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Federico Drago's picture
17 Mar 2021

EOSC EB wraps up activities by releasing key documents for the European Open Science Cloud

  • By Federico Drago

Over the past two years (2019-2020), activities related to the European Open Science Cloud have been coordinated by the EOSC Governance, consisting of the three bodies defined in the Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science CloudEOSC Governance BoardEOSC Executive Board, and the EOSC Stakeholder Forum.

This Governance featured representatives from across the user and provider communities as well as representatives from EU Member States and the European Commission, successfully concluding its mandate at the end of 2020, and accompanying the transition to the new phase where the EOSC Association will play a central role.

In particular, members of the EOSC Executive Board, which provided advice and support on the strategy, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the implementation of the EOSC, have recently finalised all of the key outputs planned by the six Working Groups, each focussing on a specific area of EOSC.

These documents have all been published via the Publications Office of the European Union in coordination with the EC and

Check out the EOSC Executive Board outputs

Anu Märkälä's picture
15 Mar 2021

EOSC-FF webinar: EOSC & RDA synergies and complementarities

  • By Anu Märkälä

The newly established EOSC Finnish Forum (EOSC-FF), a national network for Finnish stakeholders of EOSC, will organise a webinar on the 25th of March from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm CET (11:00-13:30 EET) to discuss how RDA is supporting the EOSC establishment and how can Finland play a role. The webinar is open for all interested parties. For more information on the programme please see

Iiris Liinamaa's picture
09 Mar 2021

DRAFT Vision on FAIReR Assessments now open for comments until 15 March 2021

  • By Iiris Liinamaa

On behalf of the EOSC Co-Creation Project, I am forwarding the information concerning the public consultation on their draft deliverable. The text below directly refers to their piece of news: Visit the official website for more information of this opportunity.

Public Consultation of DRAFT Vision on FAIReR Assessments is now open until 15 March.

This vision draft will be a deliverable of EOSC Co-Creation projects “European overview of career merit systems'' and “Vision for Research data in research careers”.  Further information on these projects can be found here: 

Europe needs a vision for FAIReR Assessments built on the FAIR principles for data management  and policies guiding Responsible assessment (FAIReR = FAIR + Responsible). The FAIR principles, guidelines for making data findable (F), accessible (A), interoperable (I) and reusable (R), are key to enabling a shift to open science. In FAIReR Assessments, research data, as well as the criteria, data and metrics informing assessments, are transparent and FAIR.

This draft is open for public consultation until 15 March 2021. Stakeholders and experts in open science and research assessment are invited to comment on the draft.

How to comment

The draft is available in English and can be downloaded as pdf below. Comments should be left through the electronic form linked below.

The comment form has separate fields for each part. However, it is not necessary to leave comments on all parts of the draft. Organisations as well as individuals can leave comments. In the spirit of open science, comments must be signed.

Thank you for your comments already in advance.

Federico Drago's picture
08 Mar 2021

Turning points for Open Science in Italy: national OS plan advances with ICDI

  • By Federico Drago

2020 was a critical turning point in a wide range of sectors across Europe, and Open Science was no exception. The newly-elected EOSC Association Director Marialuisa Lavitrano (UNIMIB) offered some precious insights on the latest developments in the OS landscape in Italy, such as the evolution of ICDI (Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure) as an actor contributing to fundamental processes for OS. 

Read the latest interview from EOSC-Pillar and discover the latest news from the Italian OS community.

Read the full article on EOSC-Pillar

Sara Di Giorgio's picture
08 Mar 2021

Webinar: Open Research Europe, the new open access publishing platform of the European Commission

  • By Sara Di Giorgio

On March 12 at 14.00 CET Ilaria Fava, OpenAIRE Outreach Officer, and Michael Markie, F1000 Publishing Director, will present Open Research Europe, the new open access scientific publishing platform of the European Commission.

The webinar, organized by the Italian ICDI Competence Center on Open Science, EOSC and FAIR data, is designed for the research community participating in European Commission Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe funding programme. 

Registration is required

More information at

Katharina Flicker's picture
05 Mar 2021

“The question is not whether an AI-centered system would be perfect. It's whether it would be better than what we have now”

  • By Katharina Flicker

Peter Watts is a biologist and a Science Fiction-author. If you want to know what he defines as the big issues for future research environments, or how acts of sabotage may support the resilience of research systems, this is the thing for you to read!

Nadica Miljković's picture
04 Mar 2021

Webinar: Institutional infrastructure and support for research data management practices

  • By Nadica Miljković

The results of the co-creation activity "Boosting EOSC readiness: Creating a scalable model for capacity building in RDM" by Serbia.RDM team in front of University of Belgrade will be presented during the webinar. The main aim is to increase EOSC readiness and awareness, as well as to create a replicable and scalable model for Research Data Management.

Federico Drago's picture
02 Mar 2021

From Policy to Practice: France CNRS launches Open Data Research Directorate and participation in EOSC Association thrives

  • By Federico Drago

As the five EOSC-Pillar countries continue to coordinate national and transnational open science initiatives, French key research infrastructure CNRS has launched its Open Data Research Directorate, while the EOSC Association gears up its activities. 

The newly-elected EOSC Association Director Suzanne Dumouchel comments on this and more, offering an overview of the main developments in the French Open Science landscape in the context of EOSC.

Read the full article on EOSC-Pillar

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
01 Mar 2021

FAIRsFAIR Week 2021 and Public Workshop!

