Press Office

The EOSC Secretariat maintains a press office tasked with engaging the media and encouraging coverage of the European Open Science Cloud initiative. Aside from delivering press reviews, the EOSC Press Office also organises press conferences and arranges interview opportunities with important actors in the delivery of the EOSC.

The EOSC Press Office welcomes interested members of the media to reach out to our press office for inquiries regarding:

Since the establishment of the EOSC Secretariat and its Press Office, there has been an increase of news articles citing the European Open Science Cloud initiative. This has fed the continuously increasing searches about the EOSC online indicating growing interest in the initiative and the benefits that it will bring the European society. 

See the Google trends data for the European Open Science Cloud and the press review of articles covering the EOSC produced through its active community. 

 



Press Review

EOSC COVID-19 Funding

While some platforms exchange data with nearby strangers and store it remotely, the new TIP app claims to act more like a digital version of a manual tracer

17 Aug 2020

EOSC COVID-19 Funding: Wellbeing News

As privacy concerns grow over contact-tracing technology, a new monitoring system funded under the European Open Science Cloud initiative will launch on 10th July that allows users with strong symptoms of coronavirus to take full ownership of their personal data while participating in national track-and-trace schemes.

19 Jul 2020

EOSC COVID-19 Funding: AllPost News

As privacy concerns grow over contact-tracing technology, a new monitoring system funded under the European Open Science Cloud initiative will launch on 10th July that allows users with strong symptoms of coronavirus to take full ownership of their personal data while participating in national track-and-trace schemes.

19 Jul 2020

EOSC Funding: Business In the News

As privacy concerns grow over contact-tracing technology, a new monitoring system funded under the European Open Science Cloud initiative launched on 10th July that allows users with strong symptoms of coronavirus to take full ownership of their personal data while participating in national track-and-trace schemes.

17 Jul 2020

EOSC Funding: Emergency Services Ireland

The EOSC Secretariat – an initiative that has approved €1,235,000 in emergency funding for 32 projects to specifically tackle the COVID-19 pandemic – is supporting the new app that aims to improve contact tracing while simultaneously maintaining privacy.

10 Jul 2020

EOSC COVID-19 Funding: TechMezine

The EOSC Secretariat– an initiative that has approved €1,235,000 in emergency funding for 32 projects to specifically tackle the COVID-19 pandemic – is supporting a new app that will improve contact tracing while simultaneously maintaining privacy.

02 Jul 2020

EOSC Funding

A new monitoring system funded under the European Open Science Cloud initiative will allow users with symptoms of coronavirus to participate in national track-and-trace while maintaining privacy.

02 Jul 2020

EOSC Funding: PharmiWeb

The EOSC Secretariat– an initiative that has approved €1,235,000 in emergency funding for 32 projects to specifically tackle the COVID-19 pandemic – is supporting a new app that will improve contact tracing while simultaneously maintaining privacy.

01 Jul 2020

EOSC Funding: Internet of Things M2M Council

A contact-tracing app said to be less invasive than Alexa has been funded under the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative and will launch this month. The monitoring system lets users with coronavirus symptoms take ownership of their personal data while participating in national track-and-trace schemes.

01 Jul 2020

EOSC Funding: Electronic Specifier

With backing as part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) - an initiative changing the way European research is conducted through ‘Open Science’ where researchers are quickly developing instant diagnoses for major diseases and tackling climate change - a small research team has been able to respond rapidly to the pandemic and develop a contact-tracing app in the space of a few months

30 Jun 2020

EOSC COVID-19 Funding: National Technology News

The EOSC Secretariat - an initiative that has approved €1.23 million in emergency funding for 32 projects to specifically tackle the COVID-19 pandemic - is supporting the new app that will improve contact tracing while simultaneously maintaining privacy.

