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26 Nov 2021

EOSC-Pillar Second Annual Report available on Zenodo

  • By Federico Drago

In Year 2 of EOSC-Pillar, we have built on the solid foundations laid last year, strengthening interaction and collaboration on Open Science in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy, as well as with other European regions and beyond.

The Second Annual Report of the project was published on our Zenodo Community, also featuring an introduction by EOSC Association Director Marialuisa Lavitrano, University of Milano-Bicocca:

To succeed, EOSC and Open Science in general must be both coordinated and widespread, one without the other won’t be enough. That’s why I look at regional coordination projects like EOSC-Pillar as key initiatives to really turn the EOSC in reality.

Read about the main updates from the second year of EOSC-Pillar, interviews, use cases descriptions, in-depth articles!

Read the second annual report...

Serenella Muradore Gallas's picture
25 Nov 2021

SSHOC Dataverse Translation follow-up event

  • By Serenella Muradore Gallas

Dataverse is a repository software developed by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science of Harvard University to enable researchers to archive and publish research data. It's supported by an active Dataverse Development Community with contributors around the world.

Currently, the User Interface (UI) is in English. Task 5.2 of the SSHOC project integrated the Weblate tool into the installation pipeline of Dataverse to translate the UI more easily. This procedure can be used by organisations who are interested to have a UI in their national language(s). On June 2nd and September 8th, workshops took place to explain the ins and outs of the tool, and participants shared their very first translation experiences in Weblate.

The next follow-up meeting will give the participants further opportunity to exchange translating experiences. Topics can include translating issues, the Weblate software, the content of the User Guide and future collaboration. 


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Federico Drago's picture
24 Nov 2021

Register for the Blue-Cloud Hackathon and win prizes!

  • By Federico Drago

Join us for the Blue-Cloud Hackathon!

The Blue-Cloud Hackathon is an open invitation to marine scientists & researchers, data scientists, ICT experts, innovators, students, and anyone who is passionate about the Ocean to explore and test Blue-Cloud: A new, Open Science platform for the marine domain offering a wealth of data, analytical tools and computing power to support you in developing solutions for a safe, healthy, productive, predictive and transparent Ocean.

Learn more and register now:

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22 Nov 2021

An enhanced EOSC Portal for the European research community

  • By Federico Drago

A really busy month for the Horizon 2020 project EOSC Enhance, as we approach the end of this exciting 24-month journey

Read more about the main upgrades implemented on the EOSC Portal in this second release, and get ready for our final webinar on Thursday 25 November at 15:00 CET

Direct link to webinar page:

Athina Papadopoulou's picture
19 Nov 2021

FAIR SSH Data citation: a practical guide

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Data citation in Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) can be a rather complicated task, in particular when it comes to making it machine actionable. The incompleteness of existing citation methods and complexity of the technical landscape only add to the challenge.

To address this problem, after doing an inventory of citation practices (See SSHOC project T3.4 set out to create recommendations (see and software to:

  • Make SSH data-sets citable;
  • Visualise and exploit citations;
  • And provide facilities for curation and semantic annotation of these resources.

This webinar will focus on practical aspects of SSH citation based on these recommendations, more specifically:

  • The value/necessity of data citation;
  • “FAIR SSH Citation prototype” and other existing tools;
  • Practical advice on how to cite SSH data; 
  • And a
  • ...

Timea Biro's picture
18 Nov 2021

“Green transition for competitive and sustainable research infrastructures” - 1 December 2021, 11:30 -13.00 CET

  • By Timea Biro


Jean-Eric Paquet - Director-General, European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD)

Jana Kolar - Executive Director, CERIC - ERIC

with Opening remarks by Kimmo Koski, CEO,  CSC - IT Center for Science  

Joining for the panel discussion:

Christos Arvanitidis - Lifewatch ERIC CEO
Lilli Freda - EPOS ERIC Executive director / INGV
Markku Kulmala - INAR Executive Committee Chair / University of Helsinki
Sverre Quale - ECCSEL ERIC Director

Registration for the event is open at      Webpage :

Climate change and environmental degradation are affecting all of us, and therefore increased focus is being placed on public policies and...

