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Katrien Witpas's picture
20 Aug 2021

1st EOSC Future RDA Call

  • By Katrien Witpas

EOSC Future launches the first of its RDA Open Calls

As part of the EOSC Future project, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) is launching a call for proposals to improve the technical data frameworks for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). These proposals should focus on maintaining, optimising and documenting existing frameworks in keeping with RDA’s outputs and recommendations. Applicants can submit their proposal until 29 October 2021, 16.00 CEST via the EOSC Future Grants Platform.

EOSC Future wants to develop a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) whose technical specificities align with the real-life needs of the EU’s diverse research communities. While many trusted frameworks for FAIR data interoperability already exist, they need to be optimised and documented further to be (re)implemented in EOSC. The RDA Open Calls look to engage the scientific community to improve and document existing frameworks while leveraging existing RDA...

Katrien Witpas's picture
20 Aug 2021


  • By Katrien Witpas

The EOSC Future project wants to develop a European Open Science Cloud that can support the shifting needs of the EU’s research communities. To do so, it is looking to understand the day-to-day work culture and habits of its current and potential users. That’s why it is launching its first user survey.

The survey welcomes inputs from everyone in the European research ecosystem. This includes researchers, research librarians, policymakers, higher education administrators or funders as well as citizen scientists. It is also looking to collect insights from any other stakeholders with knowledge of research data practices in general and EOSC in particular.

Above all, this survey hopes to collect responses from scientists in different stages of their careers, from different disciplines and in different European countries to get a better understanding of how they work.

Via the EOSC Portal

Federico Drago's picture
16 Aug 2021

Implementing EOSC together: read the report of the EOSC Symposium 2021

  • By Federico Drago

The EOSC Symposium 2021 provided a key engagement opportunity for the EOSC community after the European Open Science Cloud finally entered its highly-anticipated implementation phase in 2021. Delivered online to just under 1,000 EOSC stakeholders from over 63 different countries, this was not only the largest EOSC Symposium yet, but it was also an essential opportunity for convergence and alignment on principles and priorities.

The EOSC Association will play an important role in this phase. With already over 210 member and observer organisations from across Europe, the Association represents a single voice for the advocacy and representation of the broader EOSC Stakeholder community in Europe, promoting alignment of EU research policy and priorities.

The Association will continuously develop the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which will influence future EOSC activities at institutional, national and EU level (including the EOSC-related work programmes in Horizon Europe). This living document will adapt to...

Federico Drago's picture
11 Aug 2021

The EOSC Association for regional and national communities: interviews with the Board

  • By Federico Drago

Over the past few months, the Communications Task Force of the INFRAEOSC-05 Collaboration carried out a series of interviews with the EOSC Association Board of Directors. supported and coordinated this effort, involving all the four regional projects (EOSC-NordicEOSC-PillarEOSC-Synergy and NI4OS-Europe), which reached out to the President and Directors of the Association in order to collect precious insights relevant to regional and local Open Science communities across Europe.

Topics ranged from the establishment and development of national Open Science initiatives such as ICDI in Italy and NFDI in Germany, to the impact of the pandemic on the evolution and uptake of OS principles in specific regions, with a particular focus on the pivotal role played by the EOSC Association in partnership with the European Commission in the Horizon Europe framework for the next years.

These chats are a great chance for the wider research community to get a clearer understanding of the EOSC vision and roadmap for the next few years.

Iiris Liinamaa's picture
09 Aug 2021

Apply for EOSC Future User Group by 15 September 2021

  • By Iiris Liinamaa

The EOSC Future project is looking for 200+ science champions to help co-design and finetune EOSC services and products. Actors from all scientific fields are encouraged to apply online by 15 September.

EOSC Future is developing a so-called ‘system of systems’ to support European researchers in managing the entire lifecycle of data: from sharing, managing and exploiting their own data to discovering, re-using and recombining the data sets through professionally provided services. To guarantee that this cluster of products and services responds to researchers’ changing real-life needs, active user involvement is key.

