EOSC Researcher Engagement and Use cases IG

EOSC Researcher Engagement and Use cases Interest Group

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About the Researcher Engagement and Use cases Interest Group


The EOSC initiative aims at supporting more than 1.7 million researchers and boosting interdisciplinary research in Europe. To ensure that the EOSC meets the requirements and expectations of researchers, we need you: Your expertise on your fields, your research environments and on how your data is being captured, curated and analyzed is crucial. Thus, it should feed into the EOSC and help shaping your future research environment!


This Interest Group (IG) welcomes researchers, Research Institutions and Research Support Organizations to discuss, with you as the future users of the EOSC not only about the actual needs of your current research but also about future needs and requirements concerning research infrastructures, and services and share relevant success stories. We will elaborate visions on how research will be conducted in 5 to 15 years and what the effect and impact on research infrastructures will be. 


The findings of this IG will feed directly into the work of the EOSC Executive Board (EB) and Working Groups (WGs) who are in charge of the development of the EOSC.


About the EOSC Interest Groups (IGs)


The Interest Groups (IGs) were created to give the EOSC related community the opportunity to collaborate, share information, and discuss EOSC related topics. A first set of four IGs have been approved by the projects participating at the EOSC Coordination Day in Budapest, on November 28-29 2019.

The EOSCSecretariat.eu set up an IT platform to support the Interest Groups in their activities. This platform includes a workspace based on a public and open collaborative virtual space where the members can discuss, share documents and structure their collaboration. 

The Interest Groups are open to all members of the EOSC community and EOSC-related projects, no limit in the number of participants from a single project is envisaged. Private area of discussion can be implemented upon request.

Each Interest Group is facilitated by at least one member of the EOSCsecretariat.eu.


How to join the EOSC Interest Groups

To join an Interest Group simply click on the "Subscribe to Group" button on the top right corner on each Interest Group. If you are not logged in on the EOSCsecretariat website you will be asked to create a profile or to enter with your credentials.

How to use the EOSC Interest Groups

After joining an EOSC Interest Group you will be listed among its members and you will be able to do the following:

  • Start a New Discussion: Click on the yellow side button to start a new thread. Choose a title for your post and write your message in the "body" section. You can also add attachments or add a preview for your message by expanding the "summary" section. Tag your post with existing categories or request new tags by writing at info@eoscsecretariat.eu
  • Comment on an existing thread: Click on "Add new comment" to join an open discussion. As with a regular thread you can add a title, attachments and tags.
  • Search among discussions: You can search by keyword contained in the title or by tag.
  • Visit the Interest Group repository: Each Interest Groups has a related repository, accessible via the button on the right side bar. Members of the Interest Groups can download documents from the repository and suggest the addition of further shared documents. IG Facilitators are responsible for the addition and management of documents and folders on the repository.
General Rules

1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promotion in the forums

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Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting.

4. Remain respectful of other members at all times

All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.

However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.

5. Posts are moderated by the EOSCsecretariat team

The EOSCsecretariat team retains the right to moderate posts on this forum and to remove content that infringes the rules of the forum.



Supported by the EOSCsecretariat.eu partner TU Wien


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Recent Activity

Bernd Saurugger's picture
23 Mar 2021

Report on “Visions, needs and requirements for (future) Research Environments: An Exploration Series with Science Fiction Authors”

  • By Bernd Saurugger

Dear Members of the Interest Group, 

The final Report on “Visions, needs and requirements for (future) Research Environments: An Exploration Series with Science Fiction Authors” just went online. Topics covered during the discussions include competition and collaboration, the re-establishment of trust in technologies, research practices and positions of power, monopolies and oligopolies as well as strategies to support pluralism within research systems, education and science communication. The report concludes with a summary of crucial discussion points, suggested services and potential solutions.

2-page Key Takeaway Messages can be downloaded at https://zenodo.org/record/4627019#.YFiYmq9KiUk.

Best wishes 

Bernd Saurugger

Bernd Saurugger's picture
05 Mar 2021

Extention: Exploration Series With SciFi-Autors Having A Stong Academic Background - Peter Watts

  • By Bernd Saurugger

Dear IG Members,

The next very interesting interview, on AI centered systems in future research environments, with Biologistand SiFi Author Peter Watts just went online:

Website: https://www.eoscsecretariat.eu/news-opinion/visions-needs-and-requirements-future-research-environments-exploration-biologist-and

Zenodo: https://zenodo.org/record/4580897#.YEDXH2hKiUk

Check it out!

Best wishes,

Bernd Saurugger

Bernd Saurugger's picture
08 Feb 2021

Extention: Exploration Series with SciFi-Autors having a Stong Academic Background - Karl von Wendt

  • By Bernd Saurugger

Dear IG Members,

How can we improve the dialogue between researchers and the public? What roles do information, GDPR regulations and trust play in this context? How can the pharmaceutical industries as exemplary case help to face the risks and side effects of technologies?

