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Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
22 Jun 2022

Solutions for FAIR Open Science in Europe: the FAIR-IMPACT project kicks-off

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

The recently awarded FAIR-IMPACT project will identify and design practical solutions, guidelines and frameworks to realise an EOSC of FAIR data and services. The project started on 1st of June and on 27 and 28 of June will gather 28 partners from 11 countries for the

In 2015 the vision of a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) emerged. EOSC would provide an open and trusted environment for accessing and managing a wide range of publicly funded research data and related services, helping researchers reap the full benefits of data-driven science. EOSC is currently in its implementation phase (2021-2027) which requires active engagement and support to ensure widespread implementation and adoption of the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles, to define and share standards and develop tools and services, to allow researchers to find, access, reuse and combine research results.

With the ambitious goal to realise an EOSC of FAIR...

Federico Drago's picture
17 Jun 2022

20 June 15:00 CEST - Test the Blue-Cloud Aquaculture Monitor Virtual Lab

  • By Federico Drago

The marine thematic EOSC project Blue-Cloud has launched a webinar series to invite the entire marine research community to test the Blue-Cloud Virtual Labs.

The Aquaculture Monitor Virtual Lab has a specific focus on data related to the marine environment, and it is jointly developed by the Information and knowledge management Team (NFISI) of the Fisheries Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the French provider of environmental monitoring solutions Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS).

We are delivering a tool to produce national aquaculture sector overviews whereby a country can make use of OGC compliant data services to monitor its aquaculture sector, not in an isolated way, but built on interoperable services where teams can compute and publish reproducible experiments.

You will also have the chance to learn about the user experience of the Blue-Cloud hackathon winning team, who has exploited the Virtual Lab in their application Sea Clearly, which can help aquaculture providers, managers and end-users track pollutants...

Rosie Allison's picture
16 Jun 2022

Strategies to bring about cultural and policy change for OS in Higher Education Institutes – A discussion-based workshop: 24th June 10AM CEST

  • By Rosie Allison

The INOS ( Stakeholder Consultation Workshop aims to discuss strategies for cultural and policy change for Open and Citizen Science in HEIs, through a structured discussion with key stakeholders, on Friday 24th at 10AM-12PM.

The results of this discussion will be used for the development of a final Vision and Policy Recommendations document, which ultimately aims to create recommendations that will be adopted by HEIs, and encourage policy change by raising awareness of the societal impact of open and citizen science inside and outside HEIs.

The discussion will be based on current INOS outputs in which strategies for cultural and policy change have been recommended. These outputs are summarised in the attached Factsheet. 

Participants will be given a chance for a structured discussion on how to best bring about the advancement of OS and CS, including:
- HE curricula development for academic and library staff and researchers taking into account...

Federico Drago's picture
16 Jun 2022

FAIRCORE4EOSC will advance the EOSC-Core for a FAIR EOSC

  • By Federico Drago

The new Horizon Europe project FAIRCORE4EOSC will deliver nine new EOSC-Core components in support of a FAIR research life cycle, key building blocks in advancing the state of the art towards a Web of FAIR data.

"To increase the uptake of these new components beyond the lifetime of our project, we work together with key players such as the parallel project FAIR-IMPACT and the EOSC Association. Thanks to the technical expertise, previous experience in EOSC projects and good connections to the main EOSC actors and stakeholders, our consortium is well-placed to make concrete progress towards the vision and dream of what EOSC can be." Tommi Suominen, Project Coordinator, CSC - IT Center for Science

Learn more on the FAIRCORE4EOSC website:


Gwen  Franck's picture
07 Jun 2022

EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) Expression of Interest for Business Pilots

  • By Gwen Franck

Apply between May 30th and June 24th

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 the 2nd 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;
  • ...

Rita Meneses's picture
03 Jun 2022

JOIN ESCAPE WEBINAR: ESCAPE Virtual Observatory | Connecting ESFRI data to the EOSC using the Virtual Observatory

  • By Rita Meneses

23 June 2022 15:00 CEST

The VO (Virtual Observatory) is set of standards and tools for data interoperability within astronomy. In the scope of the ESCAPE, the ESCAPE VO (Virtual Observatory) connects the data published on ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) using the VO.

ESCAPE VO integrates distributed research infrastructures into EOSC through the VO, to ensure that their high-level scientific products and big data sets are openly accessible. The ESCAPE enabled VO services aim to be a key for discovery and reuse, using common disciplinary IVOA (International Virtual Observatory Alliance) standards and fostering good practices for data access, deposition and sharing of data, as well as for data management curation and preservation, but also education and
outreach to the scientific community. All in all, the VO is a pioneer of data sharing with a...

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
01 Jun 2022

June 13: discover ARCHIVER solutions for Long Term Digital Preservation of scientific datasets

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

ARCHIVER is a unique initiative in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) that over a three year pre-commercial procurement process developed innovative services for Long Term Digital Preservation of scientific datasets. On Monday 13th if June, the Pilot End-Phase Event will guide ARCHIVER stakeholders at large throught the services developed and their exploitation potential by the research community in EOSC.

