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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

...and of course, promote events and results!


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

Rosie Allison's picture
23 Mar 2023

Keeping open infrastructure open: The SCOSS 4th pledging round info session - 29/03/2023

  • By Rosie Allison

About the event

Signifying the crucial importance of publication and data repositories and the metadata registries that support their discovery and interoperability, Dryad, LA Referencia, and the Research Organization Registry (ROR) were selected as targets for the fourth round of crowdfunding from SCOSS.

In this webinar, you will hear from representatives of the three infrastructures introducing their organisations and their paths towards sustainability. This will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from research libraries and library consortia who will talk more about their motivations and experiences in funding open infrastructure, and how SCOSS facilitates this process. There will be time for questions from the audience during a Q&A session.

Who can join?

Participants will learn how libraries and their consortia are committing to securing open infrastructure and why, whilst hearing about specific SCOSS-selected infrastructures that need our help to remain open, independent and community-led. Join the webinar to...

Magdalena Brus's picture
22 Mar 2023

EGI2023 Conference

  • By Magdalena Brus

EGI2023 will take place in Poznań, Poland – from June 19th to June 23rd!

At the annual EGI conference, international scientific communities, computing and service providers, European projects, security experts, community managers, and policy makers gather to take research and innovation in data-intensive processing and analytics forward. 

Let’s gather in Poznań and:

  • Meet the scientific communities that are at the forefront of innovation, learn about their success cases, new requirements and solutions for data discovery, access and processing, and start new collaborations
  • Help research communities and industry joining their efforts to find common solutions to data access and data spaces
  • Meet the largest community of research cloud providers in Europe and their IT strategies
  • Learn about state of the art in scientific computing in Europe and meet a large community of cloud, High-Throughput-Computing (HTC) and High Performance Computing (HPC) providers that provide core facilities to today’s European computing infrastructures
  • Share your achievements in cutting-edge topics from distributed computing, such as
  • ...

Athina Papadopoulou's picture
14 Mar 2023

4th Open Science Fair 2023 - Call for proposals now open

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Τhe emblematic initiative of OpenAIRE returns to its lively in-person format from 25-27 September in Madrid, Spain. This year the event will be co-organized with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).

The conference will bring together different communities and experiences from around the world to identify synergies, share good practices and develop collaborative interfaces. Join us to examine the prospects of Open Science, anticipate what lies ahead, and collaborate to pave the way for future generations.

We welcome proposals for workshops, lightning talks, demos, and poster under our theme “Charting the course: Reimagining Open Science for future generations”.

Explore the theme, topics and submission tracks and don't miss the chance to present your work!

Read more here: https://www.opensciencefair.eu/call-for-proposals




Gwen  Franck's picture
02 Mar 2023

2023 Tender EOSC DIH

  • By Gwen Franck

Tender announcement

Purchase of software services for image analysis in phenological research with implementation, licensing, support and maintenance

The EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (EOSC DIH), through the EOSC Future project, is working towards fostering innovation within EOSC, buying products or services (co-)developed by commercial companies in collaboration with the EOSC DIH and the EOSC communities. EOSC DIH explored the needs and requirements of the research communities and clusters. Among the expressions of interest received, EOSC DIH selected the one provided by Poznán University of Life Sciences (PULS), Poland.

PULS is looking for an IT tool to facilitate image acquisition management,image storage, and image analysis, using Machine Learning methods. Currently, scientists have to use separate IT tools for each of these stages, and the proposed solution will be characterised by flexibility allowing to extend the utilitarian potential of this tool in the directions of further environmental research (e.g. landscape analysis), agricultural...

Federico Drago's picture
28 Feb 2023

Blue-Cloud Virtual Research Environment and Labs Open Info Day

  • By Federico Drago

The Blue-Cloud Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is an Open Science platform for collaborative marine research, using a wide variety of datasets and analytical tools, complemented by generic services such as sub-setting, pre-processing, harmonising, publishing and visualisation.

