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

Bert Meerman's picture
27 Nov 2020

Webinar on DATA TOGETHER initiative 24/11/2020

  • By Bert Meerman

On Tuesday 24th of November 2020, the EOSC Secretariat  ( WP 3.4 and WP 7.2 ) organized a webinar on discussing the relevance and impact for the EOSC of the recently established DATA TOGETHER COALITION.  (WDS, RDA, CODATA and GO FAIR)

There were about 90 participants on the call. 

Please visit for the agenda, background on the speakers, the slides that were presented and a recorded video: 


Marieke Willems's picture
26 Nov 2020

Webinar – CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide. Why and How to use it?

  • By Marieke Willems

Have you heard about the CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide? Join our webinar on 3 December at 14.00 CET, where a researcher, a trainer and an expert will be on hand to discuss why and how to use the guide for Research Data Management in the social sciences and beyond.


  • Expert guidance by Ricarda Braukmann (DANS)
  • Trainer perspective and questions by Patrícia Isabel Martins Miranda (ICS Ulisboa)
  • Early Career Researcher practices and questions on Data Management Plans by Sothearath Seang (Eurodoc)

Find more information on panelists and registration >>

Sarah Jones's picture
23 Nov 2020

Certification of core EOSC services - your feedback needed!

  • By Sarah Jones

I'm delighted to announce that the EOSC FAIR Working Group has released the final version of the "Recommendations on certifying the services required to enable FAIR research outputs within EOSC" report for community comment. 

Kudos to Françoise Genova and the team who have balanced Sunday lunches with writing sprints to finalise this and incorporate comments from the Working Group and FAIRsFAIR. 

The report contains an analysis of activities relevant to certification in the EOSC context, and discusses incentivisation and support. It analyses the status of FAIR-enabling certification and gaps and potential opportunities for extension, and defines priorities for future work.

We welcome feedback on the document. You can download the report from Zenodo under the DOI https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4284666

Comments can either be left here on the EOSC Liaison Platform (you need to login to respond to the post) or if preferred you can email them to inform-FAIR-wg@eoscsecretariat.eu, or...

Iryna Kuchma's picture
19 Nov 2020

EOSC Digital Skills Consultation - your feedback needed

  • By Iryna Kuchma

The objective of the consultation is to analyse and provide insights on how to best position EOSC Skills and Training in Digital Skills in national strategies and agendas (advocacy), as well as to develop a list for recommendations for various types of policy makers, with the purpose of providing well-rounded, all-inclusive (research-government-industry-public) options to include in national strategies for Digital Skills and up-skilling.

For this purpose, and for supporting the participants in their feedback, a questionnaire has been developed (please see at https://forms.gle/4suYewE4LYWTbFtA7). It is intended not to take more than 20 minutes. The results of this consultation will be gathered, processed and published on the EOSC website. 

We would very much appreciate your participation in the consultation, and the input you will share with us until Friday 27 November

Share your feedback now!

Luigi Colucci's picture
17 Nov 2020

EOSC Enhance Webinar: EOSC Portal Release 1 - What's new?

  • By Luigi Colucci

EOSC Portal Release 1 - What's new?

Building on the fruitful requirement gathering activity carried out throughout 2020, the EOSC Enhance consortium is pleased to announce the official release of the new and improved EOSC Portal

This marks another exciting step in the collaborative journey towards the further development and improvement of useful and dynamic tools for the growing EOSC community. 

Federico Drago's picture
16 Nov 2020

A message to EOSC Liaison Platform users

  • By Federico Drago

Dear Liaison Platform members,

As you will have seen, we received a spam attack over the weekend with two messages being published. We have cancelled the messages from the Liaison Platform and the offending account.

We will continue to be vigilant to new registrations to prevent future attacks, continuing to check all new registrations.

If you have registered through the EOSC Single Sign on with a gmail account, then we'd kindly ask you to provide more information about yourself in your user profile page. The more information we receive on Liaison Platform members, the easier it is to monitor, identify and cancel accounts of those who perpetrate such attacks.

Thanks for your understanding.

Federico Drago's picture
16 Nov 2020

Webinar for EOSC constituency on Data Together - 24 November 2020

  • By Federico Drago

Earlier in 2020 CODATAGO FAIRRDA and WDS outlined their joint commitment to work together to optimise the global research data ecosystem and to identify the opportunities and needs that will trigger federated infrastructures to service the new reality of data-driven science.

On 24th of November 2020 at 14:00 - 15:00 CET (13:00 - 14:00 UTC), EOSCsecretariat.eu has organised a webinar entitled "Webinar for EOSC constituency on Data Together", featuring representatives from these four international data organisations who will talk about collaboration and joint activities, the first example being the COVID-19 appeal and actions.

Please find the agenda here 

Register now!

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
13 Nov 2020

Archival and preservation services: ARCHIVER Prototype Phase Kick-off Event, 7 December 2020

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear  all,


I’d like to invite you to the ARCHIVER Prototype Phase Kick-off Event, next 7th December 2020 starting at 14.00.


The event marks the beginning of the Prototype implementation Phase, the second phase of the ARCHIVER pre-commercial procurement Tender that started on the 8th fo June with the selection of 5 consortia lead by Arkivum, GMV, LIBNOVA, RHEA Group and T-Systems to provide R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services for Research communities in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). 

During the event the industrial consortia will present the solutions that they are going to prototype, while space will also be given to the Early Adopters, not-for-profit organisations that are testing the solutions.


The event is open to all interested stakeholders, registration is open here


All the best


Pavel Weber's picture
10 Nov 2020

EOSC-hub documentation for federation services

  • By Pavel Weber

Recently the EOSC-hub project has published two handbooks with nice best practices and procedures:

We are also working on online documentation using the service centric approach. For this kind of documentation we try to collect all existing documentation or links to it  in one place. For example a quite full description of EOSC AAI  for the different target groups is collected at https://confluence.egi.eu/display/EOSC/Authentication+and+Authorization+.... Here we consider three major target groups interested in this documentation:

  • End-users
  • Resource providers
  • Community managers

This approach is to be followed also for other EOSC federation services at https://confluence.egi.eu/display/EOSC/Documentation+for+Federation+Serv.... It has to be mentioned that the preparation of useful documentation is a continuous process, that can only be properly done in cooperation with users and documention readers. Therefore to improve the quality and spot the major gaps I...