Federico Drago's picture
23 May 2022

Marine thematic EOSC Blue-Cloud hosts a partner event at the EU Green Week - 1 June 15:00 CEST

  • By Federico Drago

EU Green Week is an annual opportunity to debate European environmental policy with policymakers, leading environmentalists and stakeholders from Europe and beyond. This year's edition focuses on the European Green Deal - the EU’s sustainable and transformative growth strategy for a resource-efficient and climate-neutral Europe by 2050.

The marine thematic EOSC Blue-Cloud is taking part in the EU Green Week with a Partner Event on 1 June 2022 at 15:00 CEST. In this webinar, after a brief introduction of the Blue-Cloud services, we will present three practical use cases from the international marine research community that were awarded at the Hackathon in February 2022. These applications are currently exploiting the Blue-Cloud platform to expand and improve digital solutions for a range of crucial challenges for a sustainable blue economy.

Agenda and registration


Jan Wiebelitz's picture
18 May 2022

e-IRG Workshop under French EU Presidency - registration is open

  • By Jan Wiebelitz

e-IRG Workshop under French EU Presidency

(30.-31. May, virtual event)

The upcoming e-IRG Workshop under French EU Presidency will be organised as a virtual event with three sessions on 30.-31. May 2022.

The first session addresses the topic "Towards a sustainable European Open Science Cloud - The role of e-Infrastructures" and is jointly organised with the EOSC Steering Board. The goal of this session is to raise awareness on the required sustainability analysis in the e-Infrastructure community and make the first steps in this area, shedding some light on the above elements, with the aspiration that e-IRG recommendations on policies coming out of such an analysis and work, can be brought to the EOSC SB for implementation.

The second session again takes up the topic of the twin “green and digital” transition in e-Infrastructures. The Green Deal is one of key EU priorities in this decade aiming at reaching the climate goals...

Athina Papadopoulou's picture
18 May 2022

Workshop: Open Research Europe-Key synergies for an open and sustainable platform

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

When: Thursday 9 June, 14:00-15:15pm CEST

Register to secure your spot here.

With one year of Open Research Europe (ORE) under the belt, it is timely to review and address the main challenges brought forward both by researchers that have already published with ORE and those that are still hesitant to do so. The platform provides all H2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries and their collaborators with an easy, high-quality platform to publish Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe funded research at no cost and in full compliance with the Commission’s open access policies. Despite the indisputable benefits of ORE, a joint effort for advocacy is needed to ensure the success and longevity of the platform.

The vision of ORE is to deliver a high quality, reliable, and efficient publishing venue for EU research and a sustainable venue where grantees can publish post-grant the results of their work while respecting their...

Judit Fazekas-Paragh's picture
12 May 2022

NI4OS-Europe Open Call

  • By Judit Fazekas-Paragh

This call provides a framework for scientists to perform their work, extract and publish results based on Open Science FAIR principles. The call is designed and implemented to use and test the NI4OS-Europe services, which are part of the European Open Science Cloud. Via NI4OS-Europe Open Call scientists may apply to freely use reliable premium resources and services for their research. For more information click here

Antonis Litke's picture
06 May 2022

2nd INODE EOSC Workshop

  • By Antonis Litke

The 2nd workshop of INODE project is scheduled for June 1st, 2022.
The workshop will provide a comprehensive view on where INODE stands and how the INODE consortium is getting ready for the challenges ahead, till the completion of the INODE project. Short presentations from the INODE use case providers will be intertwined with short demos from technical teams.
Intelligent Open Data Exploration (INODE) is an EU project, funded under Horizon 2020 ( The mission of INODE is to develop a unified, effective platform that provides extensive access to open datasets through natural language queries for a wide range of users from larger scientific communities to the public. The INODE solution is demonstrated in three significant use cases in the fields of Cancer Biomarker Research, Research and Innovation Policy Making, and Astrophysics.

Agenda and Registration:

10:00 - 10:05 Welcome to INODE (Kurt Stockinger, ZHAW, INODE Project Manager)

Federico Drago's picture
02 May 2022

Save the Date: Two Blue-Cloud webinars presenting Virtual Labs for marine researchers in May

  • By Federico Drago

The Horizon 2020 project Blue-Cloud, piloting the thematic EOSC for ocean science, is holding 2 dedicated webinars to introduce 2 of its Virtual Labs in May. We are inviting the entire marine research community to test our Virtual Labs for collaborative Open Science, easily accessible on D4Science via the EOSC federated login.

