The EOSC Executive Board met (virtually, of course) last week on Thursday and Friday to discuss progress of our activities. Learn more on the next steps towards the establishment of the EOSC Association.Read more
News & Publications
The EOSC Skills & Training Working Group has launched an open call looking for a team of experts to conduct a study to frame digital skills required in the EOSC into the wider European agenda for skills. Deadline for applications 15 July 12:00 CEST.Read more
Getting perspectives from European researchers: An interview with ERC grantee and UiB researcher Saket Saurabh
Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC. What do researchers really need to do outstanding research, and produce high-impact research results? How do they think the EOSC could support them in their research endeavors? Let’s see what theoretical computer scientist Saket Saurabh has to say.Read more
The EOSC Consultation Day took place in May and was co-located with the EOSC-Hub Week 2020. The online event attracted 600 participants from around Europe tuning in and joining in on the interactive discussions held in the various break-out sessions.Read more
Join the co-creation process on the road to the Minimum Valuable EOSC at the end of 2020. If you have an idea for an EOSC-related activity, apply for funding! Next deadline on the 6th of July 2020.Read more
The latest issue of the EOSC-hub Magazine offers a detailed overview of the EOSC-hub Week, including a specific report of the Consultation Day, where key stakeholders in the EOSC community had the chance to come together and discuss the next steps on the road to the establishment of an EOSC legal entity.Read more
In an effort to reach a wider audience and involve new stakeholders, Matter PR has been selected as part of the EOSC Secretariat co-creation programme to deliver a global media campaign for the European Open Science Cloud.Read more
By: Cathrin Stöver, EOSC Executive Board Co-chair
As a follow up from the recent EOSC Consultation Day (see here for the recordings: https://www.eosc-hub.eu/eosc-hub-week-2020/agenda), as well as discussions we had in the EOSC Governing and Executive Boards, I would like to take the opportunity of this blog to write a few words on the establishment of the EOSC legal entity and the steps we are now taking.Read more
Getting perspectives from European researchers: An interview with ERC grantee and research group leader Monika Wolkers
Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC. What do researchers really need to do outstanding research, and produce high-impact research results? How do they think the EOSC could support them in their research endeavors? Let’s see what medical biologist Monika Wolkers has to say.Read more
EOSC Secretariat has so far supported with a total of €1,235,000 thirty-two successful innovative scientific projects tackling COVID-19. Funded projects include an alternative contact-tracing app developed in Ireland, and an innovative medical device coming from France.Read more
Monday 18 May 2020 saw a highly successful and interactive event organised by the EOSC Executive Board. Over 500 stakeholders from all over the EOSC community virtually joined the EOSC Consultation Day to gather feedback on all the latest developments of the EOSC Working Groups.Read more
By: Iryna Kuchma, EOSC Skills & Training WG Rapporteur
We are happy to welcome the EOSC training project representatives who joined our EOSC Skills and Training Working Group, which now includes 38 members from 20 countries.Read more
On 27-28 April 2020, the EOSC Landscape Working Group (WG) Validation Workshop took place remotely. The goal of the meeting was to discuss and validate the first draft of the Landscape Report “Landscape of EOSC related infrastructures and initiatives”.Read more
Getting perspectives from researchers outside Europe: An interview with Nobel Laureate Joachim Frank
Science is global: regional initiatives such as EOSC are coordinating with similar initiatives on a global scale to ensure that scientists can cooperate globally, within academia as well as with industry. Let’s see what Nobel Laureate Joachim Frank had to say.Read more
Monday 18 May 2020 hosts the EOSC Consultation Day, organised by the EOSC Executive Board to present the latest developments of the EOSC and to gather feedback and input from the EOSC stakeholders on all the latest released documents.Read more
The EOSC-hub Week takes place (virtually) from 18 - 20 May and brings together key players in the development of EOSC. Participants will be able to get involved with the work of the EOSC Executive Board, explore service onboarding and management as well as share use cases and best practices.Read more
The feedback received by the EOSC Sustainability WG on the tinman version of the Solutions for a Sustainable EOSC report has been analysed and documented in order to be taken into account in the upcoming ironlady version. A list of subjects have also been identified where the Sustainability Working Group intends to pursue additional studies.Read more
Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC. What do our researchers say one year after the launch of the initiative? How do they think they will benefit from the EOSC? Let’s hear from Isabel Krug, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Melbourne.Read more
The RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group has announced its public comment period for the FAIR Data Maturity Model specification and guidelines. The report is available for comment on the EOSC Liaison Platform and closes on the 13th May 2020.Read more
The official launch of the EOSC took place during the Austrian EU presidency in November 2018. Since then, representatives of TU Wien and the University of Vienna have worked with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science (BMBWF) in initiatives intended to shape the EOSC, such as the EOSC Café.Read more
Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC. What do our researchers say one year after the launch of the initiative? How do they think they will benefit from the EOSC? What are and what can be their roles? Let’s hear from Ottavio Quirico, an expert in international law.Read more
ALLEA welcomed in a statement the progress of the EOSC and highlighted its great potential to accelerate the transition towards open science.
