Implementing the European Open Science Cloud - A message from the EOSC Governance
The interim EOSC Governance concluded its mandate at the end of 2020, after two years of successful work on the development of the European Open Science Cloud framework.
Over these crucial final months, the EOSC Governance Board, featuring representatives of the EU Member States and Associated Countries, supervised the activities of the EOSC Executive Board Working Groups, which have been finalising the reports on the six key areas identified for their mandate: Architecture, FAIR, Landscape, Rules of Participation, Skills & Training, and Sustainability.
As the EOSC enters its second phase in 2021, characterised by the prominent role taken by the EOSC Association and the newly-formed EOSC Steering Board, members from the previous Governance shared a video message collecting ideas and suggestions for effective implementation of EOSC, further involving stakeholders in the process.
Director Anna Panagopoulou, Chair of the EOSC Governance Board and its successor EOSC Steering Board, invited the new Board to "Be EOSC – innovative, connected, and user oriented", and added:
"EOSC is the key instrument for the transition to an Open Science system, aligning policies, linking people and organisations, linking datasets and federating infrastructures for research."
The upcoming steps in the EOSC journey will be shaped on the basis of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, which defines the general framework for future strategic research, development and innovation activities in the context of the EOSC European Partnership proposed under the Horizon Europe Programme.
After supporting the organisation of the first EOSC Association General Assembly in December 2020, EOSCsecretariat.eu will accompany the Association in its tasks over these fundamental months, providing a dependable link with existing EOSC communities.