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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
14 Jun 2021

Discover the EOSC Portal - Promotional video by EOSC Enhance

  • By Federico Drago

The Horizon 2020 project EOSC Enhance just launched a new promotional video for the EOSC Portal, watch it and share across your communities!

The EOSC Portal is a gateway to information and resources in EOSC. It is an evolving platform, co-developed by key European organisations with the support of the European Commission, EU Member States and Associated Countries.

  • The EOSC Portal Marketplace is the user interface, allowing researchers to find and access quality services for Open Science. Browse the Catalogue and exploit multidisciplinary resources for research from leading European organisations https://marketplace.eosc-portal.eu/
  • The Providers Portal enables organisations to register as service providers and onboard their resources into the EOSC Portal https://eosc-portal.eu/for-providers
  • The EOSC Portal content component offers an overview of the EOSC community, the latest news, upcoming events, as well as training materials for the Portal https://eosc-portal.eu/using-the-portal 

Browse the EOSC Portal and take this opportunity to shape your trusted digital space for research https://eosc-portal.eu/

Katharina Flicker's picture
09 Jun 2021

“Scientists and institutions should take the responsibilities to support and increase people’s understanding of research and science”

  • By Katharina Flicker

This month, in order to collect as many perspectives on (future) research environments as possible, we talked to Cixin Liu who is a Computer Engineer and Science Fiction Author. If you want to know why we AIs are “intelligent”, or why it matters to teach scientific reasoning, this is the thing for you to read!

The interview is available for download (English Version, Chinese Version) and can be read on the EOSCSecretariat Website.

Serenella Muradore Gallas's picture
09 Jun 2021

SSHOC at LIBER 2021 Conference - Onboarding Citizen Science and the role of research libraries: barriers and accelerators

  • By Serenella Muradore Gallas

This workshop will be building on the outcomes of the session “Citizen Science: What it means for SSH and how can multidisciplinarity be achieved?” that took place during the conference “Realising the European Open Science Cloud: Towards a FAIR research data landscape for the social sciences, humanities and beyond.” in November 2020. The session provided an overview of what Citizen Science is, how research libraries have an essential role to play in its deployment through the BESPOC model and other means, acting as knowledge broker and facilitator among others. At the same time, several Citizen Science and crowdsourcing projects/activities were presented. At the panel session, possible collaborations were uncovered and the organisation of a potential second event was suggested with the prospect of addressing the relation and interaction between EOSC, Research Libraries and Citizen Science.

More info & registration

Zachary Smith's picture
07 Jun 2021

Data-Driven Policymaking Week Report Published

  • By Zachary Smith

A report on the Data Driven Policymaking Week has just been published by Policy Cloud covering the salient points of the week of events. The report also includes recommendations for policymakers facing challenges using data-driven policymaking practices, given by the experts who spoke at the webinars, including members of the Policy Cloud Impact Creation Board

The report comes as an output of a series of four daily webinars which took place 26-29 April 2021 as the “Data-Driven Policymaking Week.” Each webinar focused on one of Policy Cloud’s Pilots and their use case scenarios. The week had around 200 registrants and 100 attendees.

Included in the report is an overview of each webinar, as well as relevant links to the recordings and slides, each section includes the actionable recommendations given by the webinar speakers for policymakers who are dealing with similar data-driven policymaking challenges. It also includes some...

Timea Biro's picture
28 May 2021

RDA4EOSC Webinar - Addressing Organisational Interoperability - 10 June, 13:00 CEST / 11:00 UTC

  • By Timea Biro

10 June 2021 - 11:00 UTC / 12:00 BST / 13:00 CEST - REGISTRATION



We welcome you to this webinar organised as part of the RDA4EOSC activities supporting organisational engagement with EOSC and similar initiatives. 

The webinar is focused on addressing issues of organisational interoperability as a means to support internal and external coordination and collaboration, increase efficiency, alignment and engagement with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). 

As defined in the context of both the European International Framework and the EOSC Interoperability Framework, organisational interoperability refers to the way in which organisations align their business processes, responsibilities and expectations to achieve commonly agreed and mutually beneficial goals. 

In this webinar we will look at a practical example of work done at organisational level to support interoperability. Oscar Corcho, co-author of the EOSC Interoperability Framework report will detail the ongoing organisational interoperability work at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), especially in reference to the strategy, policy and process development and alignment.  

He will be joined by Juan Bicarregui, STFC and chair of the EOSC WG on Rules of Participation and Kheeran Dharmawardena, Cytrax Consulting and chair of the RDA Interest group on social dynamics of Data Interoperability. The panel discussion will explore the topic of organisational interoperability addressing in particular issues connected to organisational processes. It will also look at how this connects to the EOSC Rules of Participation and how initiatives within the RDA can support this and similar organisational interoperability work going forward. 

Patricia Mergen's picture
28 May 2021


  • By Patricia Mergen

DiSSCo Prepare 1st Roundtable will take place from July 5-6 (a lunch-to-lunch event).

A work-intensive event that will allow us to discuss two main topics of high interest for us. Day 1 will address DiSSCo e-services in EOSC while on the second day, the session will turn into a working session on the Knowledge base. The description in detail of the sessions can be found provided file.

Registration: Please register here before June 14, eod. You can register for one or both of the sessions.

The RT1 is a virtual meeting open to everybody. Therefore, please extend the invitation to those you consider may be interested to participate.

Join the venue

Mathilde Hubert's picture
28 May 2021

[Workshop] ESFRI Science Clusters' Long Term Commitments to Open Science - 11 June 2021

  • By Mathilde Hubert

We are pleased to announce the online workshop entitled "the ESFRI Science Clusters' Long Term Commitments to Open Science".
This workshop is free of charge and will take place on 11 June 2021

Please find the registration form open till 7 June and the full programme at the following link: https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/24327/overview

Bert Meerman's picture
26 May 2021

RORI Funders consortium selects BMIR for FAIRware project

  • By Bert Meerman

Read about a very interesting development in the world of research funders. 

RORI selects BMIR (Biomedical Informatics Research) to lead FAIRware in order to promote open research outputs. 

Visit:    https://researchonresearch.org/tpost/9f5ems1x81-rori-selects-the-stanfor...     for more information. 

The RoRI  consortium now includes 21 partners, drawn from 13 countries or regions. The consortium are responsible for the co-design and delivery of the RoRI programme.
The WELLCOME TRUST ( UK) ,  the University of LEIDEN, the University of SHEFFIELD and Digital Science are among the founding members of RORI.  

See the list of partners below:

  • African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)
  • DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance
  • Digital Science*
  • European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • Fondazione Telethon
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
  • National Institute for
  • ...

Simon Hodson's picture
26 May 2021

The Role of DDI-CDI in EOSC: Discussion and Next Steps - Workshop on 11 June

  • By Simon Hodson

CODATA, in partnership with the DDI Alliance, is organizing a meeting to explore the findings from “The Role of DDI-CDI in EOSC: Possible Uses and Applications,” a report for the European Open Science Cloud Co-Creation Project (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4707263) which was recently published. This report investigated how a standard model like DDI-Cross Domain Integration (DDI-CDI) could be usefully implemented in support of a large-scale cross-domain data-sharing infrastructure, and highlighted several use cases and topics. The meeting will focus on the recommendations from the report, and a discussion of practical next steps.

The workshop will take place on Friday, 11 June 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00 CEST (13:00-15:00 UTC). An overview of the report will be presented, including a brief summary of the use cases and topics from the report, and a presentation of findings. This will be followed by a discussion organized around comments from invited respondents, and then a general...