Recent Activity: EOSC Liaison Platform

Dale Robertson's picture
04 Dec 2019

EOSC Federating Core - Updated Proposals and First Draft Community Position Paper Now Available for Comments

  • By Dale Robertson

The EOSC-hub project has produced updated proposals for the composition and organisation of the Federating Core of the EOSC.  Also available is a working draft of a Community Position Paper on the EOSC Federating Core, produced cooperatively by nine EOSC implementation projects.  Comments on both documents are invited until 16 December 2019.

Leonardo Marino's picture
12 Nov 2019

Provide your feedback to the BDVA Position paper - Towards European Data Sharing Space

  • By Leonardo Marino

The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) is gathering feedback on their recent position paper Towards a European Data Sharing Space – Enabling data exchange and unlocking AI potential. is now supporting the BDVA in gathering feedback on the report. You can now provide your feedback, comment and rank the main challenges also through the EOSCsecretariat website.

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
04 Nov 2019

EUA survey on research data and FAIR principles - deadline 15 November

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear members of the EOSC liaison platform,

I am writing to remind that European universities are kindly invited to participate in this ongoing survey on research data management and the FAIR principles conducted by the EUA in the context of the FAIRsFAIR project.
The survey will address the following dimensions of research data management and the FAIR principles at higher education institutions: 

Bert Meerman's picture
28 Oct 2019

FAIR DIGITAL OBJECTS driving worldwide interoperability 

  • By Bert Meerman

FAIR DIGITAL OBJECTS driving worldwide interoperability 


Experts worldwide are discussing FAIR Digital Objects (FDO) as the smallest FAIR technical components with maximum freedom to operate.  Agreement on this concept would be a breakthrough comparable with the agreement on TCP / IP in the late 80’s for the Internet. Once TCP/IP was agreed as the smallest element to comply with, the Internet took off like a rocket. A similar type of fast adoption could happen again with FDO.  


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

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






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?