Federico Drago's picture
16 Nov 2021

EOSC Enhance Dev Diary 8 - An evolving EOSC ecosystem

  • By Federico Drago

Welcome to the last issue of the Dev Diary created by the EOSC Enhance project, as we approach the end of these exciting two years, over which we have brought together the previously existing and scattered EOSC Portal into one environment.

We have quite a few updates for you, such as our two final webinars in November, one of which in collaboration with EOSC Future on 18 November at 14:00 CET, the project that is going to handle all official EOSC Portal communications and activities from next month.

The seven EOSC Enhance Key Exploitable Results remain as core building blocks for the upcoming evolution of the EOSC Portal, a tangible part of our legacy for upcoming initiatives.

In this issue of the Dev Diary, we will look at the latest updates for users of the Marketplace, at how to register as a provider and onboard...

Katrien Witpas's picture
12 Nov 2021

EOSC DIH Expression of Interest for Business Pilots

  • By Katrien Witpas

The EOSC Future project and the EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) are launching an expression of interest (EoI) for business pilots. The goal is to onboard businesses developing innovative solutions and – with EOSC technologies and services – support them in developing their products and services.

Who should apply?

Start-ups, spin-offs, SMEs and large enterprises are invited to submit an application for this EoI, provided they fulfil the following criteria:

  • run one of the following use cases: pilots/proofs of concepts, service/product design, PaaS/SaaS integration, performance verification and/or testing
  • develop solutions using different EOSC DIH services: technical access (e.g. HTC, HPC, Cloud computing) or training and support (e.g. technical consultancy or business coaching).


The expression of interest phase will run until 3 December 2021, 17.00 CET

How to apply?

Via the Application Form: 

For further information on guidelines/conditions, you can also consult: ...

Katrien Witpas's picture
12 Nov 2021

EOSC Future Open Days

  • By Katrien Witpas

The EOSC Future project is hosting its first EOSC Future Open Days from 23 to 25 November 2021.

The agenda is already available: 

What to expect?

The 3-day virtual event will be built around different thematic sessions, covering:

  • The EOSC Portal (for researchers and providers)
  • Building an EOSC to support leading-edge research
  • The EOSC Observatory
  • EOSC Future Working Groups
  • EOSC Future training plans
  • ...and more.

Participants will be able to choose the sessions that are most relevant or of interest to them. The goal of these informative sessions is to understand the interest and potential contribution of the EOSC community.

How to register? ...

Katrien Witpas's picture
12 Nov 2021

RDA Open Call – two new calls

  • By Katrien Witpas

The EOSC Future project and Research Data Alliance (RDA) are launching a series of open calls to support the development of a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) that can meet the evolving needs of the EU’s research communities. 

This month, two new open calls have been announced: 

  • Open Call for Maintenance Facilities to generate a full-fledged maintenance facility that supports the EOSC community. Deadline: 15 March 2022, 16.00 CET.
  • Open Call for Domain Ambassadors to create a network of experts who can raise awareness of EOSC within their respective research communities. Deadline: 15 February 2022, 16.00 CET.

Who should apply?

Both calls are open to a wide variety of applicants from different domains, including junior or senior researchers, mid-career data professionals and data scientists, SMEs or research groups. Note: These calls are not open to members of the EOSC Future consortium...

