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

Bert Meerman's picture
15 Oct 2019


  • By Bert Meerman


In the USA, there is a new open science policy supported by OSTP and by an interim advice to NIH to make all data and related services ‘AI-ready’ (AI-ready is in fact quite identical to FAIR, namely findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable for machines, who perform machine learning and increasingly smart algorithms on AI-ready data). See https://acd.od.nih.gov/documents/presentations/06132019AI.pdf.

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
05 Sep 2019

FAIRsFAIR Open Consultation - please share your views!

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear members of the EOSC Liaison platform,

I am writing on behalf of the H2020 funded FAIRsFAIR project "Fostering FAIR Data Practices In Europe" running from March 2019 to February 2022.

The project is working to offer practical solutions for implementing FAIR data principles across data repositories all around Europe, with a focus on fostering a FAIR data culture and promoting good practices.

In order to meet these objectives and building upon the findings of recent studies, we now seek input from a wide range of organisations already helping to make data FAIR. We invite contributions to two surveys - one focusing on policies and practices, and the other more focused on semantics and interoperability. We welcome individual contributions to either or both surveys and encourage multiple responses from an organisation, reflecting different views and areas of expertise.

Bert Meerman's picture
02 Sep 2019


  • By Bert Meerman

Re :  Important Internation Initiatives  ( I^3)  

Find hereby more information about the formation of the African Open Science Platform , in coopperation with organisations like RDA and CODATA.

The Vision and Strategy for the African Open Science Platform may be consulted at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2222418






Leonardo Marino's picture
28 Aug 2019

Request for public comments - NIST Cloud Federation Reference Architecture

  • By Leonardo Marino

NIST, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, in collaboration with the IEEE Standards Association released a draft for the NIST Cloud Federation Reference Architecture. The document is currently in a Public Comment period as NIST is requesting for feedback until September 20, 2019.

This can be particularly relevant for EOSC and as such it would be useful to provide input from the EOSC community and especially from the Architecture Working Group.

Hussein Sherief's picture
06 Aug 2019

How can international stakeholders start collaboration with EOSC

  • By Hussein Sherief

The 1 July webinar was very informative. I would like to start cooperation with EOSC as international stakeholder providing services. We are currently working on a project that will provide infrastructure as a service. I would appreciate it if you can guide me on how to proceed with the stakeholder cooperation.

Suzanne Dumouchel's picture
05 Aug 2019

Survey: EOSC Federating Core Governance and Sustainability

  • By Suzanne Dumouchel

Hello everybody,


OPERAS Research Infrastructure is worling on the survey and we have some questions (see below):

1. Is there any deadline?

2. What is the purpose of the survey? how our answers will be reused? How can it change or influence something?

3. The difference between Shared Resources and marketplace is quite unclear. Any suggestion? How some of you understood the document?

And what about the macro-features (developed in EOSC-Hub project)? To what are they related to?

Claudia Alen Amaro's picture
01 Aug 2019

Collaboration between the different EOSC projects as well as supporting projects

  • By Claudia Alen Amaro

Dear All

As part of Instruct-ERIC we are a partner of the EOSC-Life project. At the ESFRI-EOSC meeting in London in many presentations there was emphasis on the need of communication between the initiatives in each area and the horizontal projects that should interact with all our projects. My understanding is the secretariat will help in this communication efforts. I was hoping that we could get the presentations from the meeting where all the horizontal and vertical projects were described and other relevant information.