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Leonardo Marino's picture
16 Feb 2021

Launch of the GÉANT Innovation Programme – 23 Feb 2021

  • By Leonardo Marino

Do you have an innovative idea (on networking, cloud, security, trust & identity, education, etc.) that could benefit the European research and education community? Are you representing a Member NRENs from the GÉANT Association or a legal entity from one of its ‘connected institutions’, including universities, research or education institutes or institutions connected to an NREN?

The GÉANT Innovation Programme is a unique opportunity to enable initial development, establish a proof of concept or testing of new ideas, with lightweight, administrative constraints. Join our online infoshare on February 23rd, 11am CET! We will introduce the Innovation Programme and explain the application and selection process. Register here:

Amélie Desvars-Larrive's picture
16 Feb 2021

COVID-19 PHSMs Data Coverage Conference

  • By Amélie Desvars-Larrive

We are pleased to announce the COVID-19 PHSMs Data Coverage Conference. This event provides the opportunity for COVID-19 policy trackers to network, exchange and share key experiences and takeaways, explore collaboration possibilities and reflect on lessons learned with data collection to respond to future pandemics. The conference will be split into two parts. The first workshop took place on February 10-11, 2021. The second workshop will be conducted on March 3, 2021.

Marieke Willems's picture
12 Feb 2021

WEBINAR: The Data Governance Act and Data-Driven Policymaking: Impact and Practical Implementations

  • By Marieke Willems

The proposed regulation on European data governance will foster the availability of data for use by increasing trust in data intermediaries and strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the EU, 

Policy CloudCyberwatchingDUET, and URBANITE invite big data and cloud solutions providers and policymakers from industrial, commercial and public realities to an expert briefing on the perceived scope of the Data Governance Act, the implications for cybersecurity and GDPR, and the practical ramifications for public and business administrations

Rita Meneses's picture
10 Feb 2021

Join ESCAPE webinar: ESCAPE OSSR | Enhancing science though sharing software - benefits & use cases

  • By Rita Meneses

We would like to invite you to join the ESCAPE Webinar "ESCAPE OSSR | Enhancing science though sharing software - benefits & use cases", on 17th February 2021, 3PM CET. We will show the ESCAPE OSSR developments and achievements towards a FAIR multi-messenger data-driven cooperative approach. Exemplary benefits of OSSR integration in astro-particle-physics  and adjacent scientific fields field will be presented by ESFRI experts (EGO Virgo, SKA, CTA) focusing on cross-community software developments, workflows for scientific re-use of data challenges, and the exploration of scientific data with innovative techniques.

The main benefit of ESCAPE OSSR is a sustainable open-access repository to collect and share scientific software, digital libraries for data analysis, data-sets and, in general, open science products with the scientific community. The repository itself will be enriched with user-support documentation and tutorials, which will be dynamically enhanced by ESCAPE ESFRI projects and accompanied by training activities....

Federico Drago's picture
10 Feb 2021

EOSC-Pillar legal and policy framework, federation blueprint now online

  • By Federico Drago

EOSC-Pillar recently produced an essential deliverable, presenting the legal and organisational aspects of services delivery in a federated environment, including recommendations for actions that enable service providers to position their services for improved interoperation in the context of the EOSC services landscape.

Read the full report on Zenodo!

Iiris Liinamaa's picture
03 Feb 2021

Register to the online bootcamps 2: vision and roadmap for incorporating FAIR data and creating responsible researcher career merit information

  • By Iiris Liinamaa

On behalf of the EOSC Co-Creation Project Working Group, I am forwarding the information about these interesting events here:

The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV) has secured EOSC Co-creation funding to work towards fostering responsible evaluation of research and researchers throughout Europe.

You are invited to participate in a series of online bootcamps with other international experts to co-create a European-wide vision and roadmap for incorporating FAIR data and creating responsible career merit information to support researcher assessment.

In November 2020, two online bootcamps for creating a vision were arranged. The upcoming bootcamps will focus on creating the roadmap leading to that vision. The vision draft will be send to the participants prior to the event.

It is possible to participate in one or both of the bootcamps, which will be geared toward:

  1. BOOTCAMP 1: What should be assessed and measured? Feb 11th, 9-12 CET
  2. BOOTCAMP 2: How should it be assessed and measured? Feb 17th, 9-12 CET

The number of participants will be limited due to the co-creative nature of the events.

For more information, please visit the website:

Please register as soon as possible, latest by Feb 8th. Registration form: (zoom link provided in confirmation email)

Rita Meneses's picture
02 Feb 2021

Invitation FAIRsFAIR webinar "Clearing some of the highest FAIR hurdles: PIDs, Metadata, and Semantic Interoperability for Researchers"

  • By Rita Meneses

I would like to invite you to attend the FAIRsFAIR Webinar taking place this Thursday 4th February 13:00 CET, entitled "Clearing some of the highest FAIR hurdles: PIDs, Metadata, and Semantic Interoperability for Researchers". This webinar is specifically intended for researchers.

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
26 Jan 2021

Proposing an assessment framework for FAIR-enabling data services. Webinar, 29 January 2021

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin


For providers of data services across the full range of scientific disciplines, this webinar will present a first version of an assessment framework under development by FAIRsFAIR.

The framework is fully described in the recently published Report on Basic Framework on FAIRnesss of Services and aims to assist providers to ensure their data services are ‘FAIR enabling’. This is because realising the full potential of a FAIR ecosystem in which research outputs can be easily shared and optimally reused, requires looking beyond the FAIRification of data and other digital objects to consider the infrastructure and services that act on those objects.

Webinar participants will be guided through the key elements of the assessment framework - both technical and social - and the most important recommendations to data services providers for achieving incremental improvements.

