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Federico Drago's picture
23 Jul 2021

Getting to know NFDI, the German National Research Data Infrastructure, with York Sure-Vetter

  • By Federico Drago

Open Science in Europe is constantly evolving, and each country is working hard to ensure an overall improvement of a dynamic environment where researchers can collaborate and thrive. Germany is no exception to this rule, as demonstrated by the major steps recently taken by its newly-established National Research Data Infrastructure, NFDI (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur), directed by York Sure-Vetter.

Earlier this year, the EOSC-Pillar project already had a first chance to learn more about the Open Science landscape in Germany thanks to EOSC Association Director Klaus Tochtermann.

After collecting some basic knowledge about NFDI, we were absolutely looking forward to hearing more. In the middle of the evaluation of the second round of consortia, and while busy preparing the second NFDI Conference, York Sure-Vetter found time for an insightful tour around the development and status of NFDI and shared his expectations on the future of the initiative.

Read the full interview on EOSC-Pillar


Diego Simoni's picture
23 Jul 2021

Call for researchers to shape the EOSC Future solutions

  • By Diego Simoni

The EOSC Future project is looking for 200+ science champions to help co-design and finetune EOSC services and products.

EOSC Future is an EU-funded project that will develop a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) to strengthen European science. It will create a virtual environment where researchers can find, share and process interoperable data sets, publications, code and other research outputs. The EOSC environment will also include professional data, computing and storage services to facilitate scientific workflows.

The project looks to create a so-called ‘system of systems’ that will support European researchers in managing the entire lifecycle of data: from sharing, managing and exploiting their own data to discovering, re-using and recombining the data sets of others. To guarantee that this cluster of products and services responds to researchers’ changing real-life needs, active user involvement is key.

That is why EOSC Future is looking for a diverse group of users and stakeholders to help co-create a trusted virtual data environment. Through the EOSC Future User Group, the project will assemble a team of “EOSC champions” from different scientific disciplines across the EU to help test and refine services and products. The User Group will rely on surveys, focus groups, or testbed sessions to validate project outputs.

Do you want to help shape the future of EOSC services while getting free access to select EOSC resources?

EOSC Future is seeking researchers and actors from all scientific fields to closely support the co-design of EOSC.

Submit your application by 15 September to join the EOSC Future User Group


Zachary Smith's picture
15 Jul 2021

Work with the EOSC Association: Four positions open now

  • By Zachary Smith

The EOSC Association is looking to expand its operational staff in Belgium and are accepting applications for four new positions which will play a key part in contributing to the growth of the Association and the implementation phase of EOSC.

The four positions are: 

Applications for the CTO position must be made by 31 July 2021. Applications for the other three positions close 15 August 2021. Information on the roles, responsibilities, requirements, as well as how to apply can be found in the dedicated section of the website Work with us.

About the Association

With already over 210 member and observer organisations, the EOSC Association represents a single voice for the advocacy and representation for the...


Marie Czuray's picture
14 Jul 2021

Launch of the EOSC-Pillar Ambassadors Programme

  • By Marie Czuray

Just launched - the EOSC-Pillar Ambassadors Programme! We offer an information package to support everyone who wants get involved in raising awareness for EOSC. Most of the material can be adapted to different situations and needs.

We hope that our communication kit is attractive - for use and for dissemination.

Discover the new EOSC-Pillar Ambassadors Programme! Click here to find out more: https://bit.ly/3hBdReb 


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
09 Jul 2021

Research Libraries, Researchers & the EOSC: Workshop Series Outcomes

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

During the last two weeks of January 2021, LIBER and Scientific Knowledge Services (SKS) organised a series of five workshops on the interaction between research libraries, researchers, and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). These workshops were aimed at discussing the role of libraries in connecting researchers to Open Science and the EOSC, and at analysing how their services developed to support researchers can be integrated into the EOSC.

Workshop Series Outline

The series was organised into three regional workshops to cover the Southern, Northern and Central-Eastern European landscapes, along with two workshops that focussed on two types of universities: multidisciplinary and technical. All three workshops addressed the following main questions:

  1. What is the value of the EOSC for researchers and research libraries, based on the goals/work of the EOSC?
  2. What is the input needed from these stakeholders toward the EOSC?
  3. How can these stakeholder groups become actively involved in
  4. ...


