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

Federico Drago's picture
09 Apr 2021

Blue-Cloud webinar: Plankton Genomics demonstrator on 23 April

  • By Federico Drago

The Horizon 2020 project Blue-Cloud project is introducing the "Plankton Genomics" demonstrator on 23 April 2021 at 14:00 CEST,  which aims to showcase a deep assessment of plankton distributions by mining data across biomolecular, imaging and environmental domains. Blue-Cloud is a thematic EOSC project with the overarching aim of federating and piloting innovative services for marine research and the blue economy.

Register now!

Federico Drago's picture
08 Apr 2021

A deep dive into the Open Science for the Ocean workshop: Meet the Blue-Cloud Demonstrators

  • By Federico Drago

The online workshop "Open Science for the Ocean: Meet the Blue-Cloud demonstrators" took place on 23 March 2021 with the main objectives of introducing the Blue-Cloud Virtual Research Environment and presenting the five Blue-Cloud demonstrators to the wider marine research community. The consortium also provided an overview of the project's goals, the technical architecture of the Blue-Cloud framework, as well as the Strategic Roadmap to 2030.

Read the report

Athina Papadopoulou's picture
01 Apr 2021

INOS Project – Shakers & Makers: Key Stakeholders In Open Science & Citizen Science

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Register here!

Based on the knowledge and skills gaps identified during our 1st Vision Building workshop (‘Citizen & Open Science in Higher Education: Co-creating a Shared Vision‘), the aim of this 2nd workshop is to identify grounds for collaboration for a wide spectrum of stakeholders (HEI management staff, policymakers, funding bodies and members of networks/ consortia of European and international reach on OS, the HEI sector and business), to support and foster the deployment of Citizen Science within Higher Education Institutions.

Participants are encouraged to actively discuss and present their experience in this field, collaboration initiatives, models and tools they have found useful, as well as effective ways to engage external stakeholders to find innovative solutions to common problems.

An introductory lecture about the collaboration between different stakeholders for Citizen Science will precede the discussions. The outcome of this event is the creation of a report...

Federico Drago's picture
31 Mar 2021

Bringing research communities together: the EOSC-Pillar Day in France

  • By Federico Drago

What did France learn specifically from EOSC-Pillar activities and what are the opportunities for French researchers through this project? These were the key questions at the half-day virtual event on 22 March, where about 100 participants from the French research community discussed the outcomes and perspectives of EOSC-Pillar.

Organised by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI), the event had a clear focus on which issues specific to the French context are addressed by the project.

Read the full article on EOSC-Pillar

Serenella Muradore Gallas's picture
31 Mar 2021

[EVENT] The ESFRI Clusters at RDA House of Commons

  • By Serenella Muradore Gallas

One and a half years after the RDA session in Helsinki, the five ESFRI cluster projects, the RDA community, and European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) representatives come together again, to discuss the past, present and future of their collaboration during the journey of integrating thematic services into EOSC. 

On 19th of April this event will take place (13:00 CEST) in the form of a debade. The debate will look at the commonalities and collaboration in the ESFRI clusters, when contributing to the European Open Science Cloud on three pillar topics: 

  • Thematic data services, 
  • Connecting to end-user communities 
  • Governance

For each of these topics, the ESFRI cluster projects will ask for input from members of the international RDA community, the ESFRI community, EOSC ecosystem and data experts and domain researchers being the end-user community. Input from these stakeholder groups will be collected through their involvement in the debating team and the active audience engagement. 

Please note that this event is free-of-charge.

Register here!

Event page on SSHOC website

Bert Meerman's picture
31 Mar 2021

Fostering Cooperation Among Open Science Platforms

  • By Bert Meerman

Data Together: Fostering Cooperation Among Open Science Platforms worldwide. 

Science clouds and commons are developing around the world to address the need for infrastructures to support cross-geographical and cross-disciplinary open science. These include, but are not limited to, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)2, the China Science and Technology Cloud (CSTCloud)3, the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)4, the Malaysian Open Science Platform5, the African Open Science Platform6, the planned broadening of LA Referencia7 in Latin America, as well as Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO) and Germany’s National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)8. It can also comprise global domain focused research infrastructures such as the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA)9, Global Oceans Observing System (GOOS)10, and many others.

Both RDA and CODATA have major initiatives to work with the development of such open research infrastructures: RDA’s Global Open Research Commons (GORC), developed in collaboration with the WDS, and CODATA’s Global Open...

Dimple Sokartara's picture
25 Mar 2021

EOSC-hub Webinar: Analysis of business models for acquiring services in the EOSC

  • By Dimple Sokartara

Join us on 31 March at 11AM (CEST) for a webinar on analysing business models for acquiring services in the EOSC!

Webinar objectives:

  • Share with the EOSC community the results of the business models analysis for acquiring services in the EOSC
  • Providing the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to be included in the final deliverable

Register now!

Dimple Sokartara's picture
25 Mar 2021

The EGI-ACE call for use cases is now open!

  • By Dimple Sokartara

EGI-ACE is a 30-month project coordinated by the EGI Foundation with a mission to empower researchers from all disciplines to collaborate in data- and compute-intensive research through free-at-point-of-use services.

The project has now opened a call for use cases! With this call, the project offers access to infrastructure and platform services, dedicated user support and training. The services are sponsored by the European Commission and various national funding agencies and are free to access to the selected use cases.

Online form to submit your use case.

Need more information?

Visit our open call dedicated webpage or contact us at egi-ace-call@mailman.egi.eu!

Katharina Flicker's picture
22 Mar 2021

Visions, Needs And Requirements For (Future) Research Environments: An Exploration Series with Science Fiction-Authors

  • By Katharina Flicker

Our latest report on future research environments got published. This time we focused on visions of academics who also are successful Science Fiction authors. If you would like to know more, this post is for you!