30 Jun 2020

EOSC Funding: Contact Tracing App Less Invasive than Alexa

The European Open Science Cloud Secretariat initiative has approved €1,235,000 in emergency funding for 32 projects to specifically tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the new apps the initiative is supporting is called Tracing Ireland’s Population (TIP), which will focus on giving users with coronavirus symptoms ownership of their personal data

29 Jun 2020

EOSC COVID-19 Funding

The European Open Science Cloud Secretariat initiative has approved €1,235,000 in emergency funding for 32 projects to specifically tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

29 Jun 2020

EOSC Funding

The European Open Science Cloud Secretariat initiative has approved €1,235,000 in emergency

29 Jun 2020

Open Science against COVID-19: how Zenodo and OpenAIRE support scientists

As part of the coordinated response across the EOSC initiatives, CERN and OpenAIRE combined efforts to create a COVID-19 Research Community on Zenodo that feeds to the OpenAIRE Open Research Gateway to produce a single point of entry for all research results and other useful resources for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and SARS-CoV-2. 

22 Apr 2020

EU-funded cloud project launches EUR 600 mln IaaS+ tender

The EC announced that a new call for commercial cloud providers has been published by the EU-funded OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) project. Under the terms of the IaaS+ (Infrastructure as a Service) tender, bidders are invited to apply for funding for services designed to better interconnect commercial cloud platforms with the European research community. One of the main objectives of the project is make the selected services accessible through the service catalogue of the European Open Science Cloud.

21 Apr 2020

Europe Cloud Computing Market Will Grow at a Healthy CAGR by 2026

Europe cloud computing market is set to record momentous growth on account of rapid expansion of cloud services vendors in the region. The EU is contributing to this through the OCRE project's tender which will source commercial cloud services for the European Open Science Cloud.

15 Apr 2020

Coronavirus exposes lack of common data approach

In the EU Observer article, the EOSC is mentioned as part of the efforts to make research and data sharing practices within the EU FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable). 

06 Apr 2020

Data science can play a key role in combating coronavirus

In this article, Medical Xpress highlights that data science can play a key role in regulating the virus, and Africa can benefit from available data and EOSC is cited as providing guidelines for making scientific data FAIR. 

01 Apr 2020

Going global: connecting the clouds

As the globalisation of research proceeds apace, the nascent European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will need to be connected with similar initiatives elsewhere in the world. This paper explores how open science is developing around the world and the ramifications for EOSC and research in Europe.

27 Feb 2020

Want To Analyze Genes in the Cloud? Ask the Butler

Scientists from EMBL present a tool for large-scale analysis of genomic data with cloud computing. Main advantages of the new tool, called Butler, are continuous system monitoring and its ability to self-heal in case of failure, allowing for 43% more efficient data processing than previous approaches. The tool was developed for the Pan-Cancer project which was one of the first demonstrators for the European Open Science Cloud under the EOSC-pilot project.

10 Feb 2020

PolicyCloud to help make data-driven policy management a reality across Europe

The final solutions and tools deveoped by PolicyCloud wil eventually become available as public cloud services, contributing to the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), a core element in the European Commission's vision of making Europe a global leader in data management as recently explained by EC President von der Leyen at the 5oth annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

07 Feb 2020

Genomics: data sharing needs an international code of conduct

Since Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) began, several other international genomics projects have tured to the cloud (see 'Cashing in on clouds') including The Human Cell Atlas, an international project to create a reference map of all human cells, and the Euorpean Open Science Cloud, which is for researchers and professionals in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences.

05 Feb 2020

Analysis of human genomes in the cloud

The European Bionformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) played a crucial role by providing access and support to their Embassy Cloud, which was used for testing Butler. THer system has recently been used in other projects as well, for example in the European Open Science Cloud project (EOSC).

05 Feb 2020

Facing a Downpour of Data, Scientists Look to the Cloud

The European Union launched the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in 2018, which aims to be a one-stop portal for multidisciplinary research which was sited as one of the example during the Science Cloud meeting in Bad Honnef, Germany.

03 Feb 2020

Flemish Open Science Board launched to fulfill European engagement and invest in Open Science

Flemish Open Science Board launch to fulfill European engagement and invest in Open Science. And the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an ambitious cloud project with the intention of offering European researcher an environment for "data storage, management, analysis and re-use across disciplines" - ringing together infrastructures, both horizontal and thematic.