Olivier Le Gall's picture
06 Jul 2021

ROSiE - Responsible OS in Europe

  • By Olivier Le Gall

ROSiE (“Responsible Open science in Europe”) is a just-starting, 3-year H2020-funded coordination support action to develop and openly share practical tools that ensure research ethics (RE), research integrity (RI) and legal compliance (LC) in open science (incl. citizen science). Please follow ROSiE's time line @ROSiE_open

On july 16th morning, ROSiE will hold an online workshop with OS research infrastructures to identify the issues to be explored more precisely in the coming months with the relevant communities of practitioners in order to map and analyze their experience in RE/RI/LC, their challenges, their current technical or legal solutions, and the desirable improvements of their environment (training, guidelines, tools, etc.) to be provided through the ROSiE Knowledge-Hub. This is a focused working event which will be followed by public ones, but all practitioners from OS research infrastructures are welcome to enquire or subscribe: please approach Maud.Medves@hceres.fr....


Caroline Alméras's picture
02 Jul 2021

BE OPEN project results

  • By Caroline Alméras

Open Science presents a novel approach to practice science, in a way that increases openness, integrity, reproducibility of research and faster progress. It aims at making scientific process and results more transparent and accessible at all levels and to everyone. It allows to make science more efficient through better sharing of resources, more reliable through better verification and more responsive to society’s needs.
To support the implementation of Open Science in the transport domain, the European BE OPEN project was launched. In two years’ time, the BE OPEN project succeeded in:

  • (1) Establishing a common understanding of Open Science in transport research by putting forward the main principles and practices of open science, identifying the needs, benefits and means to ensure an appropriate and sustainable implementation and uptake.
  • (2) Engaging key transport stakeholders and creating legal specifications for Code of Conduct on Open Science and Key Performance Indicators for
  • ...


Zachary Smith's picture
28 Jun 2021

Call for Members of EOSC Association Task Forces

  • By Zachary Smith

The EOSC Association is creating five Advisory Groups (AGs) focusing on overarching themes that are important for the realisation of EOSC which consist of Task Forces (TFs) working on specific topics related to the AGs.

Each TF has drafted a charter defining the scope and activities for the TF for the coming 1-2 years from September 2021 until August 2023. The draft charters are publicly available online and have been presented at the EOSC Symposium 2021.

The call for members to join the TFs is now open and will run until Friday 30 July 2021 at 18.00 CEST. The call for members is open to all participants from EOSC Association Members and Observers and the wider EOSC stakeholder community.

Applicants can apply for one TF and will be selected based on their experience and the membership...


Federico Drago's picture
28 Jun 2021

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

  • By Federico Drago

Join us in shaping the future of Blue-Cloud! 

The Blue-Cloud Project has taken a step further towards co-designing a collective, community vision for the future evolution of Blue-Cloud, a web-based cyberspace where marine researchers and innovators will come together to share data and engage in Open Science to advance knowledge and sustainability of the Ocean. If you work in the marine & maritime domain, you too can have your say in the way this ambitious initiative develops into the future, so it responds to your needs and expectations

It will take you 20 minutes to answer a survey towards this end, yet your answers will inform the Blue-Cloud Roadmap to 2030, a strategic vision and plan to drive the future development of Blue-Cloud into the decade.

The consultation begins on 28 June 2021 and remains open until 20 September 2021.


Paula Moura's picture
28 Jun 2021

Open Science FAIR | 20-23 September 2021 | book on your agenda

  • By Paula Moura

Once more this event aims to bring together and empower Open Science communities and services to identify common practices; to see what are the best synergies to deliver and operate services that work for many; and to bring experiences from all around the world and learn from each other.

Open science stands at a crossroads, the reinforcement of implementation and adoption are progressing, with researchers, research institutions, funding agencies, service providers and infrastructures, all engaging at various levels. 

However, different models are emerging which produce a seemingly fragmented ecosystem and achieve small steps on top of traditional scholarly communication system. In order to enable international and interdisciplinary research, we need to ensure interoperability across communities and services, while still maintaining our ability to support diversity of workflows and knowledge systems.  

In this year journey OpenAIRE joined forces with other projects in Open Science area, and with the support...


Sara Di Giorgio's picture
24 Jun 2021

EOSC-Pillar Online Workshop: Business Models for EOSC

  • By Sara Di Giorgio

This online workshop organised by EOSC-Pillar and taking place on 1 July 2021 at 9:00-13:00 CEST, aims to discuss current practices in business models for the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative, as enabler of data-driven research and innovation through shared services and digital facilities. The topics of the workshop cover open data portals, research and e-infrastructures, digital infrastructures, etc. (funding, procurement strategies, service procurement, data access policy, etc.).

Representatives of International and European organisations (e.g., WDS, ISC/CODATA, RDA, etc), national funding agencies and related EOSC working groups and projects are participating to open the discussion on science-driven recommendations and guidelines for sustainable business models and procurement requirement strategies.

Read the agenda and register now!