As EOSC-hub joins the rest of the European scientific community and the world in being responsible in #flatteningthecurve of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to change the format of the EOSC-hub Week 2020 from a physical conference to an online event. Read more
EOSC is an ideal tool to respond to public emergencies such as the COVID-19 virus. The EOSC Secretariat introduced a fast-track procedure to apply for co-creation funding for activities related to COVID-19.Read more
EOSCsecretariat.eu has investigated the current landscape of European HPC CoEs in relation to the EOSC, the results of this online survey were collected in a booklet which was just published on Zenodo.
Open science is vital to tackling the world’s big challenges, and international research on the COVID-19 pandemic provides key examples.
The EOSC Symposium 2020 brings the whole community together in Berlin to discuss the final steps towards the establishment of a first version of a fully-fledged European Open Science Cloud.
It was only almost four months ago when the first case of the 2019–20 coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was reported. Fast forward today and we see confirmed cases reaching the hundred thousand mark, more than 4,000 dead, and governments and international agencies scrambling to find a cure or vaccine. For us to find such a solution, the work is no different from putting together pieces of a puzzle. Bits of data and knowledge here and there, not to mention policies that should not only be conducive, but actually encouraging such activities. The future European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) can be the answer to societal challenges as they emerge.
The EOSC Community recently took another crucial step on the road to the development and implementation of the EOSC, when seven key EOSC-related projects signed a Collaboration Agreement in support of the EOSC Governance.
By: Cathrin Stöver, EOSC Executive Board Co-chair
Take part in the co-creation process of EOSC, if you have an idea for a workshop, an event, or other EOSC-related activities, apply for funding! Next deadline on the 2nd of April 2020.
Workshop “Co-creating the EOSC: Needs and requirements for future research environments”: Synthesis of the takeaway messages
To better understand what the research community needs, the EOSCSecretariat partner TU Wien is organizing a series of workshops. The first by-invitation-only workshop took place on 13 January 2020 in Feldkirch in Vorarlberg, Austria: a small group of 20 European top-level researchers coming from different domains with a focus on natural and technical sciences was invited to brainstorm about the actual needs in their current research as well as about future needs and requirements concerning research infrastructures, and services. Read more
The third face-to-face meeting of the Sustainability Working Group was held at Bouchout Castle just north of Brussels, which is the site of the Meise Botanic Garden. It proved an ideal location for exploring how to plant solid roots for EOSC and allow it to grow into a secure environment for Europe’s research activities.Read more
As part of the European Strategy for Data, the EC announced the creation of nine Common European data spaces which will address specific sectors, building upon the experience of the EOSC.
Cooperation is essential for creating the European Open Science Cloud, and we are looking forward to involving more and more minds in the process! Watch our brand new video and apply for co-creation funding!