30 Jan 2020

European Green Deal Tops von der Leyden’s ‘To Do’ List

To promote innovation and help scientists find new solutions to the world's problems, EC President Ursula von der Leyen proposes the expansion of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), where researchers can upload and access vast amounts of data. "It is being developed in Europe for for European solutions", she said. Eventually the EC plans "to open this to the broader public sector and to businesses".

23 Jan 2020

Keynote speech by President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum

EC chief Ursula von der Leyen stated that we are creating a European Open Science Cloud now. It is a trusted space for researchers to store their data and to access data from researchers from all other disciplines. We will create a pool of interlinked information, a 'web of research data'. Every researcher will be able to better us not ony their own data, but also those of others. They will thus come to new insights, new findings and new solutions.

22 Jan 2020

OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub @ EOSC Symposium 2019

During the week of 25-28, 2019, the many stakeholders involved in Open Science in Europe convened at Danubius Hotel Helia in beautiful Budapest to participate in EOSC Symposium. CO-organised by EOSC Secretariat together with EOSC-hub, OpenAIRE, GEANT and PRACE in collaboration wuth the EOSC Governance Board, Executive Board and its Working Groups, the symposium promised three intense and stimulating days for all stakeholders to actively contribute to discussions around the variety of topics and issues surrunding the inception of EOSC.

16 Dec 2019

Viewpoint: the EU needs better IP protection of publicly-funded science

As a leading case in point, Straus points to the European Open Science Cloud, where it is planned to store all data coming out of publicly funded researche, and open it to the public. Straus complains that the European Commission is not taking IP protection into accout in the project. The idea of an open science cloud seems "naive without a concrete plan on how the EU should protect the general macroeconomic interest," he told ScoenceIBusiness.

03 Dec 2019

Áttörés az európai tudomány életében

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a pan-European system that will help millions of researchers, science and technology workers throughout the research cycle. The implementation of EOSC is already underway and will be fully launched in 2020, read the EOSC Communication.

28 Nov 2019

Áttörés az európai tudomány életében

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a pan-European system that will help millions of researchers, science and technology workers throughout the research cycle. The implementation of EOSC is already underway and will be fully launched in 2020.

28 Nov 2019

Áttörés az európai tudomány életében

Europe's leading scientific institutes will meet in Budapest at the EOSC Symposium to review the status of the EOSC. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) i a pan-European system that brings millions of researchers, science and technoogy workers together to learn more information, new ideas and even more innovation.

28 Nov 2019

Áttörés az európai tudomány életében

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a pan-European system that will help millions of researchers, science and technology workers throughout the research cycle . The implementation of EOSC is already underway and will be fully launched in 2020.

28 Nov 2019

A breakthrough in European science

Europe's leading scientific institutes will meet in Budapest at the EOSC Symposium to review the status of the EOSC. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is a pan-European system that will help millions of researchers, science and technology workers throughout the research cycle. The implementation of EOSC is already underway and will be fully launched in 2020.

27 Nov 2019

Terabit Network Between Polish HPC Centers Presented at SC19

An equally important aspect is the presentaion of PSNC actitivvites related to the European Open Science Cloud, "such as the provision of computing infrastructure for applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning, integration of national repositories of science with EOSC and support for cooperation of science with industry within the EOSC Digital Innovation Hub", says Marcin Plociennik (PSNC).

19 Nov 2019

Why opening up science & encouraging communication is key to scientific progress

Many open science journals already exist such as BMC Medicine, Royal Society Open Science, Scietific Reports, Science Advances and Nature Communications, among others. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is attempting to enable a fully open science ecosystems, infrastructure, data and tools used by over a million researchers in the EU.

10 Nov 2019

Europe’s science cloud needs solid foundations

That is one of the findings of a new report the ScienceIBusiness Cloud Consultation Group, an independent group of cloud experts from academia, industry and public sector institutions. Entitled Buildign a Sustainable Science Cloud, the report considers how the EU's new European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) can become a compelling and financially viable proposition for researchers and service providers alike.

05 Nov 2019

Data — from objects to assets

Over the past few decades, the Open Science movements has called or widespread data sharing as fundamental to better research. This has prompted several changes. One is the birth of journals devoted largely to the publication of data sets. Another ambitious investment in data infrastructures, exemplified by the European Open Science Cloud.

