18/12/2020 – Marialuisa Lavitrano, BBMRI.it’s Director, appointed director with a three years mandate in the board of directors of EOSC Association to support the EU’s Open Science policy and European Data Strategy. The EOSC will federate existing scientific data infrastructures, currently dispersed across disciplines and the EU Member States.
Professor Lavitrano is professor of Pathology, director of Molecular Medicine Unit at the University of Milano-Bicocca where she was pro-rector for International Affairs for 8 years (2006–2013). She is the Director of BBMRI.it, national node of BBMRI-ERIC and of EMMRI – the Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures. Professor Lavitrano is among the most outstanding scientists currently working at UNIMIB. Enrolled at UNIMIB in 2001, a few years after the creation of the University, she played a key role in the development and establishment of UNIMIB as one of the most promising universities in Italy.
The EOSC Association held its first official General Assembly since becoming a legal entity under Belgian law, and will represent European stakeholders and organisations in developing EOSC over the next few years. The online event saw the four organisations – CESAER, CSIC, GARR and GÉANT, the EOSC Association’s founding members that are tasked with initiating the admission of new members – welcome and officially admit 142 total members, of which 21 nationally mandated organisations, plus 49 observers. These members and observers are made up of research funding organisations, research performing organisations, service providing organisations and other organisations.
You can also find the press release from EOSC at the link: