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Want to provide feedback to the EOSC community? Start a discussion here.

Welcome to the EOSC Liaison Platform, an online discussion environment that allows the collection of input and provision of feedback to EOSC governance bodies.


Why take an active role in the Forum?

By 2021, the European Open Science Cloud is expected to play an important role in how researchers in Europe work. With several action lines currently in progress to produce the science cloud, this forum is a new channel for you to take part in shaping it.

What you can do

...and of course, promote events and results!


Where to start?

You can follow the steps below. If your internet is slow, please give time for the .gif files to load. 

STEP 1. Register and login to the EOSCsecretariat website

You can use your academic or social accounts to register. After connecting your personal account, update your EOSC profile. 


STEP 2. Join the EOSC Liaison Platform

After registering on the EOSCsecretariat website with your EOSC profile (Step 1), you need to join the EOSC Liaison Platform through the Subscribe to group button situated at the top of the column on the right. 

STEP 3. Post

Once you have completed the registration process (1. registering using the Social/academic login and 2. joining the EOSC Liaison Platform) and while logged in, you can create new posts or start commenting on existing discussions. You can also filter the discussions based on topics.


Who is invited to participate?

Representatives from the following organisations are encouraged to provide feedback and input:

  • Infrastructure initiatives in the EU Member States
  • EU infrastructure related activities (including ESFRIs, RIs, etc.)
  • International initiatives
  • Industry
  • Researchers



1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promotion in the forums

This forum defines spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forum with links to your site or product, or use it to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. Spamming also includes posting the same content repeatedly. DO NOT ASK for email addresses or phone numbers. Failure to do so will result in your account being banned permanently and your posts to be deleted.

2. Don't post copyright-infringing material

Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.

3. Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images

Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting.

4. Remain respectful of other members at all times

All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.

However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.

5. Posts are moderated by the EOSCsecretariat team

The EOSCsecretariat team retains the right to moderate posts on this forum and to remove content that infringes the rules of the forum.


In case you should encounter any issue or bug related to the Liaison Platform or if you need support on its use please contact support@eoscsecretariat.eu


If you want to suggest the inclusion of other tags to the EOSC Liaison Platform please contact info@eoscsecretariat.eu


Recent Activity

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
23 Jan 2023

Call to join the Group of EOSC FAIR Champions! Apply till 10 March!

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

FAIR-IMPACT is glad to announce the opening of its call for FAIR Champions, a group of 12 experts that will be actively engaged in analysing and shaping FAIR data policies and practices in their field who will be on board to act as ambassadors for FAIR, engage their community, and advocate for adoption of the project results.

The candidate Champions are engaged in identifying research data gaps and needs within their communities, to create broader engagement with FAIR, and to shape and disseminate the outcomes of the FAIR-IMPACT project, for instance by facilitating national roadshows in their country, and contributing to the development of FAIR implementation stories

FAIR-IMPACT is looking for Champions who have broad expertise in FAIR policy and/or practice, bring strong research data advocacy experience and excellent communications skills, are driven to help mobilise others to generate more FAIR data on  policy and/or practice level, and are keen...

Athina Papadopoulou's picture
18 Jan 2023

Copyright for Open Science in the US: From Fair Use to Statutory Licensing

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

This workshop aims at mapping/outlining the current US landscape in terms of Open Access/ Open Science and the publishing industry. It seeks to explore different Open Science models and how they could be served by the current copyright legislative framework. In addition, it investigates the way in which Open Science is served by the current Fair Use system and how a Statutory Licensing system could be deployed in order to further and advance Open Access publishing models.

Moderator: John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, and Professor (Limited Term), Simon Fraser University 


Jonathan Band, Attorney, policybandwidth
Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor, Harvard University
Curtis Brundy, Associate University Librarian, Iowa State University
David Fewer, Counsel and Director, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, University of Ottawa
Richard Gallagher, President & Editor-in-Chief, Annual Reviews; Publisher, Knowable Magazine

Date & Time: Thursday 19th January 2023, 13:00 - 14:30 EST (19:00 - 20:30 CET)


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
16 Jan 2023

Stepping up Open Science with OpenAIRE services; what’s in it for Universities, Research Performing Organizations & Institutions

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

OpenAIRE launches the OpenAIRE Services for Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) with a 1h webinar on 31 January at 14.30 CET.  

The aim of the webinar will be to inform the RPOs (including librarians and any universities staff devoted to developing and implementing Open Science policies within the RPOs) on the OpenAIRE guidelines and services to step up Open Science. We will explain how the OpenAIRE services can support the research lifecycle and how the Institutions can benefit from them.  

For more information you can read our news article: https://www.openaire.eu/stepping-up-open-science-with-openaire-services-what-s-in-it-for-universities-research-performing-organisations-institutions  

And visit our dedicated website (https://www.openaire.eu/openaire-for-rpos), that will be continuously enriched with new use case, tutorials, and materials to download and re-use.  

Register here.


Zachary Smith's picture
21 Dec 2022

PolicyCloud’s White paper: Towards standardisation in data driven policymaking

  • By Zachary Smith

Policy Cloud has released the White Paper “Cloud for Data Driven Policy Management”, providing recommendations on research and innovation actions towards interoperable data driven policymaking.

