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

Rob Carrillo's picture
29 Oct 2020

1 Month Left: Apply for the OCRE Earth Observation Funding for Research

  • By Rob Carrillo

On 14 October 2020, OCRE launched its first call for Earth Observation Funding for Research applications, which will remain open until 30 November 2020.

The launch took place online and featured presentations from GEANT, RHEA, EARSC and Uninett followed by a detailed Q&A session. The video recording is now available to view on the OCRE website, as are the panellist presentations. 

More about the funding call

Will your research benefit from taking a good look at our planet? 

Earth Observation data is improving research across many disciplines and could significantly influence the intelligence available to your projects.

Through its Earth Observation services adoption calls OCRE aims to;

  • Stimulate the use of specialised Earth Observation Services aiding the use of Earth Observation data in research, in particular, usage of the data generated by the Copernicus programme.
  • Demonstrate that the use of such services can have a tangible positive impact on research
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Iiris Liinamaa's picture
29 Oct 2020

Global Open Science Cloud workshop at EGI Conference

  • By Iiris Liinamaa

Dear all, on behalf of Yin Chen, who is one of the organisers of the Global Open Science Cloud workshop, I am kindly passing her message here to inform you that you are invited to the EGI conference 2020.

In particular, they warmly invite you to the Global Open Science Cloud workshop, 3-4 November 2020. Jointly organised by EGI, Computer Network Information Center (Chinese Academy of Science) and CODATA, the workshop will discuss how to bring Open Science at the Global Level. It will be a unique opportunity to bring together senior representatives of international research communities, policy makers, digital infrastructure representatives and funding agencies, focusing on the coordinated support to international research communities.

More information and details available at: Register now!

Rita Meneses's picture
23 Oct 2020

ESCAPE – bringing Astronomy, Particle & Nuclear Physics into the Open Science Landscape: New video online

  • By Rita Meneses

ESCAPE has produced a brief animated video explaining how ESCAPE is accelerating scientific discoveries by ensuring open access and long-term data usability for astronomy, particle & nuclear physics, while contributing to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), a vision of the European Commission of a large infrastructure to support and develop open science and open innovation in Europe and beyond.

Federico Drago's picture
23 Oct 2020

EOSC-Pillar WEBINAR: The role of policies for a sustainable EOSC - 27 October 14:00 CET

  • By Federico Drago

Register now and join the EOSC-Pillar webinar on 27 October at 14:00 CET, focusing on the role of policies for a sustainable EOSC.

Policies can contribute to fostering principles of open science and open data. In this webinar, representatives from funding bodies and universities as well as EOSC stakeholders discuss the role and consequences of policies on a national and institutional level, and how they interact. Further discussion points will be e.g. the consequences of open access policies and to what extent policies can be regarded as an indicator for sustainability.

Register now

Dale Robertson's picture
20 Oct 2020

New Draft Rules of Participation for EOSC Available For Comments

  • By Dale Robertson

The Rules of Participation are intended to underpin the policies, processes and procedures required to provide assurance of openness, quality and trust in the practices and services offered through voluntary participation in EOSC. Feedback will help develop the proposed initial set of Rules of Participation for the EOSC. Please provide your comments about this latest draft version here on the Liaison Platform (you will need to log in to the platform to post comments), up to Monday 2 November 2020.  Comments will be taken into account in the next version.

This draft of the rules will be the subject of an interactive discussion at a session at the EOSC Symposium on Thursday 22 October which will also provide the opportunity to provide feedback. Further information about the Symposium is available from https://www.eoscsecretariat.eu/events/eosc-governance-symposium-2020.

Daniel Mallmann's picture
20 Oct 2020

EOSC Architecture PID, AAI and SIRS Task Forces - Draft documents out for comments

  • By Daniel Mallmann

The Architecture Working Group is releasing three documents delivered by its Task Forces on Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI), Persistent Identifiers (PID) and Scholarly Infrastructures for Research Software (SIRS). We welcome comments and suggestions from the community on any aspect of the documents until the 10th of November.

Sarah Jones's picture
19 Oct 2020

Provide feedback on the second draft of FAIR Metrics for EOSC

  • By Sarah Jones

The EOSC FAIR Working Group is tasked to provide recommendations on metrics to assess FAIR data in EOSC. A second draft of the report is released to gather community comments. 

The report contains an analysis of activities relevant to the definition of FAIR Metrics in the EOSC context. It makes recommendations on the definition and implementation of metrics, proposes a set of metrics for FAIR data in EOSC to be extensively tested, offers an analysis of gaps and potential opportunities for extension, and defines priorities for future work.

We welcome feedback on the document. You can download the report below. Comments can either be left here on the EOSC Liaison Platform (you need to login to respond to this post), posted as comments in the shared document (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jcfdA2eF-UL0nxTcQyNbMyJAbZCOqh9WvPy7RRtsTKk/edit?usp=sharing) or if preferred you can email them to inform-FAIR-wg@eoscsecretariat.eu. We encourage people to respond openly to promote community discussion and consensus....

Federico Drago's picture
12 Oct 2020

Help us shape the future of the Blue-Cloud! Take our short survey

  • By Federico Drago

Dear EOSC community, As we start taking the first steps towards co-creating the Blue-Cloud Strategic Roadmap to 2030, we would like to inform you that we have now launched our first online survey to consult the marine community on the vision for the Blue-Cloud. We hereby invite you to help us shape the future of the Blue-Cloud by responding to this short, 15-minute survey and spreading the word to your teams and wider contacts, so they too can individually contribute to co-design this collective effort.

Filomena Minichiello's picture
12 Oct 2020

SSHOC Webinar: Sharing Datasets of Pathological Speech

  • By Filomena Minichiello

Corpora and datasets of pathological speech are hard to get simply because they are hard to share. In this webinar we will present and explore several alternatives for sharing such sensitive data. The webinar is interesting for all who struggle with sharing and obtaining similar types of data.    


Topics for discussion include:

  • Progress achieved by the DELAD initiative for sharing corpora of speech disorders (CSD) and the role of the CLARIN Knowledge Centre on Atypical Communication Expertise 
  • GDPR and the ethics of special category data relevant for collecting and sharing CSD
  • How storing and sharing CSD is arranged in a GDPR compliant way at the Language Archive of the Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics and the collaboration with the Talkbank at CMU
  • Infrastructure requirements for secure remote access to sensitive research data with diverse legal (e.g. social media terms of service), ethical (e.g. children as subjects), and technical (e.g. audio and video) challenges, and
  • ...