15 Oct 2019

Science Europe Welcomes Efforts Towards European Open Science Cloud

Science Euorpe welcomes the efforts made towards the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). In this open letter, the Governing Board of Science Europe reinforces its view that research data should be permanently, publicly, and free avaialble for re-use. The proposed EOSC aims to further this goal but a number of important questions still remain.

29 Sep 2019

6M€ European grant awarded to ExPaNDS

A new 6M€ grant is being launched for the Photon and Neutron Data Services (ExPaNDS) to come together and work under the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). This ambitious project will create enormous opportunities for scientific communities, and through their findings for humankind worldwide. It aims to publish and map the data behind the thousands of successful published scientific papers generated by Europe’s Photon and Neutron Research Infrastructures (PaN RIs) – which every year create petabytes of data – and make it available to all.  

19 Sep 2019

Europe must ‘prioritise investments’ in cloud, EU digital chief says

The European Open Science Cloud enables researchers to combine multiple datasets and services, developed by different organisations in Europe, to predict the spread of dangerous and invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea and to highlight the high-risk zones for fisheries and health security in the area.

12 Sep 2019

PaNOSC 1st Annual Meeting

The 1st Annual Meeting of the Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud project (PaNOSC) will take place on 4-5 November 2019 in Trieste, Italy. The meeting will bring together PaNOSC project partners and other EOSC clusters, with the aim of sharing information and increasing collaboration among different parts.

09 Sep 2019

Health: The priorities of the European Commission

"The need to share relevant data more broadly led to the launch of the European Open Science Cloud. This pilot project is funded by Horizon 2020 and is a big data demonstrator scheme. It includes pan-cancer analyses to identify common mutation patterns for better care."

17 Aug 2019

Building the data landscape of the future: FAIR Semantics and FAIR Repositories

The sesion is to be led by the FAIRsFAIR work package "FAIR Practices: Semantics, Interoperability, and Servies". The members of this group work in close cooperation with other FAIRsFAIR work packages, the Research Data Alliance (RDA), and the full ange of European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) projects and other stakeholders to improve understanding of the current variety in FAIR data standards and develop practices that support the uptake of FAIR technologies and semantic interoperability.

12 Aug 2019

Would you like Research in Europe to be more FAIR?

These surveys are part of the FAIRsFAIR project to assess the current landscape and to develop recommendations to enable and promote FAIR policies and practices. They will feed FAIRsFAIR recommendation reports on semantics and data practices on practice to be shared with EOSC governance bodies.

12 Aug 2019

The Week of July 29, 2019

The European Open Science Cloud was featured as one of the upcoming international research affair to start offering services by 2020.

29 Jul 2019

Europeana 2019: Connect Communities draft programme is out

FAIR - the set of guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. Did you know that FAIR will be really valuable if your institution decides to join the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)? At Europeana 2019: Connect Communities, you can get hands on with digital culture and explore its impact on our sector, and indeed, our world. Today, we release the first details of sessions at Europeana 2019, and a draft copy of the programme.

19 Jul 2019

Opening the floodgates for open science

One of the primary goals of the EU's nascent European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is to make much easier for researchers to pursue fully open science by federating the myriad of reseatch infrastructures, tools and datasets being employed by the 1.7 million researchers across the EU.

16 Jul 2019

Why Open Science is the Future (And how to make it happen)

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is seeking to make it much easier for researchers to pursue fully open science by federating the myriad of research infrastructures, tools and datesets being employed by the 1.7 million researchers across the EU. If it can pool Europe's research resources far better than today, the EOSC could make the long-term storage and exploitation of scientific data and tools both practical and economic. Moreover, research funders are increasingly making open data mandatory, while requiring data management is built into project budgets.

16 Jul 2019

Open science and research data – a view from down under

As the EU is grapples with the complexities of getting national infrastructures to interoperate and persuading scientists to open up access to their data on the European Open Sciene Cloud (EOSC), Rosie Hicks, recently-appointed CEO of Australia's parallel project came to Brussels to swap notes.