Suzanne Dumouchel's picture
24 Jun 2021

Missing SSH data and repositories

  • By Suzanne Dumouchel

Dear all, 

The TRIPLE project is looking for SSH resources to be part of the future discovery service of OPERAS Research Infrastructure, the GOTRIPLE platform. 

GOTRIPLE has several added values that makes it completely useful and needed by the SSH community: 

  1. It is a multilingual service: 9 languages (French, Spanish, English, German, Greek, Portuguese, Croatian, Italian, Polish) are part of the platform and the vocabularies of the 27 SSH disciplines have all been aligned in each of the languages (HALSHS - MORESS.xlsx). 
  2. It is a dedicated SSH service, that means the data model is especially adapted to the SSH and that the search is made on SSH concepts. 
  3. It links the results between data (& publications), researchers projects and researchers profiles in order to build a very strong picture of the topic in Europe. 
  4. It is plugged to several innovative services (visualisations, annotations, recommendation, etc.) that increase the reuse
  5. ...


André Vieira's picture
22 Jun 2021

Webinar: OpenAIRE Connect Service: empowering Research Communities

  • By André Vieira

This webinar will present the OpenAIRE CONNECT service for research communities and how it supports community building, strengthening and empowering. With OpenAIRE CONNECT, communities get a configurable gateway that supports the implementation and tracking of the uptake of Open Science principles. 

The experience of the H2020 project “Enermaps” will be presented to showcase how the gateway is helping to address the challenges of Open Science in the domain of Energy Research.

Register now


Federico Drago's picture
22 Jun 2021

EOSC-Pillar online workshop: Incorporating National and Thematic Service and Resource Catalogues into the EOSC

  • By Federico Drago

This online workshop organised by EOSC-Pillar in collaboration with the other EOSC regional projects and taking place on 5 July 2021 at 10:00-13:00 CEST, aims to bring all the key projects with national or thematic catalogues together with the operators and developers of the EOSC Portal in order to converge all parallel discussions currently ongoing and produce a definitive roadmap of key milestones to ensure that services or resources onboarded in national or thematic catalogues are smoothly included into the EOSC Catalogue and vice versa

Register now


Tiziana Lombardo's picture
21 Jun 2021

Registrations now open for the online TRIPLE training "EOSC: State of the art and perspectives" - 29 June 2021 at 2pm CEST

  • By Tiziana Lombardo

The TRIPLE Consortium is pleased to invite you to attend the next training session EOSC: State of the art and perspectives taking place on Tuesday 29 June 2021 at 2pm (CEST).

This training event will be devoted specifically to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), and it will provide answers to the following questions, among others:

  • What is the state of the art of the EOSC development?
  • How the EOSC governance is changing?
  • What are the next steps for the EOSC implementation?

Book your space now! Register here: https://forms.gle/HnrhBDqcdv5oja66A

Date: Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 14.00 – 15.30 (CEST)
Presenters: Suzanne Dumouchel, Member of the EOSC Board of Directors  (Huma-Num/TRIPLE Project Coordinator)
Moderator: Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra (DARIAH-ERIC)
Venue: Virtual event via Zoom (link will be provided after registration)...


Luigi Colucci's picture
18 Jun 2021

EOSC Future Call for Evaluators

  • By Luigi Colucci

After its official kick-off last week, EOSC Future is going into high gear with the launch of a call for external evaluators by the Research Data Alliance (RDA). This call is seeking experts to evaluate a series of diverse grants to be awarded over the course of the EOSC Future project. Though the call will remain open for submissions until June 2023,  experts will be called on to evaluate grant applications as soon as October 2021.

Over the next two and a half years, the EOSC Future project will develop an environment with professional data services, open research products and infrastructure. It looks to create a so-called ‘system of systems’ that will support European researchers in managing the entirely lifecycle of data: from sharing, managing and exploiting their own data to discovering, re-using and recombining the data sets of others. The project will engage, train and support...


Andy Gotz's picture
18 Jun 2021

European HDF5 Users Online Meeting - 7 to 8 July 2021

  • By Andy Gotz

The Meeting will include updates on the latest developments on the HDF5 libraries and ecosystem from the HDF Group. A lot has happened since the last meeting and they would like to share this with you. If you have something to showcase please submit the title for your talk by 30 July. If you are simply interested to get an update on latest developments please register by this date too. You need to register to get the connection details. We are sure you will learn something or will find answers to questions you have. It will be a good occasion to ask the experts and other members of the community during the discussion session.

Please register and/or submit your talk at the workshop website:

    https://www.hdfgroup.org/hug/europeanhug21/

[1] https://www.hdfgroup.org/solutions/hdf5/
[2] https://panosc.eu
[3] https://www.hdfgroup.org/2019/09/hdf5-european-workshop/
 ...


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/


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