Marialetizia Mari's picture
12 Nov 2021

CS3MESH4EOSC 2nd Webinar - on Science Mesh in Social Media Analytics and Astronomy - 17 November 2021

  • By Marialetizia Mari

The Science Mesh is an ecosystem that provides frictionless scientific collaboration and access to research services and the added value for the Stakeholders.
The second CS3MESH4EOSC webinar, entitled “Science Mesh in Social Media Analytics and Astronomy - Collaborative Documents and On-Demand data transfers” is going to take place on 17th November from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm CEST. 
The webinar will be focused on the two data services (On-Demand Data Transfer and Collaborative Documents) and the related Use-Cases (LOFAR and RiseSMA).

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10 Nov 2021


  • By Bert Meerman

REPORT OF THE SCIDATA CONFERENCE    ( 18 - 28 November 2021) 

SciDataCon is organised by the two data bodies of the International Science Council (ISC): CODATA (the ISC's Committee on Data) and the WDS (the ISC's World Data System International Programme Office).  

Since 2016, SciDataCon has been organised as an integral part of International Data Week (IDW). Following the postponement of IDW 2021 to June 2022 (hybrid and onsite in Seoul, Republic of Korea), it was decided to retain some of the most significant and time sensitive session proposals and to run them in a Virtual SciDataCon 2021. 

The online conference took place on 18-28 October 2021, attracting over 1300 participants registered for the event, comprising of 43 session and covering the following themes:

  • FAIR: interoperability and reusability
  • Implementing and Assessing FAIR
  • Policy Implementation (Open Science and FAIR)
  • Data Skills
  • Data Stewardship
  • Data Centres and Repositories
  • Research Infrastructures
  • Global Open Science
  • ...

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
10 Nov 2021

Invitation to the Award Ceremony of the ARCHIVER Pilot phase

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

ARCHIVER is a unique initiative currently running in the EOSC framework that is competitively procuring R&D services for archiving and digital preservation. During a Public Award Ceremony that will take place virtually on Monday 29th November the successful contractors of the ARCHIVER Pre-Commercial Procurement, entitled to continue with the Pilot implementation, will be officially announced.

Federico Drago's picture
10 Nov 2021

EOSC Enhance webinar - Presenting the second EOSC Portal release - 25 November 2021

  • By Federico Drago

Thanks to the precious feedback gathered through two years of EOSC Enhance, the consortium is thrilled to announce its final release of the EOSC Portal, before handing it over officially to the EOSC Future project. 

This is another key step in the exciting journey towards the further development and enhancement of useful and dynamic tools for a constantly evolving EOSC ecosystem. 

In this final webinar, project representatives will introduce all the main upgrades and new functionalities available to resource providers and researchers across multiple disciplines and regions.

Join us and discover the new functionalities of the EOSC Portal!

Register now

Serenella Muradore Gallas's picture
08 Nov 2021

Availing free of charge research data services for scientific communities across Europe

  • By Serenella Muradore Gallas

On the 24th of November 2021, DICE project is organizing a webinar to showcase four DICE services available for different scientific communities. During the webinar, the service providers will present solutions for finding, sharing, storing and publishing research data.  We want to encourage European researchers to take advantage of these and more digital services being made available free of charge by the European Commission. We will give an overview of the Virtual Access funding mechanism, through which the European Commission makes it possible for researchers and research organizations to access services at no cost until June 2023.


Who should attend

The webinar is free and open to all, but researchers and research organizations are highly encouraged to attend, particularly those looking for services that can enable finding, sharing, storing and publishing their research data. Research community managers and repository managers in academic or research institutions may also find the session informative.


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Bert Meerman's picture
04 Nov 2021

STEP-by-STEP FAIRification process for repositories

  • By Bert Meerman

EOSC Nordic finished a series of 4 Webinars on the FAIRification process for repositories in the Nordic / Baltic countries.  Step number 4 of this series was about the inclusion of “Domain Specific Metadata elements”.   

Read about and /or revisit this EOSC NORDIC webinar, organized on 7th of October 2021 for repositories in the Nordic / Baltic countries. There were about 40 attendants.  