By: Sarah Jones, EOSC Executive Board member and EOSC FAIR Working Group Chair
As we co-create EOSC we must set our work in the broader international context. Research is global and the standards we deploy in a European context to create a web of FAIR data need to align, or at least interoperate with parallel initiatives in other countries, continents and sectors.Read more
By: Sarah Jones, EOSC Executive Board member and EOSC FAIR Working Group Chair
Everyone likes to add letters to FAIR, so I thought we should change things up by redefining the letters instead. Within the EOSC FAIR Working Group we are examining researcher practice and developing a PID policy, metrics, certification guidelines and an Interoperability Framework to implement a web of FAIR data in EOSC. On Tuesday we held our first Working Group meeting of 2020 and I was overwhelmed by the progress and dedication of our four Task Forces. Read more
The European Open Science Cloud will be built through a community-driven approach, encouraging the participation in co-creation on the part of all EOSC stakeholders. Learn about the next co-creation deadline!Read more
Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC. After more than one year after the launch, what do researchers say? How do they think will they benefit? What can be their roles? Let’s hear what TU Wien professor and researcher Wolfgang Wagner has to say.Read more
On the 27th of November 2019, the EOSC Landscape Working Group met in Budapest during the EOSC Symposium. During this 3rd F2F meeting, the Working Group members discussed the current stage and next formal steps towards the next version of the Landscape Analysis Report.Read more
Researchers are at the very heart of the EOSC. So, what do our researchers say one year after the launch of the initiative? How do they think will they benefit from the EOSC? What are and what can be their roles? Let’s see what physicist Toma Susi has to say.Read more
By: Cathrin Stover, EOSC Executive Board Co-chair
First things first: we now have a “in principle” agreement on the Horizon Europe candidate Partnership Proposal for EOSC. This is excellent news as the formation of a strategic partnership for EOSC beyond 2020 means that the governance and executive boards are delivering increased stability for EOSC activities under Horizon Europe. It means that an activity that was mainly Horizon 2020 project-led over the last years, now receives the full support from EU Member States and Associate Countries. In short, we have taken EOSC to its next level!Read more
Discover how to get contribute to the EOSC Working Groups activies, submit your outputs or join as a member or invited contributor in the latest blog post by Sarah Jones, EOSC Executive Board member and EOSC FAIR Working Group ChairRead more
By: Rachael Kotarski, FAIR WG member and co-chair of the PID Task Force
Over the final half of 2019 a small taskforce has come together to draft a policy on persistent identifiers (PIDs) for the European Open Science Cloud. The initial draft of this policy is released today for community feedback and comment.Read more
Implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), a Europe-wide ecosystem that will empower millions of researchers and science and technology professionals through the whole research lifecycle, is on track for its full launch by 2020.Read more
In April 2019, the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) published the position paper “Towards a European Data Sharing Space”, EOSCsecretariat is now supporting them in gathering feedback on the report.Read more
The EOSC Sustainability Working Group (WG) met face-to-face for the second time on 23rd October 2019 in Helsinki. The objective of the meeting was to review the feedback received on the strawman document and get an update on the progress of the task forces.Read more
The EOSC Symposium is one of the largest EOSC events, organized every year. It is co-organized by the EOSCsecretariat project and the main ICT eInfrastructures initiatives: EOSC-hub, GEANT,...Read more
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) has entered a critical phase in preparing for 2021, where the first full iteration of EOSC will be available for researchers providing access to a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines.Read more
By: Cathrin Stover, EOSC Executive Board Co-chair
Time for a blog from the EOSC Executive Board summarizing a bit what has happened over a very busy summer and giving you links to stay up to date with our EB activities.Read more
On the 22nd of October 2019, the University of Aalto, Helsinki, Finland hosted the first EOSC event of 2019: The International Research Data Community contributing to EOSC.