Information and registration:



Katharina Flicker's picture
21 Jan 2021

Diverse Perspectives on (future) Research Environments

  • By Katharina Flicker

We are (still) collecting visions, needs and requirements on (future) research environments and started out interviewing academics who became successful SciFi-authors to collect as diverse perspectives and ideas as possible. The first interview with Computer Scientist and SciFi-author Cory Doctorow was published this week. Check out this post, if you would like to know more!

Zachary Smith's picture
20 Jan 2021

OCRE Cloud Framework & Catalogue Empowers European Research

  • By Zachary Smith

The OCRE project is pleased to announce the award of a total of 473 OCRE IaaS+ framework agreements, that will ease access to commercial cloud services for researchers and research institutions in 40 European countries.

Researchers will be able to benefit from 27 different commercial cloud-based platforms that were sourced through the OCRE IaaS+ Tender concluded mid-2020 and have been made available through the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in the OCRE Cloud Catalogue from today. Although not every platform is available in every country, each country has eight or more platforms to choose from.

With a total of 473 different entries in the catalogue, OCRE has made it easy to find what is available in each country. When entering into the catalogue, the user encounters a map of Europe. A country's individual catalogue of available services is accessed by simply clicking on that country. Each...

Zachary Smith's picture
19 Jan 2021

First SWForum Workshop on Trustworthy Software and Open Source

  • By Zachary Smith, the European Forum of the Software Research Community, is hosting its first workshop on Trustworthy Software and Open Source on 23-25 March 2021, and is requesting submissions.

How to submit

Position, technical, and demo papers must be formatted according to LNCS style ( and they must be 5-pages long. 
Panel proposals can be in any format.
All contributions must be submitted using the EasyChair platform available at

Bert Meerman's picture
10 Jan 2021

EOSC Nordic Webinar on relevance of PID's for repositories

  • By Bert Meerman

On 26th of November, the EOSC Nordic Project organised a webinar for repositories in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
The subject was the relevance and importance for repositories to be "FINDABLE" on the internet via a PID or a Global Unique,
Identifier (GUID).  The webinar was well received and gave inspiration to several repositories to take action. 

See details in:

Rita Meneses's picture
08 Jan 2021

FAIRsFAIR Open call for policy enhancement support

  • By Rita Meneses

Would you like advice on how you can better align your policy with the FAIR Principles?


To register your interest, please complete the form below. The deadline for registering interest is Friday, 22 January 2021.

FAIRsFAIR aims work with up to 25 policy makers over the course of 2021 and will make our selection to ensure there is representation reflecting the various stakeholders, stages of development, and geographic coverage. Any questions can be addressed to


Athina Papadopoulou's picture
06 Jan 2021

Registration is Open: Research Libraries, Researchers and the EOSC - How do they interact?

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

Scientific Knowledge Services partnered for this project with LIBER (The European Association of Research Libraries) to create a series of reports which will inform the EOSC about what research libraries could offer and expect from EOSC (The European Open Science Cloud).

Research libraries share the vision to improve access to Europe’s research results through Open Science and improved discovery. They have been the key holders of data for a long time and play a key role in connecting end-users/researchers to Open Science and the EOSC. Also research libraries develop and maintain services that users rely upon and that need to be integrated into the EOSC. Libraries can, therefore, help develop the requirements for the inclusion of services and data into the EOSC. The strong experience in advocating for Open Science for many years can help to promote the EOSC in the research community.


If you are interested in participating please follow this link, learn more about the programme of each of our five workshops and register.

Luigi Colucci's picture
04 Jan 2021

EOSC Enhance Webinars: EOSC Portal New Release

  • By Luigi Colucci

EOSC Portal New Release Webinars

Building on the fruitful requirement gathering activity carried out throughout 2020, the EOSC Enhance consortium announced the official release of the new and improved EOSC Portal in December 2020.

This marked another exciting step in the collaborative journey towards the further development and improvement of useful and dynamic tools for the growing EOSC community. 

The launch was accompanied by a series of webinars introducing different aspects of the Portal. After the general overview offered in the first webinar, and a dedicated tutorial for new providers, the upcoming webinars will focus on the features for new users functionalities and tutorial and on the tutorial for existing providers of the EOSC Portal Catalogue & Marketplace.

Join us!

Register now for the New User Functionalities and Tutorial Webinar

14 january 2021, 11:00-12:00 AM CET

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Romain David's picture
04 Jan 2021

EOSC Related Publication:“39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition”

  • By Romain David

A new EOSC-Life co-authored paper report on the outputs and adoption of the Agrisemantics Working Group of the Research Data Alliance (RDA), consisting of a set of recommendations to facilitate the adoption of semantic technologies and methods for the purpose of data interoperability in the field of agriculture and nutrition. 

39 Hints to Facilitate the Use of Semantics for Data on Agriculture and Nutrition 

Federico Drago's picture
04 Jan 2021

EOSC-Pillar Open Call for thematic service providers

  • By Federico Drago

Applications are now being accepted by EOSC-Pillar for integrating thematic digital research service providers. Successful applicants will be included in the EOSC-Pillar project, allowing them to receive support in integrating their service(s) into the national catalogues, and eventually, the service catalogue of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

The open call is open until 28 February 2021, 23:59 CET. The project invites applications from institutions with interesting challenges to submit and bring new thematic services to enhance the portfolio of EOSC-Pillar and EOSC, while showing the scientific excellence and societal impact that EOSC could achieve. This offers a unique opportunity to connect with EOSC and to take part in the exciting EOSC-Pillar project. The applicants will get the result of the call for proposals in April 2021 and invited to attend a workshop mid-June 2021. 

Learn more

Apply now!