The FAIRification Webinar Step 4 gave an engaging overview, showing several examples of how metadata experts with their specific communities have managed to derive the required level of metadata by using the input from the domain community. The challenge is defining, designing, reporting, and publishing the domain-specific data elements that a community sees as required for interoperability and data reuse.

The webinar demonstrated that using community standards, templates, vocabularies, and ontologies is essential for defining a required reference metadata set.
The webinar Step 4 also demonstrated...

Federico Drago's picture
02 Nov 2021

EOSC Enhance & EOSC Future webinar: Reaching out to EOSC Portal users - 18 November 2021

  • By Federico Drago

Over the past few months, EOSC Enhance and EOSC Future have collaborated on improving the user experience on the EOSC Marketplace, reaching out to the wider community via dedicated surveys in order to assess the specific needs and challenges encountered by researchers when they look for useful resources and information.

This process involved end-users from thematic, regional and national communities across Europe, building on an increasing network that revolves around the EOSC Portal and the many other ongoing Open Science projects.

These combined efforts have brought to the definition of clearer user personas, which are helping the EOSC Portal team to produce more content specifically targeted at end-users. An improved virtual tour of the Marketplace was launched in October, and an explanatory promotional video will be released in November.

In this webinar, we will learn more about this process, the role of research communities, and take a look...

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02 Nov 2021

2nd NEANIAS Open Call

  • By Daniel Martinez

Do you have an incredible idea in the atmospheric, underwater and space research domains? We're touching base to share an opportunity you don't want to miss! NEANIAS Consortium launches its 2nd Open Call!

After the successful 1st NEANIAS Open Call, we would like to cordially invite further research teams, SME-s, start-ups, to submit a proposal to receive professional expert support, validate innovative ideas and boost the development with NEANIAS Services and Experts for FREE! 

Call for proposals opens for companies and teams of individual researchers to utilise the services developed within the NEANIAS project.

  • Call opening date: 11 October 2021, at 9:00 Brussels local time.
  • Deadline of submission: 8 December 2021, at 17:00 Brussels local time. 
  • Expected duration of participation: 3-6 Months, with expected start on the 1st of February 2022.

Do you want us to present the Open Call to you?

The NEANIAS team would like to invite you to an online webinartaking place on the 4th of...

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27 Oct 2021

CESSDA Roadshow on the Circular Economy

  • By Marieke Willems

Join us at the fifth and final CESSDA® Roadshow on the Circular Economy 28 October at 14.00 CEST. 

This CESSDA® Roadshow on the Circular Economy brings together experts from service providers and top-level researchers to explore the key role of the social sciences with impartial, reliable data on attitudes and practices to recycling and eco-design. It will guide participants through valuable resources in the CESSDA Data Catalogue®, give examples of data use and reuse as best practices and explain how researchers can organise and process data using the ESSDA Data Management Expert Guide®.  Both tools are availabe via the EOSC Portal, and the CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide is part of the SSH Training Discovery Toolkit, developed in SSHOC. 

This fifth and final CESSDA Roadshow counts with the expert views of wyo of CESSDA's Service Providers: 

  • Data Catalogue® - Discovery of Danish Datasets related to the Circular Economy, Jan Dalsten, Danish
  • ...

Federico Drago's picture
26 Oct 2021

Fostering collaborative Open Science in the marine domain - New Blue-Cloud video online!

  • By Federico Drago

The ocean is a defining feature of our planet: shaping coastlines, regulating climate, sustaining biodiversity and human life. Collecting reliable ocean data is fundamental for understanding the marine realm, preserving its precious life and managing its resources sustainably.

Blue-Cloud is a major initiative seeking to add new dimensions to the existing European marine data landscape, by empowering researchers with cloud computing resources, analytical tools and seamless access to this wealth of data, data products and services.

The Blue-Cloud consortium has produced a new video to introduce the infrastructures involved in this journey, as well as the core services to foster Open Science in the marine domain, in support of a sustainable blue economy. Watch it now!