Join us on 13 May at 11:00 CEST to discover the Plankton Genomics Virtual Lab, presented by experts from EMBL-EBI and Sorbonne Université:

Take part in the webinar on 25 May at 10:00 CEST to take a dip in the Marine Environmental Indicators Virtual Lab, with representatives of CMCC, IFREMER, MOI, KNMI and UiB:


Tiziana Lombardo's picture
29 Apr 2022

"The GoTriple Pundit Annotation Tool" - 11 May 2022 at 2pm CEST

  • By Tiziana Lombardo

The TRIPLE Consortium is pleased to invite you to attend the next training session about The GoTriple Pundit Annotation Tool taking place on Wednesday, 11th May 2022 at 2pm (CEST).

This training webinar will be dedicated to the GoTriple Pundit Annotation Tool and will present the purpose, functionalities, perspectives and a roadmap of Pundit, including the plan to enlist it as a EOSC service. A real use case scenario will demonstrate how Pundit can be used in the SSH research context and a step-by-step guide will showcase how to use Pundit from GoTriple and elsewhere, from registering to annotating web documents.

The training event will provide answers to the following questions, among others:
What are the purpose and functionalities of the Pundit Annotation Tool?
How can Pundit be used in the SSH research context?

Book your space now! Register here:

Date: Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 14.00 – 15.30...

Nell Van den Plas's picture
27 Apr 2022

EOSC Policy Events

  • By Nell Van den Plas

Next Tuesday, 3 May, EOSC Future – in collaboration with the EOSC Association, the EOSC Steering Board, the European Commission and University of Strasbourg – is organising an EOSC Policy Event in Strasbourg, France.

During presentations and panel discussions, EOSC representatives and Open Science policy experts will take on a host of topics, including:

  • the ERA policy agenda
  • the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda
  • national research data infrastructure and requirements
  • the role of EOSC and EOSC projects.

Don’t miss out on this high-level policy event. We invite you to consult the complete agenda and register to watch the event in real time via an online livestream.

You can also continue the discussion with us the following day (in person or online). On 4 May, EOSC Future is contributing to a joint policy workshop with EOSC Pillar, EOSC Nordic, ExPaNDS, NI4OS-Europe, EOSC Synergy and FAIRsFAIR on ‘...

Nell Van den Plas's picture
25 Apr 2022

Provider Days start today 26 April!

  • By Nell Van den Plas

Hello everyone,

The EOSC Core and Marketplace Provider Days are starting on Tuesday 26 April!

From 26 to 28 April, EOSC Future, together with the INFRAEOSC-07 and ARCHIVER projects, have prepared a variety of sessions for new and prospective providers as well as current providers. There is still time to register for this online event and get up to speed on the latest functionalities and planned improvements.

On 26 April, a team of technical experts and open science advocates will showcase how providers can interact with the EOSC platform. During a session on the EOSC Core, they will bring you up to speed on the set of internal functionalities that allows EOSC to operate and how these can help you offer research outputs and tools. A session on the EOSC portal will talk you through the onboarding requirements and processes. Our experts will also present the proposed EOSC...

Rita Giuffrida's picture
22 Apr 2022

Community support discussions: FAIR implementation for NI4OS-Europe service providers

  • By Rita Giuffrida

The NI4OS-Europe and OntoCommons projects have co-organised the workshop "Community support discussions: FAIR implementation for NI4OS-Europe service providers" on 29 April 2022 (from to 12pm to 3pm CEST). During the 3-hours workshop, the participants have the opportunity to engage in tailored discussions with service providers to answer their FAIR-related questions and support their needs with respect to metadata, ontologies and semantics. In this interactive event, service providers will have the exceptional opportunity to learn about best practices from the experts of the NI4OS-Europe semantics experts group and the OntoCommons projects as well as present their services and get customised support.

Federico Drago's picture
21 Apr 2022

EOSC-Pillar Recommendations for Legal and Policy Harmonisation of Open and FAIR Science in the EU

  • By Federico Drago

EOSC-Pillar produced a set of recommendations reflecting a selection of the most relevant identified shortcomings of the current regulations on FAIR and Open Science across EU member states, which have been operated based on three criteria:

  • The relevance of the legal obstacles at comparative level (e.g., profound regulatory fragmentation and divergences across the five EOSC-Pillar Member States);
  • The relevance of the legal obstacles to the guidelines issued for the benefit of individual stakeholders (e.g., specific needs to facilitate good practises);
  • The urgency of intervention upon provisions, whose modernisation has been deemed to be long overdue.

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Federico Drago's picture
12 Apr 2022

Stories of Data: Open.Science.Talk - Pilot episode: Welcome to the show!

  • By Federico Drago

EOSC - What is it and does it pay off? In this new podcast series, we are discovering the world of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Our mixed team with representatives from the Horizon 2020 projects EOSC-Pillar and SSHOC projects will talk about the present and future of EOSC. From the vision - to the mission - to the reality - with a focus on the latter.

The aim of “Stories of Data” is to make EOSC more tangible and to support researchers in the implementation of Open Science and FAIR Data. We present practical examples and introduce some of the EOSC Community’s tools and services.

Take the dive to get deeper insights into EOSC!

Listen to the pilot episode now!