The 2nd interview, with Economist and SiFi Author Karl von Wendt, in the previosly mentioned extended series just went online:

Website: https://www.eoscsecretariat.eu/news-opinion/visions-needs-and-requirements-karl-von-wendt

Zenodo: https://zenodo.org/record/4506912#.YB1bPOhKiUl

Check it out!

Best wishes,

Bernd Saurugger

Bernd Saurugger's picture
21 Jan 2021

Extention: Exploration Series with SciFi-Autors having a Stong Academic Background

  • By Bernd Saurugger

Dear IG Members,

In the our interview series we have seen, that more established researchers were also more critical of the directions of their own discipline, pointing out things their discipline would need, even if it was not mainstream or popular. This is why - towards the later phases of our Exploration Series - we thought it would be good to strengthen that perspective. We decided to extend the interview series by interviewing Sience Ficton autors, but those with a strong academic background, who are able to understand the needs of their discipine, which allows them to take a wider perspective because they are not dependent on their next project grant.

This extention is conducted by some colleagues of mine who just published their first interview with Computer Scientist and Science Fiction author Cory Doctorow. Check it out here: 
Liaison Platform: https://www.eoscsecretariat.eu/news-opinion/visions-needs-requirements-computer
Zenodo: https://zenodo.org/record/4452335#.YAleLuhKiUl

Best wishes
Bernd Saurugger

Bernd Saurugger's picture
21 Dec 2020

Report on “Visions, requirements and needs for Future Research Environments: An Exploration Series with Researchers” published

  • By Bernd Saurugger

Dear IG Members,

As you know we were doing a series of interviews with top-level researchers such as members from the Marie Curie Alumni Association, ERC grantees and Nobel Laureates covering four domains (Engineering and Technical Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities). The aim was to:

  • explore the perspectives of excellent researchers who have a vision for and are interested in shaping the future of (European) research infrastructures for their domain
  • identify current barriers and services considered essential for a well-functioning EOSC 
  • obtain a better understanding on how research is changing
  • elaborate visions on how research will be conducted in 5 to 15 years and what the effect and impact on research infrastructures will be
  • provide these as seeds for public comments to involve a large stakeholder community, thus ensuring many voices are being heard and that findings are considered in EOSC implementation processes

We are now pleased to share with you the link to the final Report on “Visions, requirements and needs for Future Research Environments: An Exploration Series with Researchers”: https://zenodo.org/record/4336705#.X9t5Y9hKiUk. For Key Takeaway Messages, please see: https://zenodo.org/record/4337176#.X9t7cNhKiUk

If you follow the discussions on the Liaison Platform you might have seen Katharina’s posting concerning the report or also the posting on the list of all interviews.

Katharina Flicker's picture
22 Sep 2020

Services To Perform Cutting-Edge Research In Europe

  • By Katharina Flicker

The EOSC initiative aims at supporting more than 1.7 million researchers and boosting interdisciplinary research in Europe. To understand better what the research community needs, the EOSCSecretariat partner TUWien is organizing a series of workshops and an exploration series. The objective is to collect visions, needs and requirements for (future) research environments as well as services that support cutting-edge research. Attached to this post is an interim list of a collection of services.

Bernd Saurugger's picture
22 Jul 2020

Open Consultation on the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

  • By Bernd Saurugger

I'm sure if you have already seen it on the homepage, but I also want to encourage you to respond to the  Open Consultation on the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which was recently launched by the EOSC Executive Board. The SRIA provides general guidelines to help develop the work programmes for EOSC in Horizon Europe. 

The consultation takes the form of an online questionnaire where you can give your views on topics such as EOSC’s guiding principles, action areas and priorities and will be open until 31 August 2020. It includes information relating to rewarding Open Science practices and skills; standards, tools and services to find, access and reuse results; and shared and federated infrastructures to enable open sharing of scientific results. Before completing the consultation questionnaire, respondents are advised to first read the SRIA consultation document, which sets out a general framework and provides key information. The questionnaire refers...

Bernd Saurugger's picture
10 Jul 2020

Next Steps: Collection of EOSC Use Cases and EOSC in Practice Stories

  • By Bernd Saurugger

Coming back to the previous mentioned initiative I would do it the other way round. I would draft the document with the list of the EOSC use cases and EOSC in practice stories at first and then present some of them in an online event in early September. So there is more time for the EOSC Governance to work with it.

For that reason I created a very short questionnaire including the topics mentioned in my previous posting. It’s results will be summarized and fed into EOSC governance bodies: Please, do answer this questionnaire, so that your work and experiences will have impact on the definition of the EOSC!


In addition to that list (as mentioned) I would like to discuss some EOSC use cases and EOSC in practice stories in an online meeting in early September. Please express your interest and availability to that event by filling...