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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

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: https://zenodo.org/record/4783116#.YQPM244zY2w

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: https://bit.ly/3hBdReb 

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
  4. ...

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 Maud.Medves@hceres.fr....

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
  • ...

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...