That is why EOSC Future is looking for a diverse group of users and stakeholders to help co-create a trusted virtual data environment. Through the EOSC Future User Group, the project will assemble a team of “EOSC champions” from different scientific disciplines across the EU to help test and refine services and products. The User Group will rely on surveys, focus groups, or testbed sessions to validate project outputs.

How to apply
Find out more about eligibility criteria and expected contributions on the EOSC Portal and apply by 15 September 2021.


Jonna Helenius's picture
30 Jul 2021

EOSC-NORDIC, FAIRsFAIR, and SSHOC working paper open for public comments

  • By Jonna Helenius

FAIRsFAIR, SSHOC, and EOSC-Nordic projects are all supporting digital repositories in their journey to achieve TDR status. When sharing experiences, the project teams found out that two fundamental TDR concepts are not always easy to understand: preservation and Designated Community. The draft working paper FAIR + Time: Preservation for a Designated Community was prepared in collaboration with the three projects. It seeks to present key concepts and expand on them to specify the standards and assessments required for an interoperable ecosystem of FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) data preserved for the long term in generalist and specialist FAIR-enabling trustworthy digital repositories (TDR) for a defined designated community of users. 

The working paper is open for public comments untill 30 September. 

Read the full paper here:

Bert Meerman's picture
29 Jul 2021

FAIR FESTIVAL 2021 - A Great success

  • By Bert Meerman


FAIR FESTIVAL 2021 -  Great success 

After three years’ groundwork, the GO FAIR Initiative has grown into a globally active network. The GO FAIR community has become an indispensable part of the international research data landscape as an important driver for the building of a global Internet of FAIR Data and Services. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has initiated the GO FAIR Initiative together with the Science Ministries of France and the Netherlands. In future, GO FAIR offices already in existence or in planning will assume the work of coordination and will support the scientific community in their needs. Representatives from Austria, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA agreed to jointly meet the challenges of research data management and stated their willingness to globally promote the FAIR movement. It remains the goal of the GO FAIR Initiative to foster the culture of...

Federico Drago's picture
23 Jul 2021

Getting to know NFDI, the German National Research Data Infrastructure, with York Sure-Vetter

  • By Federico Drago

Open Science in Europe is constantly evolving, and each country is working hard to ensure an overall improvement of a dynamic environment where researchers can collaborate and thrive. Germany is no exception to this rule, as demonstrated by the major steps recently taken by its newly-established National Research Data Infrastructure, NFDI (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur), directed by York Sure-Vetter.

Earlier this year, the EOSC-Pillar project already had a first chance to learn more about the Open Science landscape in Germany thanks to EOSC Association Director Klaus Tochtermann.

After collecting some basic knowledge about NFDI, we were absolutely looking forward to hearing more. In the middle of the evaluation of the second round of consortia, and while busy preparing the second NFDI Conference, York Sure-Vetter found time for an insightful tour around the development and status of NFDI and shared his expectations on the future of the initiative.

Read the full interview on EOSC-Pillar

Diego Simoni's picture
23 Jul 2021

Call for researchers to shape the EOSC Future solutions

  • By Diego Simoni

The EOSC Future project is looking for 200+ science champions to help co-design and finetune EOSC services and products.

EOSC Future is an EU-funded project that will develop a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) to strengthen European science. It will create a virtual environment where researchers can find, share and process interoperable data sets, publications, code and other research outputs. The EOSC environment will also include professional data, computing and storage services to facilitate scientific workflows.

The project looks to create a so-called ‘system of systems’ that will support European researchers in managing the entire lifecycle of data: from sharing, managing and exploiting their own data to discovering, re-using and recombining the data sets of others. To guarantee that this cluster of products and services responds to researchers’ changing real-life needs, active user involvement is key.

That is why EOSC Future is looking for a diverse group of users and stakeholders to help co-create a trusted virtual data environment. Through the EOSC Future User Group, the project will assemble a team of “EOSC champions” from different scientific disciplines across the EU to help test and refine services and products. The User Group will rely on surveys, focus groups, or testbed sessions to validate project outputs.

Do you want to help shape the future of EOSC services while getting free access to select EOSC resources?

