DiSSCo Connect meeting
Monday, 15 May 2017 from 12:00 to 17:00 (CEST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The meeting titled “DiSSCo Connect” aims at facilitating the connection between all (internal and external) stakeholders. The meeting will bring together the DiSSCo consortium, key external stakeholders, ESFRI delegates and ministry representatives.
We expect to have representatives from all 19 countries as well as related to DiSSCo RIs.
- 12.00 – 13.00 Welcome Lunch and networking session
- 13.00 – 13.10 Welcome by Host & Chair of DiSSCo Steering Committee (Edwin van Huis, Director of Naturalis)
- 13.10 – 13.30 Short speeches by invited speakers | John Wood (co-chair of RDA Council), Edit Herczog (Former MEP, lead on research infrastructures), Augusto Burgueno (European Commission, Head of e-Infra Unit) (TBC)
- 13.30 – 13.45 Scientific vision and mission of DiSSCo | Ian Owens (Director of Science, Natural History Museum London)
- 13.45 – 14.00 DiSSCo systems architecture and technical design | Wouter Addink (Naturalis & DiSSCo coordination team )
- 14.00 – 14.10 Building on CETAF | Ana Casino (CETAF & DiSSCo coordination team)
- 14.10 – 14.20 DiSSCo European engagement and governance model | Dimitris Koureas (DiSSCo coordinator)
- 14.20 – 14.45 Institutional benefits of DiSSCo: Building on our experience | Vince Smith (Natural History Museum London)
- 14.45 – 15.15 Interfaces with other RIs
- 15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break
- 15.45 – 16.45 Structured open discussion
- 16.45 – 17.00 Wrap-up
Arriving by plane or train
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is at approximately 30 km from the centre of Leiden. There are regular trains (6 per hour) connecting the airport to Leiden Central Station (€ 5.80 for a one way trip taking about 15-20 minutes). Tickets are available from a vending machine or service desk.
Marktsteeg 1, 2312 CS Leiden
A selection of hotels in the vicinity of the train station, about 10-15 minutes from the meeting venue.
Hampshire Hotel Fitland – Level Leiden
Bargelaan 180, 2333 CW Leiden
Prices of online bookings depend on the day of booking and start around € 116.00
IBIS Leiden Centre
Stationsplein 240-242, 2312 AR Leiden
Prices of online bookings depend on the day of booking and start around € 90.00
Golden Tulip Leiden Centre and Tulip Inn
Schipholweg 3, 2316 XB Leiden
www.goldentulipleidencentre.nl (for both Golden Tulip and Tulip Inn)
The Golden Tulip Hotel is a preferred hotel of Naturalis. They offer a special rate of € 119 when booking by phone +31 71 4083500 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org This is the lowest rate for that period. Please mention the preferred hotel arrangement.