The Expanding EOSC Study aims to deliver practical, actionable advice and models for technology transfer and engagement with both existing and potential scientific research user groups outside of academia. The objective is to scale up the impact of EOSC and further incentivise and reward its community of researchers and research institutions.
The study aimed at identifying 10 use cases resulting from cross-domain, data-driven applications created in pan-European collaborations by research communities, citizen scientists, public sector organisations, and industry, as well as new and emerging case studies from grass roots innovation communities, industry demonstrators, and European projects. Following stakeholder feedback, additional valuable use cases from a variety of domains and areas of application were included. This resulted in a total of 23 use cases details of which can be found in the report.
These use cases were analysed to derive an initial set of models and solutions for EOSC community engagement and long-term sustainability, which were then presented to various EOSC stakeholders in 46 interviews.
Consultations with stakeholders resulted in an expanded suite of potential frameworks, approaches, and solutions to stakeholder engagement and sustainability models. Analysis of the feedback was performed according to categories of models and solutions, including marketplace considerations, sustainability, value creation, and potential risks.