18 Jun 2019

Professionals in Focus: Flavia Bruni, librarian at ICCU, Italy

"I have a strong interest and experience in the digital humanities, especially in the digitisation of manuscripts and early printed books, text encoding, semantic web and digital preservation. As a longstanding user of Europeana Collections, I would be keen to contribute to making the digital content available on Europeana of higher quality, more easily accessible and open for reuse, especially in academic research and teaching. This matches the core mission of my Institute, as the national institution responsible for harmonising digitisation practices and for the enrichment of digital cultural heritage in Italy, and the new Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud."

22 May 2019

Europe the rule-maker

The two other ‘Os’ — open innovation and open science — have been a significant focus of Moedas’s political energy over the past four years. This has given rise to the European Open Science Cloud, a virtual repository for data produced by Europe’s 1.7 million publicly funded researchers. And streams of work are ongoing under the Open Science Policy Platform on issues such as scholarly publishing, rewards and incentives, next-generation metrics and research integrity. These will come to fruition in the final design of Horizon Europe, to be unveiled over the next few months.

21 May 2019

The only way to rein in big tech is to treat them as a public service

At a different scale, we could decisively move away from Amazon, Google and Microsoft’s control over cloud computing and imagine computing as a basic 21st-century utility. Initiatives such as the European Union’s Open Science Cloud demonstrate one model for providing a publicly funded and operated cloud infrastructure. There’s no reason why governments shouldn’t provide citizens with free access to a public cloud that ensures privacy, security, energy efficiency and equal access for all. Our digital infrastructures should not be left in the hands of profit-seeking monopolies, but instead run democratically for the common good.

23 Apr 2019

Europeana and the FAIR principles for research data

The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship are intended to improve the infrastructure for and services around scholarly data. These principles, as presented on the GO FAIR website that hosts them, are intended as 'guidelines to improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse of digital assets'. They now guide the design and implementation of major initiatives such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as illustrated by the recently launched FAIRsFAIR project.

03 Apr 2019

Proteomics Experts Unite for EPIC-XS

Logistical hurdles presented by the significant number of datasets that can be generated by proteomics methodologies, will also be addressed within EPIC-XS. There is a very strong link on proteomics bioinformatics with the ELIXIR ESFRI project, where the proteomics community is led by EPIC-XS partners (Oliver Kohlbacher, Lennart Martens, Juan Antonio Vizcaino). Also, developments in this context will be aligned within the European Open Science Cloud (EoSC), where partner EBI is involved in the current project EoSCPilot.

22 Mar 2019

Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU: Bulgaria Returned to the European Agenda the Theme of the European Perspective of the Western Balkans

The European Open Science Cloud Council have been adopted, bringing together existing and emerging data infrastructures and offering a virtual environment. We finalized negotiations with the EP on the European Code of COnduct for Electronic Communications and on the Regulation on the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications.

12 Mar 2019

Europe: The potential of big data in mental health

The need to share relevant data more broadly led to the launch of the European Open Science Cloud. This pilot project is funded by Horizon 2020 and is a big data demonstrator scheme. It includes pan-cancer analyses to identify common mutation patterns for better care.

07 Mar 2019

What's next for the Science Cloud?

A Science|Business Cloud Consultation Group meeting and dinner discussion with the EOSC Board tackles what it  is aiming to achieve between now and 2020, immediate priorities, and how will it engage the broader scientific community in both the public and private sectors. 

07 Feb 2019

Europe wrestles with a plan to build the 'Amazon of science'

The European Open Science Cloud is a giant effort to provide a single point of access to all scientific data. But getting all the infrastructures to integrate and engendering a culture of sharing is a daunting task, say those involved in its creation.

31 Jan 2019

Particle and astroparticle physics: Big Science, big challenges and big data

Dr Giovanni Lamanna, the Director of the CNRS-IN2P3 Laboratory of Particle Physics in Annecy, LAPP, discusses the laboratory’s research programme through a journey into particle and astroparticle physics and the scientific and technological challenges inherent therein. It's role and activities towards realising the EOSC is highlighted. 

07 Jan 2019

HPCWire: HPC Career Notes: January 2019 Edition

HPCWire notes the latest career developments for individuals in the high performance computing community especially the appointment of EOSC Executive Board Co-Chair Karel Luyben. 

02 Jan 2019