Recent Activity: EOSC Liaison Platform

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
29 May 2020

The Global Research Data Alliance community response to the global COVID-19 pandemic

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Yesterday, 28 May 2020, the Research Data Alliance published the pre-final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines covering four research areas – clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences. This document is also complimented by overarching areas focusing on legal and ethical considerations, research software, community participation and indigenous data.

Vanessa Proudman's picture
28 May 2020

Scoping the OA & OS Infrastructure Landscape in Europe to help sustain it

  • By Vanessa Proudman

Dear colleagues,


In recent years, a rich field of Open Access, Open Science/Scholarship resources and infrastructure, many essential, has organically developed in Europe. 
Many of these resources, as you may well know, are not necessarily sustainable - even though they underpin our evolving Open Access and Open Science landscape. 

Dario Mangione's picture
27 May 2020

Towards a shared EOSC definition

  • By Dario Mangione

As it is known to all of us there is not yet a unique definition of EOSC. Someone believes that it is not correct to give such a unique definition since the meaning depends on the perspective EOSC is observed from. For example, you may observe it from the perspective of a researcher willing to exploit its functionality or you may observe it as a developer of its technological solutions.

The lack of such a shared definition, however, makes it difficult to present EOSC to new stakeholders and explain to them what is its unique value proposition.

Ross Elwood's picture
21 May 2020

New study to identify alignments between US and EU Open science strategies

  • By Ross Elwood

The creation of an open science community for Europe has many different facets. This task is lead by the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) secretariat and is directly supported by its governance structures and working groups (WG). Each working group has been designated specific tasks to be ironed out on the road to a functioning EOSC.

Nick Ferguson's picture
19 May 2020

New perspectives from EOSC Regional projects

  • By Nick Ferguson

The federated nature of the EOSC means that collaboration across Europe is vital. With so many Member States (MS) and Associated Countries (AC), understanding the needs of the various EOSC stakeholders is vital. Policy makers, funders, researchers, and service providers all need to be singing from the same song sheet if EOSC is to bring value to researchers in all corners of Europe.

Nick Ferguson's picture
18 May 2020

AON Hewitt to support the strengthening of the EOSC Risk Governance through the implementation of an effective Risk Management System

  • By Nick Ferguson

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative has multiple factors of complexity in its Governance, including technological innovation, organisational model, rapid adoption curves, transnationality, cross-disciplinary usership, that might lead to a significant number of risks.

Sarah Jones's picture
17 May 2020

EOSC Interoperability Framework out for comment

  • By Sarah Jones

Achieving interoperability within EOSC is essential to federate services and provide added value for users. The draft EOSC Interoperability Framework, which is now open for comment, identifies general principles and organises them into the four layers: technical, semantic, organisational and legal. The framework also contains a proposal for how the management of FAIR Digital Objects should be done in the context of EOSC.


Sophie Servan's picture
29 Apr 2020

ExPaNDS survey: what would researchers or data miners be searching for if they had access to a database of Photon and Neutron science related data?

  • By Sophie Servan

Dear all,

In ExPaNDS we have created a questionnaire to survey researchers and data miners on what they would be searching for if they had access to a database of Photon and Neutron science related data. We'll use the results to build search tools for our future EOSC data catalogues that best meet peoples needs.

Bert Meerman's picture
26 Apr 2020

RDA, CODATA, WDS and GO FAIR announce cooperation ; read the DATA TOGETHER statement

  • By Bert Meerman

GO FAIR, together with the Committe on Data CODATA), Research Data Alliance (RDA), and World Data Systems (WDS) (the four major international data organisations), are pleased to outline their joint commitment to work together to optimise the global research data ecosystem and to identify the opportunities and needs that will trigger federated infrastructures to service the n

Federico Drago's picture
15 Apr 2020

REMINDER: Open Call for a team of experts to perform a study on legal and regulatory issues related to the application of FAIR principles

  • By Federico Drago

The EOSC FAIR Working Group is looking for a team of experts to develop and deliver a study on legal and regulatory issues related to the application of FAIR principles across and within different EU jurisdictions. Call closes on 17 April 2020 (12:00 CEST)

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
06 Apr 2020

New deadline for the ARCHIVER Request for Tender: 28 April 2020

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear all,

this is to inform you that an additional two-week extension as been granted to the ARCHIVER Request for Tenders by the the ARCHIVER consortium

The new deadline for responding to the Request for Tenders is set to 28 April 2020, 4 pm Geneva time. No further extension will be granted.

For more information about the tender, visit the Request for Tender page