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Iiris Liinamaa's picture
21 Dec 2020

Survey for Academic Assessment Systems for Open Science & Research Data

  • By Iiris Liinamaa

Dear all,

Please find below an invitation to participate in a survey conducted by an EOSC co-creation project studying researchers' merit systems. The survey is targeted at technicians and data collectors responsible for assessment systems.

On behalf of Janne Pölönen and Henriikka Mustajoki,

Maijastiina Arvola
Development Manager
CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.
EOSC-Nordic project WP2 Lead, EOSC co-creation projects #16 and #17 steering group member

Katharina Flicker's picture
18 Dec 2020

EOSC Researcher Engagement: Report on "Visions, needs, and requirements for Future Research Environments: an Exploration Series with Researchers"

  • By Katharina Flicker

As partner of the project consortium EOSCSecretariat, TU Wien is responsible for Researcher Engagement. This task comprises the organization of workshops, consultations and an exploration series with members from university networks, funding bodies and various research communities. In order to address the latter in a structured way, TU Wien interviewed top-level researchers such as members from the Marie Curie Alumni Association, ERC grantees and Nobel Laureates covering four domains (Engineering and Technical Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities). The report summarizing the key findings, such as services for cutting-edge research as well as key takeaway messages were now published on Zenodo!

Katharina Flicker's picture
10 Dec 2020

Visions, Needs And Requirements For (Future) Research Environments: An Exploration Series with Researchers

  • By Katharina Flicker

Since the start of the EOSC initiative, the needs of potential stakeholders were put into focus – among them the wishes and requirements of researchers. To understand what the research community requires to perform cutting-edge research, the EOSCSecretariat partner TU Wien launched an exploration series with top-level researchers. This post contains a link collection to all published interviews: check it out, if you’re interested in what they have to say.

Federico Drago's picture
09 Dec 2020

EOSC Enhance Webinar - EOSC Portal New provider functionalities and tutorial

  • By Federico Drago

The EOSC Enhance consortium is pleased to announce the official release of the new and improved EOSC Portal, marking marks 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 is accompanied by a series of four webinars introducing different aspects of the Portal. After the general overview offered in the first webinar on 3 December, this time the EOSC Enhance team is providing guidance to new service providers who are approaching the EOSC Portal for the first time.

Join us and discover the new functionalities of the EOSC Portal!

Register now

Federico Drago's picture
30 Nov 2020

EOSC Portal Unveils New and Improved Major Release

  • By Federico Drago

EOSC Enhance announced the launch of a new Release of the main entry point to information and resources in the European Open Science Cloud, the EOSC Portal.

The new release features the new EOSC model for the description of providers and resources, more automated processes especially in onboarding resources to the portal, allows providers more control over their resources, enriches the information for each resource allowing users to make better choices, and supports users with more information such as tutorial and documentation areas for providers.

Take a look at the fourth entry of the EOSC Enhance Dev Diary:

Also, let me remind you that the first webinar of the series introducing the updates of this release is taking place on Thursday, 3 December at 11:00 CET, feel free to register:

Bert Meerman's picture
27 Nov 2020

Webinar on DATA TOGETHER initiative 24/11/2020

  • By Bert Meerman

On Tuesday 24th of November 2020, the EOSC Secretariat  ( WP 3.4 and WP 7.2 ) organized a webinar on discussing the relevance and impact for the EOSC of the recently established DATA TOGETHER COALITION.  (WDS, RDA, CODATA and GO FAIR)

There were about 90 participants on the call. 

Please visit for the agenda, background on the speakers, the slides that were presented and a recorded video:

Marieke Willems's picture
26 Nov 2020

Webinar – CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide. Why and How to use it?

  • By Marieke Willems

Have you heard about the CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide? Join our webinar on 3 December at 14.00 CET, where a researcher, a trainer and an expert will be on hand to discuss why and how to use the guide for Research Data Management in the social sciences and beyond.


  • Expert guidance by Ricarda Braukmann (DANS)
  • Trainer perspective and questions by Patrícia Isabel Martins Miranda (ICS Ulisboa)
  • Early Career Researcher practices and questions on Data Management Plans by Sothearath Seang (Eurodoc)

Find more information on panelists and registration >>

Sarah Jones's picture
23 Nov 2020

Certification of core EOSC services - your feedback needed!

  • By Sarah Jones

I'm delighted to announce that the EOSC FAIR Working Group has released the final version of the "Recommendations on certifying the services required to enable FAIR research outputs within EOSC" report for community comment. 

Kudos to Françoise Genova and the team who have balanced Sunday lunches with writing sprints to finalise this and incorporate comments from the Working Group and FAIRsFAIR. 

The report contains an analysis of activities relevant to certification in the EOSC context, and discusses incentivisation and support. It analyses the status of FAIR-enabling certification and gaps and potential opportunities for extension, and defines priorities for future work.

We welcome feedback on the document. You can download the report from Zenodo under the DOI

Comments can either be left here on the EOSC Liaison Platform (you need to login to respond to the post) or if preferred you can email them to, or...

Iryna Kuchma's picture
19 Nov 2020

EOSC Digital Skills Consultation - your feedback needed

  • By Iryna Kuchma

The objective of the consultation is to analyse and provide insights on how to best position EOSC Skills and Training in Digital Skills in national strategies and agendas (advocacy), as well as to develop a list for recommendations for various types of policy makers, with the purpose of providing well-rounded, all-inclusive (research-government-industry-public) options to include in national strategies for Digital Skills and up-skilling.

For this purpose, and for supporting the participants in their feedback, a questionnaire has been developed (please see at It is intended not to take more than 20 minutes. The results of this consultation will be gathered, processed and published on the EOSC website. 

