“The mission of ATHENA is to conduct outstanding research in Informatics and Computational Sciences and to ensure this research has an impact on society, tackling global challenges and addressing local needs. Athena RC studies a broad spectrum of research issues within these fields, including some raised by other sciences, industrial applications, or societal challenges.”
ATHENA is highly committed to homogenizing national and institutional policies, infrastructures and practices according to European standards and the EOSC. ATHENA’s strong presence and contribution in EOSC (e.g. through EOSCpilot, RDA Europe 4.0, e-InfraCentral, EOSC Secretariat, NI4OS-Europe, NEANIAS, OpenAIRE NEXUS, EOSC FUTURE projects) fosters EOSC realization and uptake. National projects, such as HELIX for the development of the Hellenic Data Service, co-coordinated by ATHENA, integrate Open Science and EOSC in the national research ecosystem.
Contribution to Open Science
ATHENA is one of the distinguished research centers in Greece, with a competitive position in the framework programs of the European Commission. Research that is being carried out and innovation that is being developed in ATHENA focuses on the fields of Information and Communication Technologiesfrom the perspective of both Computer Science and Computational Sciences, covering all software and hardware aspects. ATHENA’s knowledge and experience is diffused within and enhanced byits three Institutes (Language and Speech Processing, Industrial Systems Institute, Information Management Systems Institute) and five Units (Corallia - Hellenic Technologie ClusterInitiative, Space Programmes, Robot Perception and Interaction, Environmental and Networking Technologies and Applications, Pharma – Informatics, and Sustainable Development).
ATHENA is highly involved in Open Science and Research Data Management (RDM) both at the European and national level. For the past decade, ATHENA has been in the coordinating seat of OpenAIRE. Moreover, ATHENA collaborates with others to:
- develop services for domain specific infrastructures or generic / domain agnostic applications.
- support the adoption of policies for responsible and reproducible research and innovation at national and local levels.
- raise awareness and train researchers, librarians and relevant Greek stakeholders on digital skills for research.