The White Paper, developed in collaboration with StandICT.eu 2023, addresses the standardisation of data interoperability in data-driven policymaking, with a particular focus on the technological, legal and ethical aspects of handling data. As data sources become more available and diverse, it is essential to increase the efforts in establishing proper standards that will ensure ethical and legal compliance.

The Policy Cloud project has highlighted this need through its 3-dimensional approach or “end-to-end legal and ethical assessment” for an end-to-end data analysis. The three stages of the approach include a preliminary assessment of the implications around the use of available data, the set-up of a technology workplace where data can be uploaded, and...

Marie Czuray's picture
20 Dec 2022

Final Episodes of the Stories of Data Podcast

  • By Marie Czuray

Dear colleagues,
As the year and the project EOSC-Pillar come to an end, maybe you’ll find the time to catch up on the latest (and final) episodes of our podcast "Stories of Data - Open.Science.Talk" and share your favourite ones with your network!

The podcasts can be accessed on Spotify and Anchor. The full list of recorded podcast episodes is available on our website (https://www.eosc-pillar.eu/stories-data-open-science-podcast).

Please find the newest episodes below - you’ll recognize some familiar voices from EOSC-Pillar talking about their efforts to make EOSC a reality:

Gwen  Franck's picture
12 Dec 2022

EOSC DIH 4th (and final) Expression of Interest for Business Pilots

  • By Gwen Franck

According to the Digital Agenda for Europe, businesses are strategically placed to use research infrastructure resources and services to enhance growth and foster innovation. The EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), an international, multi-player cooperation, provides an interface for supporting this commercial innovation.

This month, we are launching 4th (and final) Expression of Interest (EoI) for Business Pilots. The goal is to onboard businesses developing innovative solutions and – with EOSC technologies and services – help them bring products and services to market. 

Through this EoI, we will also support industry applicants wishing to become service and content providers for the EOSC community.

For instance:

  • data analytics to improve healthcare
  • services for safer and cleaner transport
  • machine learning and AI optimisation
  • applications to reduce the cost of public services.

 The selected business pilots will receive support in, among other areas:

  • accessing e-infrastructure resources and additional technical services;
  • prototyping, scaling up, design, performance verification
  • ...

Athina Papadopoulou's picture
12 Dec 2022

Copyright for Open Science (C4OS) Event Series

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Can we think of a Copyright system that provides equitable compensation to all involved parties, while maximising access to scientific resources and ensuring sustainable value production? Is the solution within the existing Copyright system or shall we look outside of it? Is Copyright reform attainable, and if yes, should it be incremental or radical? Finally, are new forms of legislation, such as data governance policy and legislation (from Open Data to Platform regulation), providing us with a new framework of thinking as to how we could achieve the desired balance between different copyright holders?

The Copyright for Open Science (C4OS), an initiative of OpenAIRE aims at addressing these questions in a series of three meetings/ workshops, where legal scholars, policy makers, publishers, creators, researchers and information scientists share their views as to how an equitable, sustainable and just model for Open Science may be achieved. 

Workshop 1: The European Context of...

Romain David's picture
10 Dec 2022

An iterative and interdisciplinary categorisation process towards FAIRer digital resources for sensitive life-sciences data

  • By Romain David

For life science infrastructures, sensitive data generate an additional layer of complexity. Cross-domain categorisation and discovery of digital resources related to sensitive data presents major interoperability challenges. To support this FAIRification process, a toolbox demonstrator aiming at support for discovery of digital objects related to sensitive data (e.g., regulations, guidelines, best practice, tools) has been developed. The toolbox is based upon a categorisation system developed and harmonised across a cluster of 6 life science research infrastructures. Three different versions were built, tested by subsequent pilot studies, finally leading to a system with 7 main categories (sensitive data type, resource type, research field, data type, stage in data sharing life cycle, geographical scope, specific topics). 109 resources attached with the tags in pilot study 3 were used as the initial content for the toolbox demonstrator, a software tool allowing searching of digital objects linked to sensitive data with filtering based upon...

Tiziana Lombardo's picture
06 Dec 2022

Registration for Final TRIPLE Conference is open - Bonn, 1-3 February 2023

  • By Tiziana Lombardo

On behalf of the TRIPLE consortium, we are glad to invite you to the final project conference, "Improving Discovery and Collaboration in Open Science", which will take place from 1st to 3rd February 2023 in Bonn, Germany.

Event schedule will be published soon, in the meantime, reserve your free space by registering here: https://triple2023.sciencesconf.org/registration

Since 2019 the TRIPLE project has been developing the multilingual discovery platform GoTriple, which provides users to facilitate interdisciplinary research and foster collaboration by providing a central access point. The GoTriple discovery platform and its features are intended to overcome the borders that separate disciplines and researchers from each other. Users can explore, find, access and reuse Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) artefacts at a European scale (data and publications, researcher's profiles, projects). 

From 1 to 3 February,  Researchers, Research Infrastructures representatives, Research Librarians and Archivists, EOSC key stakeholders, industry and policymakers from the...