Jelena Angelis, PhD
Dr Jelena Angelis is a qualified economist working in the field of evaluation and research and innovation policy formation since early 2002 – with SQW Consulting and Oxford Innovation in the UK, Technopolis Group (in 2011-2017) in Tallinn and Brussels and since autumn 2017 as Research Director at a think-tank EFIS (European Future Innovation System) Centre in Brussels. Over the years she has advised such clients as the International Finance Corporation, OECD, European Commission, the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Nordic Council of Ministers, national and regional governments and agencies as well as universities in Western and Eastern Europe.
Over the last eight years Jelena’s focus has been on Research Infrastructures (RIs) and the topics linked to their long-term sustainability, such as socio-economic impacts and open science. In August 2017-June 2019 Jelena was a Project Manager of eInfraCentral, a Horizon 2020 funded project which in several ways contributed to the start of the European Open Science Cloud. An all-inclusive catalogue of services and resources development under eInfraCentral is the EOSC Catalogue available through the EOSC Portal. Jelena has been involved in evaluations, impact assessments and studies of programmes and measures linked to RIs in various scientific fields and was a member of the OECD expert group on socio-economic impacts of RIs. The topic of impacts continues in the current Horizon 2020 project RI-PATHS developing a methodology to assess socio-economic impacts of investments into RIs. In parallel, Jelena is also a member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group assessing the progress of ESFRI and Other World Class Research Infrastructures towards implementation and long-term sustainability.
Originally from Lithuania, Jelena holds a PhD and MPhil degrees from the University of Cambridge (Judge Business School); a BA (Honours) and a Master’s degree from Vilnius University’s Faculty of Economics.
Building together European Open Science Cloud: Perspectives from eInfraCentrall
In recent years, the vision of Open Science has emerged as a new paradigm for transparent, data-driven science capable of accelerating competitiveness and innovation. The embodiment of this vision in Europe is the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) which puts into practice the European vision for Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World by bringing together services and research products such as computing, storage, data, publications, software and workflows from national and international research infrastructures, research performing organisations, collaborations and projects. In so doing, EOSC aims to position Europe as a global leader in scientific data infrastructures and to ensure that European scientists reap the full benefits of data-driven science.
A H2020 funded project eInfraCentral is described in the EOSC Implementation Roadmap as one of the key building blocks of EOSC. The project was set to address one of the challenges that research communities in Europe face – a fragmentation of the e-infrastructure landscape, which makes it difficult for researchers, innovators, data science practitioners and other users to discover services that are new or not well-known. In their turn, service providers and data producers have difficulty reaching out to potential new users due to the lack of harmonisation across various e-infrastructures. eInfraCentral offers support in advancing Open Science by answering researchers’ and providers’ need for a catalogue (https://catalogue.eosc-portal.eu/home) and platform (https://eosc-portal.eu) where all can browse, compare and access various e-services from different scientific domains.
All Sessions by Jelena Angelis, PhD
Dr Jelena Angelis, EFIS: Building together European Open Science Cloud: Perspectives from eInfraCentral
Panel discussion on the future vision of Open Science and EOSC, with participation of Dr Jelena Angelis (EFIS Centre), Dr Vilma Petrikaitė (professor at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences), Valentas Gružauskas (PhD Candidate, Kaunas University of Technology), Dr Shalini Kurapati (Politecnico di Torino), Dr Santosh Ilamparuthi (TU Delft), Dr Peter Kraker (OK Maps), Dr Marta Teperek (TU Delft), Kristina Hettne (Leiden University)