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Federico Drago's picture
26 Apr 2021

Enhancing the EOSC Portal together - take the survey now!

  • By Federico Drago

The EOSC Portal is a gateway to information and resources in EOSC, providing updates on its governance and players, the projects contributing to its development and implementation, key events for the EOSC community, as well as training materials for its different components. 

The EOSC Portal Catalogue & Marketplace acts as a user-friendly entry point to the multitude of services and resources for researchers across different domains, provided by leading European and international organisations.

The Horizon 2020 project EOSC Enhance is launching an open survey targeting the entire EOSC community, to look more closely at individuals who create EOSC, understand who they are, where they come from and, most importantly, what they need in their everyday (research) activities. With this portion of knowledge, with the feedback gathered in this survey, the project wishes to capture most needed and expected enhancements that can be introduced in the next Portal release in autumn 2021. 

The survey only takes 15 minutes and it closes on Monday, 10 May 2021 18:00 CEST.

Take the survey now

Antonis Litke's picture
26 Apr 2021

INODE project EOSC Workshop

  • By Antonis Litke

Intelligent Open Data Exploration (INODE) is an EU project, funded under Horizon 2020 ( The mission of INODE is to develop a unified, effective platform that provides extensive access to open datasets through natural language queries for a wide range of users from larger scientific communities to the public. The INODE solution is demonstrated in three significant use cases in the fields of Cancer Biomarker Research, Research and Innovation Policy Making, and Astrophysics.

Motivation: This workshop aims at bringing EOSC members an insight into the INODE system, while integration and exploitation of INODE services would be promoted by EOSC-hub. The INODE system will be eventually integrated with EOSC-hub services and made available for a large international group of users in EOSC.

Structure of the workshop: The workshop will provide a comprehensive view on where INODE stands and how the INODE consortium is getting ready for the challenges ahead, till the completion of the INODE project in October 2022. Short presentations from the INODE use case providers will be intertwined with short demos from technical teams. For a detailed agenda of the workshop please check the agenda attached.

Register now

Marieke Willems's picture
21 Apr 2021

Data Driven Policymaking Week 

  • By Marieke Willems

Data Driven Policymaking Week (26-29 April 2021) wants to unite policymakers, public administrators, decision makers, and social science researchers around the four pilot use cases at the heart of the Policy Cloud project

26 April 2021  14:00 - 15:00 (CEST) The Radicalisation Pilot -  REGISTER HERE
27 April 2021  14:00 - 15:00 (CEST) The Urban Environment Pilot - REGISTER HERE
28 April 2021  14:00 - 15:00 (CEST) The Food Value Chain Pilot - REGISTER HERE
29 April 2021  14:00 - 15:00 (CEST) The Policies for Citizens Pilot - REGISTER HERE

More information here. 

Federico Drago's picture
19 Apr 2021

Blue-Cloud & EuroSea joint workshop at Blue Research & Innovation Days

  • By Federico Drago

The main objective of Blue Research and Innovation Days is to present ongoing cutting-edge projects along with a specially-shaped hackathon towards bringing together consortia, the scientific community and industry working at the core of the ‘blue economy’ by promoting synergies as well as shaping common future activities.

20 April | 11:00 - 13:00 CEST - Blue-Cloud & EuroSea joint workshop

The workshop provides an overview of the collaboration between EuroSea and Blue-Cloud, presenting the latest developments and highlighting their common objectives and future plans. Participants can interact with representatives from both projects in a dedicated Q&A session.

Agenda and registration

Francesca Di Donato's picture
15 Apr 2021

TRIPLE training event on the Open Research Europe (ORE) platform

  • By Francesca Di Donato

We are pleased to announce that the TRIPLE project is organising its first training event. This event is part of the TRIPLE Open Science Training Series. This serie of events starts in spring 2021 and aims to offer specific training events on Open Science related topics.

Its first training event focuses on the Open Research Europe (ORE) platform and will be presented by Emma Lazzeri (GARR and ISTI-CNR – OpenAIRE) and Ilaria Fava (UGOE – OpenAIRE).

The event will be held on April 21st, from 2 to 3.30 PM. Registrations are open and here you will find the registration form.


Valeria Andreolli's picture
12 Apr 2021

Webinar: Introducing DICE and EUDAT Services for the Research Data Lifecycle

  • By Valeria Andreolli

On the 29th of April, DICE and EUDAT CDI will be hosting a webinar to showcase the data storage and value-added services being made available free of charge by the European Commission. Register to learn about the services offered and how you can take advantage of them for your own research.

This webinar is jointly-organised by the EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure (EUDAT CDI), one of the largest infrastructures of integrated data services for research sustained by almost 30 research organisations, and data and computing centres, and the Digital Infrastructure Capacity for EOSC project (DICE), an EU-funded initiative that enables a European storage and data management infrastructure for EOSC that provides generic services and building blocks to store, find, access and process data in a consistent and persistent way. DICE is providing these services free of charge to European researchers for the whole project duration. The webinar will take place on the 29th of April, at 10:00 CEST.


Katharina Flicker's picture
12 Apr 2021

“One of the really interesting and good things you could do as the EOSC is to become a presence in schools, and introduce data literacy into the curriculum”

  • By Katharina Flicker

Gwyneth Jones is a historian of ideas and a Science Fiction-author. If you want to know what she defines as the big issues for future research environments, or how to make the present a work of progress towards a desirable future, this is the thing for you to read!

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!

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!

Rob Carrillo's picture
22 Mar 2021

Invitation: Cloud and Earth Observation Procurement, Funding Updates and the OCRE Cloud Catalogue Webinar

  • By Rob Carrillo

In this general update webinar, the project will provide an update on some of the key developments in the project including the conclusion of the OCRE IaaS+ Tender and the signing of more than 400 framework agreements, the presentation of the OCRE Cloud Catalogue of commercial cloud services for the European research community, the validation test suite for suppliers, research projects selected to receive adoption funding support. as well as some of the work in progress for Earth Observation digital services procurement. 

Suzanne Dumouchel's picture
19 Mar 2021

Survey on citizen science funding for the SSH

  • By Suzanne Dumouchel

Dear all,

As European citizens and part of the scientific domain, could you please answer (and share) a survey on Citizen Science funding in the social sciences and humanities!

The COESO project, in its early stages, aims at an in-depth understanding of the landscape on Citizen Science funding in the social sciences and humanities. It seeks to thus be able to facilitate Citizen Science funding by creating tools and recommendations for your initiatives. This survey is addressed at anyone wishing to contribute with Citizen Science methodologies to the social sciences and humanities. The aim is to identify your main funding needs.

Please answer our survey on Citizen Science funding in the social sciences and humanities:

The survey is part of the research conducted by the European project on “Collaborative Engagement on Societal Issues” (Horizon 2020 REF: 101006325). COESO aims to develop and sustain citizen science...