EOSC Future is seeking researchers and actors from all scientific fields to closely support the co-design of EOSC.

Submit your application by 15 September to join the EOSC Future User Group

Zachary Smith's picture
15 Jul 2021

Work with the EOSC Association: Four positions open now

  • By Zachary Smith

The EOSC Association is looking to expand its operational staff in Belgium and are accepting applications for four new positions which will play a key part in contributing to the growth of the Association and the implementation phase of EOSC.

The four positions are: 

Applications for the CTO position must be made by 1 September 2021. Applications for the other three positions close 15 August 2021. Information on the roles, responsibilities, requirements, as well as how to apply can be found in the dedicated section of the website Work with us.

About the Association

With already over 210 member and observer organisations, the EOSC Association represents a single voice for the advocacy and representation for the broader...

Marie Czuray's picture
14 Jul 2021

Launch of the EOSC-Pillar Ambassadors Programme

  • By Marie Czuray

Just launched - the EOSC-Pillar Ambassadors Programme! We offer an information package to support everyone who wants get involved in raising awareness for EOSC. Most of the material can be adapted to different situations and needs.

We hope that our communication kit is attractive - for use and for dissemination.

Discover the new EOSC-Pillar Ambassadors Programme! Click here to find out more: 

Athina Papadopoulou's picture
09 Jul 2021

Research Libraries, Researchers & the EOSC: Workshop Series Outcomes

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

During the last two weeks of January 2021, LIBER and Scientific Knowledge Services (SKS) organised a series of five workshops on the interaction between research libraries, researchers, and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). These workshops were aimed at discussing the role of libraries in connecting researchers to Open Science and the EOSC, and at analysing how their services developed to support researchers can be integrated into the EOSC.

Workshop Series Outline

The series was organised into three regional workshops to cover the Southern, Northern and Central-Eastern European landscapes, along with two workshops that focussed on two types of universities: multidisciplinary and technical. All three workshops addressed the following main questions:

  1. What is the value of the EOSC for researchers and research libraries, based on the goals/work of the EOSC?
  2. What is the input needed from these stakeholders toward the EOSC?
  3. How can these stakeholder groups become actively involved in
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Olivier Le Gall's picture
06 Jul 2021

ROSiE - Responsible OS in Europe

  • By Olivier Le Gall

ROSiE (“Responsible Open science in Europe”) is a just-starting, 3-year H2020-funded coordination support action to develop and openly share practical tools that ensure research ethics (RE), research integrity (RI) and legal compliance (LC) in open science (incl. citizen science). Please follow ROSiE's time line @ROSiE_open

On july 16th morning, ROSiE will hold an online workshop with OS research infrastructures to identify the issues to be explored more precisely in the coming months with the relevant communities of practitioners in order to map and analyze their experience in RE/RI/LC, their challenges, their current technical or legal solutions, and the desirable improvements of their environment (training, guidelines, tools, etc.) to be provided through the ROSiE Knowledge-Hub. This is a focused working event which will be followed by public ones, but all practitioners from OS research infrastructures are welcome to enquire or subscribe: please approach

Caroline Alméras's picture
02 Jul 2021

BE OPEN project results

  • By Caroline Alméras

Open Science presents a novel approach to practice science, in a way that increases openness, integrity, reproducibility of research and faster progress. It aims at making scientific process and results more transparent and accessible at all levels and to everyone. It allows to make science more efficient through better sharing of resources, more reliable through better verification and more responsive to society’s needs.
To support the implementation of Open Science in the transport domain, the European BE OPEN project was launched. In two years’ time, the BE OPEN project succeeded in:

  • (1) Establishing a common understanding of Open Science in transport research by putting forward the main principles and practices of open science, identifying the needs, benefits and means to ensure an appropriate and sustainable implementation and uptake.
  • (2) Engaging key transport stakeholders and creating legal specifications for Code of Conduct on Open Science and Key Performance Indicators for
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Zachary Smith's picture
28 Jun 2021

Call for Members of EOSC Association Task Forces

  • By Zachary Smith

The EOSC Association is creating five Advisory Groups (AGs) focusing on overarching themes that are important for the realisation of EOSC which consist of Task Forces (TFs) working on specific topics related to the AGs.