We would very much appreciate your participation in the consultation, and the input you will share with us until Friday 27 November

Share your feedback now!

Luigi Colucci's picture
17 Nov 2020

EOSC Enhance Webinar: EOSC Portal Release 1 - What's new?

  • By Luigi Colucci

EOSC Portal Release 1 - What's new?

Building on the fruitful requirement gathering activity carried out throughout 2020, the EOSC Enhance consortium is pleased to announce the official release of the new and improved EOSC Portal

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

Federico Drago's picture
16 Nov 2020

A message to EOSC Liaison Platform users

  • By Federico Drago

Dear Liaison Platform members,

As you will have seen, we received a spam attack over the weekend with two messages being published. We have cancelled the messages from the Liaison Platform and the offending account.

We will continue to be vigilant to new registrations to prevent future attacks, continuing to check all new registrations.

If you have registered through the EOSC Single Sign on with a gmail account, then we'd kindly ask you to provide more information about yourself in your user profile page. The more information we receive on Liaison Platform members, the easier it is to monitor, identify and cancel accounts of those who perpetrate such attacks.

Thanks for your understanding.

Federico Drago's picture
16 Nov 2020

Webinar for EOSC constituency on Data Together - 24 November 2020

  • By Federico Drago

Earlier in 2020 CODATAGO FAIRRDA and WDS outlined their joint commitment to work together to optimise the global research data ecosystem and to identify the opportunities and needs that will trigger federated infrastructures to service the new reality of data-driven science.

On 24th of November 2020 at 14:00 - 15:00 CET (13:00 - 14:00 UTC), has organised a webinar entitled "Webinar for EOSC constituency on Data Together", featuring representatives from these four international data organisations who will talk about collaboration and joint activities, the first example being the COVID-19 appeal and actions.

Please find the agenda here 

Register now!

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
13 Nov 2020

Archival and preservation services: ARCHIVER Prototype Phase Kick-off Event, 7 December 2020

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear  all,


I’d like to invite you to the ARCHIVER Prototype Phase Kick-off Event, next 7th December 2020 starting at 14.00.


The event marks the beginning of the Prototype implementation Phase, the second phase of the ARCHIVER pre-commercial procurement Tender that started on the 8th fo June with the selection of 5 consortia lead by Arkivum, GMV, LIBNOVA, RHEA Group and T-Systems to provide R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services for Research communities in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). 

During the event the industrial consortia will present the solutions that they are going to prototype, while space will also be given to the Early Adopters, not-for-profit organisations that are testing the solutions.


The event is open to all interested stakeholders, registration is open here


All the best


Pavel Weber's picture
10 Nov 2020

EOSC-hub documentation for federation services

  • By Pavel Weber

Recently the EOSC-hub project has published two handbooks with nice best practices and procedures:

We are also working on online documentation using the service centric approach. For this kind of documentation we try to collect all existing documentation or links to it  in one place. For example a quite full description of EOSC AAI  for the different target groups is collected at Here we consider three major target groups interested in this documentation:

  • End-users
  • Resource providers
  • Community managers

This approach is to be followed also for other EOSC federation services at It has to be mentioned that the preparation of useful documentation is a continuous process, that can only be properly done in cooperation with users and documention readers. Therefore to improve the quality and spot the major gaps I...

Zachary Smith's picture
06 Nov 2020

Supporting the Interoperability of EOSC Through a Flexible Semantic Mapping Framework

  • By Zachary Smith

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative is based on the FAIR data principles, which are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. Achieving Interoperability is crucial, but there is no single way to achieve universal interoperability between different sets of data and/or tools. One solution would be a semantic mapping framework, which is simple to use, and enables the creation, sharing, and re-use of these semantic bridges. Most research communities are working on developing different kinds of relevant ontologies as well as making them sharable. However many researchers need an easily operated framework to create and employ different semantic mappings, driven by pragmatic decisions relevant for the specific research task at hand. This is even more important when working across disciplines, combining different semantics domains. EOSC will need to offer researchers various tools for creating these semantic cross-walks.

Thanks to the co-creation funding, a study is being...

Rob Carrillo's picture
29 Oct 2020

1 Month Left: Apply for the OCRE Earth Observation Funding for Research

  • By Rob Carrillo

On 14 October 2020, OCRE launched its first call for Earth Observation Funding for Research applications, which will remain open until 30 November 2020.

The launch took place online and featured presentations from GEANT, RHEA, EARSC and Uninett followed by a detailed Q&A session. The video recording is now available to view on the OCRE website, as are the panellist presentations. 

More about the funding call

Will your research benefit from taking a good look at our planet? 

Earth Observation data is improving research across many disciplines and could significantly influence the intelligence available to your projects.

Through its Earth Observation services adoption calls OCRE aims to;

  • Stimulate the use of specialised Earth Observation Services aiding the use of Earth Observation data in research, in particular, usage of the data generated by the Copernicus programme.
  • Demonstrate that the use of such services can have a tangible positive impact on research
  • ...

Iiris Liinamaa's picture
29 Oct 2020

Global Open Science Cloud workshop at EGI Conference

  • By Iiris Liinamaa

Dear all, on behalf of Yin Chen, who is one of the organisers of the Global Open Science Cloud workshop, I am kindly passing her message here to inform you that you are invited to the EGI conference 2020.

In particular, they warmly invite you to the Global Open Science Cloud workshop, 3-4 November 2020. Jointly organised by EGI, Computer Network Information Center (Chinese Academy of Science) and CODATA, the workshop will discuss how to bring Open Science at the Global Level. It will be a unique opportunity to bring together senior representatives of international research communities, policy makers, digital infrastructure representatives and funding agencies, focusing on the coordinated support to international research communities.

More information and details available at: Register now!