data Repository:

As part of the open access concept, the ELKH Secretariat and the ELKH research sites, as member institutions of the Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) have the option for open access publication in any scientific journals where the EISZ has an agreement with the publishers. In addition, users can also access these journals either free of charge or at a discount.