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to welcome all of you, your stakeholders and friends to the FAIRsFAIR Week 2021!
In the week of 7 to 15 April FAIRsFAIR will be offering project insiders and external stakeholders alike the opportunity to immerse themselves fully in all things FAIR. In particular, you are all invited to join us on Tuesday, 13th April for the FAIRsFAIR 2021 Public Workshop - Please take 2 minutes to register here

We are currently updating the agenda for the entire week, you can discover the other workshops and meetings in the pipeline here.
Please share this invitation with all you partners, stakeholders and friends!


Diego Simoni's picture
01 Mar 2021

EOSC Portal virtual meeting - Collecting feedback about the Catalogue & Marketplace

  • By Diego Simoni

Date: 17 March 2021 14:00-15:00 CET

EOSC Enhance is hosting a virtual meeting to collect feedback from the end-users of the EOSC Portal Catalogue & Marketplace, on the road to the next official release of the EOSC Portal.

Join us and take part in the discussion, have your say on the topics introduced by representatives of the Catalogue & Marketplace in this interactive session, ask questions and get to know the EOSC Portal tutorials produced by EOSC Enhance.

Help co-create the EOSC Portal in the implementation phase of the European Open Science Cloud, which will benefit researchers across disciplines and countries.

Register now

Browse the EOSC Portal Catalogue & Marketplace...

Rob Carrillo's picture
01 Mar 2021

FINAL REMINDER: EOSC-hub Consultation on EOSC Common & Federation Services

  • By Rob Carrillo

Friday, March 5 DEADLINE: EOSC-hub will close its final consultation on EOSC Common & Federation Services by the end of this week with no more extensions foreseen. Contribute your views on the technical specifications for EOSC common and federation services. You can provide your input to EOSC-hub before the consultation deadline of 5 March, 6:00 CET:

We look forward to your inputs!

Leonardo Marino's picture
25 Feb 2021

GÉANT Innovation Programme - Call for Proposals now open

  • By Leonardo Marino

Following an online launch infoshare, the GÉANT Innovation Programme officially opened for applications on 23 February 2021.

The GÉANT Innovation Programme will support innovative ideas, demonstrating societal, scientific, economic impact, for research project funding of up to EUR30k on areas such as networking, cloud, security, trust & identity and education.

Member NRENs from the GÉANT Association or legal entities from one of their ‘connected institutions’, including universities, research or education institutes are welcomed and eligible.

Further information and guidelines, dates, FAQs, links to the application form and to the submission page are available on the official Innovation Programme webpage.

Read more about the GÉANT Innovation Programme

Federico Drago's picture
25 Feb 2021

Open Science for the Ocean: meet the Blue-Cloud Demonstrators on 23 March 2021

  • By Federico Drago

On 23 March 2021 at 11:00 CET, the Blue-Cloud project is hosting a workshop presenting its latest results, with a focus on the five real-life demonstrators. Discover how the project is combining distributed marine data and computing resources with analytical tools to deliver services supporting marine research, demonstrating the potential of open science in the marine domain.

This innovation potential will be explored through the five dedicated Blue-Cloud demonstrators, as Virtual Labs co-designed with high-level marine researchers and powered by the Blue-Cloud Platform. The workshop will map out technical innovations that the demos will contribute to achieve  in multiple and interrelated contexts (such as marine research & science, the blue economy, the food sector, the environmental and climate change analysis, etc.). 

The event will also share initial reflections on the Blue-Cloud Roadmap to 2030 for the future exploitation of Blue-Cloud assets, well embedded as a leading system in the wider marine community and as a component of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), which will call for contributions from the wider marine community in the coming months.

See the full agenda and register now 

Federico Drago's picture
22 Feb 2021

€900m German Open Science initiative NFDI progresses as EOSC Association gears up

  • By Federico Drago

As part of the efforts of EOSC-Pillar countries to coordinate open science initiatives, Germany's flagship National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) has already engaged its first research consortia, just as the EOSC Association kick-starts its activities. 

The newly-elected EOSC Association Director Klaus Tochtermann takes us through the main developments in the German Open Science landscape, such as NFDI, in the context of the European Open Science Cloud.

Read the full article on EOSC-Pillar

Jonna Helenius's picture
19 Feb 2021

Second EOSC-Nordic Policy Workshop: Nordic and Baltic collaboration as EOSC enabler

  • By Jonna Helenius

The EOSC-Nordic project will host the second policy workshop on 9 March as an online event. The event will discuss the current status  and progress of the EOSC Nordic project, the state of play regarding EOSC and FAIR implementation in the Nordics and discuss how to move EOSC forward based on the Nordic experiences.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday 9 March at 9:00-14:00 CET.

To view the agenda and register for this free event, please visit EOSC-Nordic web page.

Katarína Rausová's picture
18 Feb 2021

Free database mapping COVID-19 treatment and vaccine development

  • By Katarína Rausová

The free database mapping COVID-19 treatment and vaccine development based on global scientific research is available at   

The AI tool used for the database can process a huge amount of relevant academic outputs and find connections between the potential treatment and COVID-19. Findings from available scientific sources are manually checked by scientific experts, categorized, enriched with more information, and provided in a freely accessible database. As of February 17, 2021, there are 1,333 substances in the database of potential drugs and vaccines for COVID-19.

Rob Carrillo's picture
17 Feb 2021

EOSC-hub Final Consultation on EOSC Common & Federation Services

  • By Rob Carrillo

As EOSC-hub is approaching its final months, we would like to invite you to contribute your views on the technical specifications for EOSC common and federation services. You can provide your input to EOSC-hub before the consultation deadline of 5 March, 6:00 CET:

We look forward to your inputs!