The event was organised by EOSCSecretariat.eu in collaboration with the EOSC Executive Board and the Research Data Alliance (RDA).Read more
By: Alizée Francey (Rapporteur of the EOSC Landscape Working Group), with contributions of Jan Hrušák (Chair of the EOSC Landscape Working Group)
On the 23rd of October 2019, the EOSC Landscape Working Group (WG) met in Helsinki. During this 2nd F2F meeting, the WG members reviewed the process of the Landscape Analysis report and looked forward the upcoming steps.Read more
European Big Data Value Forum gathered over 500 enthusiasts of big data and artificial intelligence from industry and academia to Helsinki from 14 – 16 October. The event was built of more than...Read more
The EOSC Executive Board has released the first version of the EOSC Work Plan. The plan outlines the key outputs which will be delivered in this first phase of implementation. They comprise a first iteration of activities which will be handed over to a new governance structure at the end of 2020. The timelines, methods for delivery and key inputs are outlined in this document and run from mid-2019 until the end of 2020. The Work Plan will be updated periodically, at least in Q1 of 2020, but potentially more regularly if needed.Read more
By: Iiris Liinamaa (CSC, EOSCsecretariat Contact Point for the EOSC Landscape Working Group), with contributions by Jan Hrušák (Chair of the EOSC Landscape Working Group)
On the 27th of August, we had the 2nd meeting of the Landscape Working Group as teleconference. The main point on the agenda was the work plan which will help the WG members in writing a Landscape analysis. The analyses will bring the picture of current situation in open data chain and related legislation.Read more
The final report from the first general EOSC Concertation meeting has been released. The 2-day meeting, was jointly organised by DG-RTD and DG-CNECT, the two units from the European Commission currently funding the invited EOSC projects and coordinating activities, as well as the EOSCsecretariat.eu. Taking place 9-10 September 2019 in Brussels, the meeting responded to a recognised need to bring the EOSC community together and inform each other about the respective activities.
Input from all the sessions has now been collected and collated in a final public reportRead more
EOSC's role in making "open science the new normal" was emphasised in the EOSCSecretariat.eu's co-organised session at the European Research and Innovation Days, "Open Science is the New Normal...Read more
The EOSC Sustainability Working Group (WG) met face-to-face and for the first time on 11th July 2019 in Frankfurt.
The meeting was intended to set the scene by reminding the members of the objectives of EOSC, its governance structure, the mandate of the Sustainability WG as well as its expected deliverables.Read more
The EOSC Secretariat responds to the plea for stakeholder engagement by introducing the Co-creation approach and a budget for its realisation. Therefore, retains a high degree of flexibility in its roll-out plan by adopting a co-creation approach and providing budget for all upcoming, foreseen and unforeseen, activities and actions related to the work of the EOSC Secretariat to support the EOSC Governance.Read more
By: Saara Kontro with contributions from Jan Hrušák.
Thursday, 18 July we had the 1st face to face meeting of the Landscape working group and saw our work kicking off in a good spirit of collaboration. We have 18 members representing Member States and Associated Countries on board.Read more
Project ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments, is launching an Early Adopters Programme organisations that want to help shape its Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) programme. Resulting services become will become part of the catalogue of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).Read more
On the 4th of July 2019, we had a kick-off meeting in Brussels of the FAIR Working group of the EOSC European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) governance. Given that the FAIR Working Group consists of almost 30 members, we split into 4 teams to enable efficient and effective working: PID Policy, FAIR Practice, Interoperability and Metrics and Certification.Read more
Thursday, 4 July was the inaugural meeting of the EOSC FAIR Working Group. We have 26 members representing 20 different Member States and Associated Countries and a remit which covers FAIR practice, a Persistent Identifier policy, defining an EOSC Interoperability Framework, metrics for FAIR data, and service certification. We have clustered into four teams to make it feasible to drive forward this work in such a large group.Read more
EOSC Strategic Implementation Plan and EB Working Groups come alive. EOSC EB Meeting Updates, 27 June 2019
The EOSC Executive Board (EB) met once more before the summer on 27 June in Brussels.
Most of the discussion in the EB meeting was around the EOSC EB Working Groups (Sustainability, Landscape, FAIR, RoP and Architecture.
