This booklet showcases a selection of the co-creation activities funded by EOSCsecretariat.eu, reflecting the collective community effort to achieve the adoption of a real Open Science approach that the Co-creation Programme enabled. They provide a snapshot of the challenges faced by EOSC governance and the EOSC community as well as priorities, recommendations and calls to action to address them.Read more
News & Publications
The EOSC-Nordic FAIRification initiative team defined a sample size of about 100 data repositories, for which they evaluated the FAIRness of their (meta)data, with the aim to guide and coach the repositories, over time, to a higher level of FAIRness.Read more
The final report of the EOSC Symposium 2021 is out! Learn about the key updates from the EOSC Association and the wider community, find links to all the recordings and dive into the implementation phase of the European Open Science Cloud.Read more
Over the past few months, the EOSC regional projects reached out to the President and Directors of the EOSC Association in order to collect insights relevant to regional and local Open Science communities across Europe.Read more
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.Read more
EOSC Future launched a call for external evaluators by RDA. These experts will evaluate a series of diverse grants to be awarded over the course of the EOSC Future project. Though the call will remain open for submissions until June 2023, experts will be called on to evaluate grant applications as soon as October 2021.Read more
The EOSC Symposium 2021 focusses on the key priorities of the implementation of EOSC for 2021-22. The EOSC community is invited to submit its contributions for the EOSC Symposium 2021 until 20 May.Read more
EOSCsecretariat.eu is contributing to a series of interviews with the EOSC Association Board of Directors, in coordination with the InfraEOSC-05 projects. Let's hear from Bob Jones (CERN) on the main developments in the European OS landscape and the upcoming steps of the EOSC Association.Read more
Discover RDA4EOSC, an activity funded through an EOSCsecretariat.eu open call and with joint collaboration from the RDA, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) and the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), which began in November 2020 and runs to the end of May 2021.Read more
The first EOSCsecretariat.eu co-creation webinar took place on 13 April 2021, presenting four impressive projects funded under the COVID-19 fast-track funding, launched in early 2020.
The webinar clearly showcased the multiplicity of applications of Big Data and AI in the fight against COVID-19, from mapping and prediction of geographical COVID hotspots to an AI assistant for triage.Read more
With the establishment of the EOSC Association on 11 September 2020 and the election of a board of directors and a president on 17 December 2020, EOSC is entering a new "convergence phase." The EOSC Association is so far made up of 142 members and 49 observers, who are research providing organisations, research funders, service providers, and other related organisations. The President of the Association Karel Luyben was interviewed this week about the future of the European Open Science Cloud by Science|Business.Read more
ORE provides all Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe beneficiaries and their researchers with the option of an easy, high-quality peer-reviewed venue to publish their papers open access, at no cost to them, and in full compliance with the European Commission’s open access policies. This is a great opportunity for the dozens of EOSC related projects funded under the Horizon schemes. Approximately 40 scientific papers from very diverse fields of research have already been submitted and are available for the scientific community to read and review.Read more
The final outputs produced by the EOSC Executive Board and its Working Groups (2019-20) have all been published via the Publications Office of the European Union. Find them in a dedicated page on EOSCsecretariat.eu.Read more
On 25 January 2021, the Finland's Ministry for Education and Culture (OKM), Academy of Finland (AKA), the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV) and CSC–IT Center for Science Ltd. have launched the country's forum for the European Open Science Cloud: the EOSC Finnish Forum (EOSC-FF).Read more
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) has taken a step closer to becoming a reality with the inauguration of the EOSC Association, a new legal entity and international not-for-profit association that will represent European stakeholders and organisations in developing the EOSC.Read more
This month EOSCsecretariat.eu has prepared more helpful resources to continue exploring Open Science and FAIR Data on a global level:
First of all, on 24 November EOSCsecretariat.eu will host a webinar with four of the research and standards organisations which are driving convergence! Details and registration can be found here.
Second, Episode 2 of the EOSCsecretariat.eu Podcast has been published, featuring Bert Meerman from the GO FAIR Foundation & EOSCsecretariat.eu, speaking on International FAIR Practices.Read more
EOSCsecretariat.eu has published its second podcast in its series on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), this time featuring Bert Meerman, Director of the GO FAIR Foundation which is one of the members of the EOSCSecretariat.eu consortium.Read more
At the EOSC Governance Symposium 2020 - taking place online on 19-22 October - you will be able to have all your questions answered during the EOSC Clinic Sessions. Each day there will be an hour-long EOSC Clinic Session dedicated to answering questions submitted by Symposium attendees.Read more
The open consultation for the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) closed on the 31st of August, collecting insightful input about the current draft of the SRIA document from within and without the EOSC community to help shape the future vision of the European Open Science Cloud.Read more
EOSCsecretariat.eu is launching a series of podcasts, focusing on different topics surrounding EOSC. The first episode featured EOSC FAIR Working Group Chair, Sarah Jones, discussing Open Science, FAIR Data, and how and when researchers should be engaged. The conversation is fascinating as she pulls back the curtain on what EOSC is looking to achieve, explaining what Open Science and FAIR Data mean.Read more
A team of experts from LDK Consultants Global EEIG (Belgium) will carry out a study to frame digital skills required in EOSC in the wider European agenda for skills and provide recommendations for MS/AC on how to include EOSC in national skills policies/strategies.Read more
The four founding members of the EOSC Association are inviting organisation to apply for joining the Association. Applications received until 15 September will be taken into account for the preliminary admission in the first round.Read more
Research service providers and research funders are being asked for their vital input and response to the EOSC Executive Board’s open consultation on the draft SRIA (Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda) which is due to come to a close on August 31st.Read more
Research performing organisations including universities, technology institutes, research infrastructures and research-enabling organisations are being asked to give their valuable input towards the new EOSC entity being defined in the SRIA (Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda) Open Consultation.Read more
Questions and interaction flew as the special webinar on the EOSC SRIA Open Consultation took place yesterday with 170 participants joining from all corners of Europe and beyond. The webinar set...Read more
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Executive Board is launching an open consultation on the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The consultation will run for 6 weeks over the summer, closing 31st August and will be in the form of an online questionnaire available on the EOSCSecretariat.eu website. Have your say and help us shape the future of the EOSC!Read more
The results of the 4th Open Call - Study on the application of FAIR principles across and within different EU jurisdictions
A team of six experts led by Dr. Ohad Graber-Soudry, Managing Director at X-officio, and Prof. Timo Minssen was selected to carry out the study on issues related to the application of FAIR principles across and within different EU jurisdictions.Read more
Open consultation on the priorities of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda to begin 20th July
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Executive Board will, on 20th July 2020, publish an open consultation on the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The consultation will run for 6 weeks over the summer, closing 31st August and will be in the form of an online questionnaire available on the EOSCSecretariat.eu website. Have your say and help us shape the future of the EOSC!Read more
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
As privacy concerns grow over contact-tracing technology, a new monitoring system funded under the umbrella of the European Open Science Cloud initiative will launch on 1st July that allows users...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
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
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 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
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 four stimulating mornings to discuss the final steps towards the establishment of a first version of a fully-fledged European Open Science Cloud. Read more
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.Read more
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
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!
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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