The VRE hosts different Virtual Labs, which users can access with existing credentials in EOSC, the European Open Science Cloud. Multi-disciplinary datasets retrieved from the Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access Service can be exploited in the VRE. All methods and services in the Catalogue are exchanged with the EOSC Portal Catalogue & Marketplace.

Researchers work closely together with the Blue-Cloud 2026 technical team to describe thematic Virtual Lab workflows and technical requirements, in order to implement them in the Blue-Cloud VRE and further test its capabilities on specific topics.

In this webinar, Blue-Cloud experts are going to show how to use the VRE, as well as to demonstrate a practical example of thematic Virtual Lab. Marine researchers across different sectors will be able...

Federico Drago's picture
24 Feb 2023

Horizon Europe project Blue-Cloud 2026 to enhance Open Science in support of ocean protection and restoration

  • By Federico Drago

The Horizon Europe project Blue-Cloud 2026 kicked off in Pisa, Italy, paving the way for the development of a federated European ecosystem to deliver FAIR & Open Science datasets, applications and computing resources, instrumental for the EU Mission “Restore Our Ocean and Waters by 2030”.

Read the full article

Athina Papadopoulou's picture
24 Feb 2023

OpenAIRE Webinar - Horizon Europe Open Science requirements in practice

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Have any doubts or questions about your obligations as a Horizon Europe (HE) grant holder in terms of Open Access to publications and Research Data Management? We will present the HE requirements, followed by some time for your questions to our experts. You will also get a preview of the main tools and services OpenAIRE provides to help project coordinators and research support staff on the requirements' compliance.

Learn about:

  • Mandatory and recommended Open Science requirements in HE.
  • Compliance with the HE Open Access to publications mandate.
  • Managing and sharing Research Data in HE projects.
  • Delivering Data Management Plans and reporting publications and datasets in HE.
  • OpenAIRE tools and services to support HE projects.

OpenAIRE is a not-for-profit organisation that is supported by several HE grants. This webinar is organised as part of an effort to make Open Science practices easier to understand and implement.

Join us on Thursday 16th...

Athina Papadopoulou's picture
22 Feb 2023

Survey of Open Repositories in Europe

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

If you have a repository at your organization that is based in Europe, we invite you to complete this Survey of Open Repositories in Europe. The survey is being undertaken by OpenAIRE, LIBER, SPARC Europe, and COAR as part of our Joint Strategy to Strengthen the European Repository Network.

The survey aims to gain a better understanding of the repository landscape to develop a relevant and effective strategy to strengthen repositories in the region. So please take the time to fill it in!

The survey has 40 questions and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and is open to any open research/scholarly repository based in Europe. It should be completed by someone responsible (in some aspect) for managing the repository.

Follow this link to fill in the survey: 

You can preview the survey questions in this pdf file.

Please note that it will be...

Federico Drago's picture
21 Feb 2023

EOSC-Pillar final report - Building an EOSC from national contributions

  • By Federico Drago

The EOSC-Pillar third and final annual report is now available on Zenodo, wrapping up 42 months of collaboration by taking a look back at our Final Conference, held in Paris in October 2022, and reflecting on our main contributions to the development and implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) across Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy.

Read more

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
23 Jan 2023

Call to join the Group of EOSC FAIR Champions! Apply till 10 March!

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

FAIR-IMPACT is glad to announce the opening of its call for FAIR Champions, a group of 12 experts that will be actively engaged in analysing and shaping FAIR data policies and practices in their field who will be on board to act as ambassadors for FAIR, engage their community, and advocate for adoption of the project results.

The candidate Champions are engaged in identifying research data gaps and needs within their communities, to create broader engagement with FAIR, and to shape and disseminate the outcomes of the FAIR-IMPACT project, for instance by facilitating national roadshows in their country, and contributing to the development of FAIR implementation stories

FAIR-IMPACT is looking for Champions who have broad expertise in FAIR policy and/or practice, bring strong research data advocacy experience and excellent communications skills, are driven to help mobilise others to generate more FAIR data on  policy and/or practice level, and are keen...