During the TNC 2019, one of the largest research and education technology events in Europe, the European Open Science Cloud was present to promote the many opportunities available for the European...Read more
The EOSC Governance Board (GB) and Executive Board (EB) came together last week for a special meeting dedicated to building cooperation and trust between the two boards. They were joined by a number of European Commission representatives including Jean-Claude Burgelman, head of Unit for Open Science and Data Policies DG RTD; and Andreas Veispak, head of eInfrastructure & Science Cloud, DG Connect. Partners from the EOSCsecretariat.eu project which supports EOSC governance were also present and guided proceedings. Read more
A new cloud-based infrastructure to make data, tools and training available for scholars in the social sciences and humanities
SSHOC pools together Research Infrastructural excellence from the Social Sciences & Humanities Cluster CommunitiesRead more
EU Particle Physics & Astronomy commit to the Research Data Revolution making the European Open Science Cloud a reality
ESCAPE – « The European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle Physics ESFRI Research Infrastructures » answers the EOSC ambition in bringing People, Data, Services, Training, Publications, Projects & Organisations, all together in an integrated and federated environment. The project is led by the IN2P3, the national institute of nuclear and particle physics within CNRS, the French public research organisation, with a consortium of 31 partners including 27 European partner institutions, two pan-European research organisations, and two SMEs.Read more
WEBINAR: How to move from FAIR principles to FAIR practice? Current practices and recommendations for the future
How to move from FAIR principles to FAIR practice? Let's discuss in this webinar organised by the FAIR practice task force of the EOSC FAIR Working Group, on Thursday July 9 at...
The 1st Annual General Meeting of EOSC-Life took place on 3-4 March 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. EOSC-Life is the new cluster project of the European life science RIs within the ...
The Dutch Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) organised a workshop for trainers in EOSC-related projects to work on the future of training activities in EOSC
University Networks shaping EOSC – A workshop to voice the needs of researchers and research institutions
EOSCSecretariat partner TU Wien brings together 35 members of relevant University Networks as well as experts in open science in a by-invitation-only workshop that takes place...
The University of Ljubljana and OpenAIRE-Advance have organised a workshop on the 23rd of January, targeted at Slovenian researchers, providing all the latest updates on open...
What do our researchers want? A workshop to “collect” needs, requirements and visions on ideal future research environments
The by-invitation-only workshop will take place on 13 January 2020 in Feldkirch in Vorarlberg, Austria. It targets top-level researchers coming from different domains with a...
The EOSC Coordination Day (invitation only) is the second in a series of meetings that focus on the coordination of selected actions by the EOSC related projects. The meetings...
Europeana 2019 Pre-conference Workshop: EOSC's Evolutionary Scenarios - New Perspectives for Digital Cultural Heritage
This year the Europeana Conference, the main event dedicated to the EU digital platform for cultural heritage and its communities, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal and...
The one-day workshop entitled ‘Focus on FAIR - FAIR Data and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)’ will take place on 7 November 2019 at Graz University of Technology (AT)....
Before the RDA Helsinki Plenary, EOSCsecretariat has organised a one day meeting where to illustrate the EOSC Governance Vision and Roadmap, as well...
SSHOC is coordinating the EOSC Services, Collaborations, and the RDA Plenary side-event, that will bring together the communities of the EOSC cluster projects and the Research...
Working together for the European Open Science Cloud - Updates, priorities and opportunities for the EOSC.
It’s been a busy few months for the implementation of the EOSC...
WEBINAR: Coming together to map the national landscape analysis on EOSC between 5 relevant projects with Member States
EOSC-PILLAR, EOSC Synergy, EOSC Nordic, NI4OS-Europe, and EOSC Secretariat
The launch of EOSC-Pillar last July and the other regional projects (EOSC Synergy, EOSC Nordic...
The representatives of the DGs CNECT and RTD of the Commission and the EOSC Executive and Governance Boards set a 2-days project meeting and workshop on "Building EOSC through...
A webinar will be held on 1 July 2019, 11:00-12:20 CEST to provide an overview on the EOSC Governance Structure and to present the newly formed EOSC Working Groups....
The workshop “Building Open Science in Europe: The road ahead for the EOSC community and the Member States” that will take place on 20 June 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia.
TNC19 Forging Digital Societies - European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): It’s a brave new world - creating and supporting digital Communities
A session about the EOSC will be held this year at TNC, the largest and most prestigious European research and education networking conference. Cathrin Stover and Natalia...
On 13 March, The Guild held its first Open Science working group meeting. The working group gathers representatives from Guild member universities oversee Open Science...
The aim of the Focus on Open Science Workshops
Started in 2015, we aim through these workshops to address the challenges posed by Open Science, using...