EOSC Liaison Platform

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

For disseminating news and events, contact us.


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

Federico Drago's picture
22 Feb 2021

€900m German Open Science initiative NFDI progresses as EOSC Association gears up

  • By Federico Drago

As part of the efforts of EOSC-Pillar countries to coordinate open science initiatives, Germany's flagship National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) has already engaged its first research consortia, just as the EOSC Association kick-starts its activities. 

The newly-elected EOSC Association Director Klaus Tochtermann takes us through the main developments in the German Open Science landscape, such as NFDI, in the context of the European Open Science Cloud.

Read the full article on EOSC-Pillar

Jonna Helenius's picture
19 Feb 2021

Second EOSC-Nordic Policy Workshop: Nordic and Baltic collaboration as EOSC enabler

  • By Jonna Helenius

The EOSC-Nordic project will host the second policy workshop on 9 March as an online event. The event will discuss the current status  and progress of the EOSC Nordic project, the state of play regarding EOSC and FAIR implementation in the Nordics and discuss how to move EOSC forward based on the Nordic experiences.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday 9 March at 9:00-14:00 CET.

To view the agenda and register for this free event, please visit EOSC-Nordic web page.

Katarína Rausová's picture
18 Feb 2021

Free database mapping COVID-19 treatment and vaccine development

  • By Katarína Rausová

The free database mapping COVID-19 treatment and vaccine development based on global scientific research is available at https://covid19-help.org/.   

The AI tool used for the database can process a huge amount of relevant academic outputs and find connections between the potential treatment and COVID-19. Findings from available scientific sources are manually checked by scientific experts, categorized, enriched with more information, and provided in a freely accessible database. As of February 17, 2021, there are 1,333 substances in the database of potential drugs and vaccines for COVID-19.

Rob Carrillo's picture
17 Feb 2021

EOSC-hub Final Consultation on EOSC Common & Federation Services

  • By Rob Carrillo

As EOSC-hub is approaching its final months, we would like to invite you to contribute your views on the technical specifications for EOSC common and federation services. You can provide your input to EOSC-hub before the consultation deadline of 5 March, 6:00 CET:

We look forward to your inputs!

Leonardo Marino's picture
16 Feb 2021

Launch of the GÉANT Innovation Programme – 23 Feb 2021

  • By Leonardo Marino

Do you have an innovative idea (on networking, cloud, security, trust & identity, education, etc.) that could benefit the European research and education community? Are you representing a Member NRENs from the GÉANT Association or a legal entity from one of its ‘connected institutions’, including universities, research or education institutes or institutions connected to an NREN?

The GÉANT Innovation Programme is a unique opportunity to enable initial development, establish a proof of concept or testing of new ideas, with lightweight, administrative constraints. Join our online infoshare on February 23rd, 11am CET! We will introduce the Innovation Programme and explain the application and selection process. Register here: https://events.geant.org/event/503/

Amélie Desvars-Larrive's picture
16 Feb 2021

COVID-19 PHSMs Data Coverage Conference

  • By Amélie Desvars-Larrive

We are pleased to announce the COVID-19 PHSMs Data Coverage Conference. This event provides the opportunity for COVID-19 policy trackers to network, exchange and share key experiences and takeaways, explore collaboration possibilities and reflect on lessons learned with data collection to respond to future pandemics. The conference will be split into two parts. The first workshop took place on February 10-11, 2021. The second workshop will be conducted on March 3, 2021.

Marieke Willems's picture
12 Feb 2021

WEBINAR: The Data Governance Act and Data-Driven Policymaking: Impact and Practical Implementations

  • By Marieke Willems

The proposed regulation on European data governance will foster the availability of data for use by increasing trust in data intermediaries and strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the EU, 

Policy CloudCyberwatchingDUET, and URBANITE invite big data and cloud solutions providers and policymakers from industrial, commercial and public realities to an expert briefing on the perceived scope of the Data Governance Act, the implications for cybersecurity and GDPR, and the practical ramifications for public and business administrations

Rita Meneses's picture
10 Feb 2021

Join ESCAPE webinar: ESCAPE OSSR | Enhancing science though sharing software - benefits & use cases

  • By Rita Meneses

We would like to invite you to join the ESCAPE Webinar "ESCAPE OSSR | Enhancing science though sharing software - benefits & use cases", on 17th February 2021, 3PM CET. We will show the ESCAPE OSSR developments and achievements towards a FAIR multi-messenger data-driven cooperative approach. Exemplary benefits of OSSR integration in astro-particle-physics  and adjacent scientific fields field will be presented by ESFRI experts (EGO Virgo, SKA, CTA) focusing on cross-community software developments, workflows for scientific re-use of data challenges, and the exploration of scientific data with innovative techniques.

The main benefit of ESCAPE OSSR is a sustainable open-access repository to collect and share scientific software, digital libraries for data analysis, data-sets and, in general, open science products with the scientific community. The repository itself will be enriched with user-support documentation and tutorials, which will be dynamically enhanced by ESCAPE ESFRI projects and accompanied by training activities....

Federico Drago's picture
10 Feb 2021

EOSC-Pillar legal and policy framework, federation blueprint now online

  • By Federico Drago

EOSC-Pillar recently produced an essential deliverable, presenting the legal and organisational aspects of services delivery in a federated environment, including recommendations for actions that enable service providers to position their services for improved interoperation in the context of the EOSC services landscape.

Read the full report on Zenodo!