Each TF has drafted a charter defining the scope and activities for the TF for the coming 1-2 years from September 2021 until August 2023. The draft charters are publicly available online and have been presented at the EOSC Symposium 2021.

The call for members to join the TFs is now open and will run until Friday 30 July 2021 at 18.00 CEST. The call for members is open to all participants from EOSC Association Members and Observers and the wider EOSC stakeholder community.

Applicants can apply for one TF and will be selected based on their experience and the membership...

Federico Drago's picture
28 Jun 2021

Help us shape the future of the Blue-Cloud! Take our short survey now

  • By Federico Drago

Join us in shaping the future of Blue-Cloud! 

The Blue-Cloud Project has taken a step further towards co-designing a collective, community vision for the future evolution of Blue-Cloud, a web-based cyberspace where marine researchers and innovators will come together to share data and engage in Open Science to advance knowledge and sustainability of the Ocean. If you work in the marine & maritime domain, you too can have your say in the way this ambitious initiative develops into the future, so it responds to your needs and expectations

It will take you 20 minutes to answer a survey towards this end, yet your answers will inform the Blue-Cloud Roadmap to 2030, a strategic vision and plan to drive the future development of Blue-Cloud into the decade.

The consultation begins on 28 June 2021 and remains open until 20 September 2021.

Paula Moura's picture
28 Jun 2021

Open Science FAIR | 20-23 September 2021 | book on your agenda

  • By Paula Moura

Once more this event aims to bring together and empower Open Science communities and services to identify common practices; to see what are the best synergies to deliver and operate services that work for many; and to bring experiences from all around the world and learn from each other.

Open science stands at a crossroads, the reinforcement of implementation and adoption are progressing, with researchers, research institutions, funding agencies, service providers and infrastructures, all engaging at various levels. 

However, different models are emerging which produce a seemingly fragmented ecosystem and achieve small steps on top of traditional scholarly communication system. In order to enable international and interdisciplinary research, we need to ensure interoperability across communities and services, while still maintaining our ability to support diversity of workflows and knowledge systems.  

In this year journey OpenAIRE joined forces with other projects in Open Science area, and with the support...

Sara Di Giorgio's picture
24 Jun 2021

EOSC-Pillar Online Workshop: Business Models for EOSC

  • By Sara Di Giorgio

This online workshop organised by EOSC-Pillar and taking place on 1 July 2021 at 9:00-13:00 CEST, aims to discuss current practices in business models for the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative, as enabler of data-driven research and innovation through shared services and digital facilities. The topics of the workshop cover open data portals, research and e-infrastructures, digital infrastructures, etc. (funding, procurement strategies, service procurement, data access policy, etc.).

Representatives of International and European organisations (e.g., WDS, ISC/CODATA, RDA, etc), national funding agencies and related EOSC working groups and projects are participating to open the discussion on science-driven recommendations and guidelines for sustainable business models and procurement requirement strategies.

Read the agenda and register now!

Suzanne Dumouchel's picture
24 Jun 2021

Missing SSH data and repositories

  • By Suzanne Dumouchel

Dear all, 

The TRIPLE project is looking for SSH resources to be part of the future discovery service of OPERAS Research Infrastructure, the GOTRIPLE platform. 

GOTRIPLE has several added values that makes it completely useful and needed by the SSH community: 

  1. It is a multilingual service: 9 languages (French, Spanish, English, German, Greek, Portuguese, Croatian, Italian, Polish) are part of the platform and the vocabularies of the 27 SSH disciplines have all been aligned in each of the languages (HALSHS - MORESS.xlsx). 
  2. It is a dedicated SSH service, that means the data model is especially adapted to the SSH and that the search is made on SSH concepts. 
  3. It links the results between data (& publications), researchers projects and researchers profiles in order to build a very strong picture of the topic in Europe. 
  4. It is plugged to several innovative services (visualisations, annotations, recommendation, etc.) that increase the reuse
  5. ...