EOSC Liaison Platform

Want to provide feedback to the EOSC community? Start a discussion here.

Welcome to the EOSC Liaison Platform, an online discussion environment that allows the collection of input and provision of feedback to EOSC governance bodies.


Why take an active role in the Forum?

By 2021, the European Open Science Cloud is expected to play an important role in how researchers in Europe work. With several action lines currently in progress to produce the science cloud, this forum is a new channel for you to take part in shaping it.

What you can do

For disseminating news and events, contact us.


Where to start?

You can follow the steps below. If your internet is slow, please give time for the .gif files to load. 

STEP 1. Register and login to the EOSCsecretariat website

You can use your academic or social accounts to register. After connecting your personal account, update your EOSC profile. 


STEP 2. Join the EOSC Liaison Platform

After registering on the EOSCsecretariat website with your EOSC profile (Step 1), you need to join the EOSC Liaison Platform through the Subscribe to group button situated at the top of the column on the right. 

STEP 3. Post

Once you have completed the registration process (1. registering using the Social/academic login and 2. joining the EOSC Liaison Platform) and while logged in, you can create new posts or start commenting on existing discussions. You can also filter the discussions based on topics.


Who is invited to participate?

Representatives from the following organisations are encouraged to provide feedback and input:

  • Infrastructure initiatives in the EU Member States
  • EU infrastructure related activities (including ESFRIs, RIs, etc.)
  • International initiatives
  • Industry
  • Researchers



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

This forum defines spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forum with links to your site or product, or use it to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. Spamming also includes posting the same content repeatedly. DO NOT ASK for email addresses or phone numbers. Failure to do so will result in your account being banned permanently and your posts to be deleted.

2. Don't post copyright-infringing material

Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.

3. Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images

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.


In case you should encounter any issue or bug related to the Liaison Platform or if you need support on its use please contact support@eoscsecretariat.eu


If you want to suggest the inclusion of other tags to the EOSC Liaison Platform please contact info@eoscsecretariat.eu


Recent Activity

Katharina Flicker's picture
21 Jan 2021

Diverse Perspectives on (future) Research Environments

  • By Katharina Flicker

We are (still) collecting visions, needs and requirements on (future) research environments and started out interviewing academics who became successful SciFi-authors to collect as diverse perspectives and ideas as possible. The first interview with Computer Scientist and SciFi-author Cory Doctorow was published this week. Check out this post, if you would like to know more!

Zachary Smith's picture
20 Jan 2021

OCRE Cloud Framework & Catalogue Empowers European Research

  • By Zachary Smith

The OCRE project is pleased to announce the award of a total of 473 OCRE IaaS+ framework agreements, that will ease access to commercial cloud services for researchers and research institutions in 40 European countries.

Researchers will be able to benefit from 27 different commercial cloud-based platforms that were sourced through the OCRE IaaS+ Tender concluded mid-2020 and have been made available through the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in the OCRE Cloud Catalogue from today. Although not every platform is available in every country, each country has eight or more platforms to choose from.

With a total of 473 different entries in the catalogue, OCRE has made it easy to find what is available in each country. When entering into the catalogue, the user encounters a map of Europe. A country's individual catalogue of available services is accessed by simply clicking on that country. Each...

Zachary Smith's picture
19 Jan 2021

First SWForum Workshop on Trustworthy Software and Open Source

  • By Zachary Smith

SWForum.eu, the European Forum of the Software Research Community, is hosting its first workshop on Trustworthy Software and Open Source on 23-25 March 2021, and is requesting submissions.

How to submit

Position, technical, and demo papers must be formatted according to LNCS style (ftp://ftp.springernature.com/cs-proceeding/llncs/llncs2e.zip) and they must be 5-pages long. 
Panel proposals can be in any format.
All contributions must be submitted using the EasyChair platform available at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=1stswforumws

Bert Meerman's picture
10 Jan 2021

EOSC Nordic Webinar on relevance of PID's for repositories

  • By Bert Meerman

On 26th of November, the EOSC Nordic Project organised a webinar for repositories in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
The subject was the relevance and importance for repositories to be "FINDABLE" on the internet via a PID or a Global Unique,
Identifier (GUID).  The webinar was well received and gave inspiration to several repositories to take action. 

See details in: https://www.eosc-nordic.eu/eosc-nordic-fairification-webinar-on-pids/

Rita Meneses's picture
08 Jan 2021

FAIRsFAIR Open call for policy enhancement support

  • By Rita Meneses

Would you like advice on how you can better align your policy with the FAIR Principles?


To register your interest, please complete the form below. The deadline for registering interest is Friday, 22 January 2021.

FAIRsFAIR aims work with up to 25 policy makers over the course of 2021 and will make our selection to ensure there is representation reflecting the various stakeholders, stages of development, and geographic coverage. Any questions can be addressed to opencall@fairsfair.eu.


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
06 Jan 2021

Registration is Open: Research Libraries, Researchers and the EOSC - How do they interact?

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Scientific Knowledge Services partnered for this project with LIBER (The European Association of Research Libraries) to create a series of reports which will inform the EOSC about what research libraries could offer and expect from EOSC (The European Open Science Cloud).

Research libraries share the vision to improve access to Europe’s research results through Open Science and improved discovery. They have been the key holders of data for a long time and play a key role in connecting end-users/researchers to Open Science and the EOSC. Also research libraries develop and maintain services that users rely upon and that need to be integrated into the EOSC. Libraries can, therefore, help develop the requirements for the inclusion of services and data into the EOSC. The strong experience in advocating for Open Science for many years can help to promote the EOSC in the research community.


If you are interested in participating please follow this link, learn more about the programme of each of our five workshops and register.

Luigi Colucci's picture
04 Jan 2021

EOSC Enhance Webinars: EOSC Portal New Release

  • By Luigi Colucci

EOSC Portal New Release Webinars

Building on the fruitful requirement gathering activity carried out throughout 2020, the EOSC Enhance consortium announced the official release of the new and improved EOSC Portal in December 2020.

This marked another exciting step in the collaborative journey towards the further development and improvement of useful and dynamic tools for the growing EOSC community. 

The launch was accompanied by a series of webinars introducing different aspects of the Portal. After the general overview offered in the first webinar, and a dedicated tutorial for new providers, the upcoming webinars will focus on the features for new users functionalities and tutorial and on the tutorial for existing providers of the EOSC Portal Catalogue & Marketplace.

Join us!

Register now for the New User Functionalities and Tutorial Webinar

14 january 2021, 11:00-12:00 AM CET

Draft Agenda

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Romain David's picture
04 Jan 2021

EOSC Related Publication:“39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition”

  • By Romain David

A new EOSC-Life co-authored paper report on the outputs and adoption of the Agrisemantics Working Group of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), consisting of a set of recommendations to facilitate the adoption of semantic technologies and methods for the purpose of data interoperability in the field of agriculture and nutrition. 

39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition