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Serenella Muradore Gallas's picture
09 Jun 2021

SSHOC at LIBER 2021 Conference - Onboarding Citizen Science and the role of research libraries: barriers and accelerators

  • By Serenella Muradore Gallas

This workshop will be building on the outcomes of the session “Citizen Science: What it means for SSH and how can multidisciplinarity be achieved?” that took place during the conference “Realising the European Open Science Cloud: Towards a FAIR research data landscape for the social sciences, humanities and beyond.” in November 2020. The session provided an overview of what Citizen Science is, how research libraries have an essential role to play in its deployment through the BESPOC model and other means, acting as knowledge broker and facilitator among others. At the same time, several Citizen Science and crowdsourcing projects/activities were presented. At the panel session, possible collaborations were uncovered and the organisation of a potential second event was suggested with the prospect of addressing the relation and interaction between EOSC, Research Libraries and Citizen Science.

More info & registration

Zachary Smith's picture
07 Jun 2021

Data-Driven Policymaking Week Report Published

  • By Zachary Smith

A report on the Data Driven Policymaking Week has just been published by Policy Cloud covering the salient points of the week of events. The report also includes recommendations for policymakers facing challenges using data-driven policymaking practices, given by the experts who spoke at the webinars, including members of the Policy Cloud Impact Creation Board

The report comes as an output of a series of four daily webinars which took place 26-29 April 2021 as the “Data-Driven Policymaking Week.” Each webinar focused on one of Policy Cloud’s Pilots and their use case scenarios. The week had around 200 registrants and 100 attendees.

Included in the report is an overview of each webinar, as well as relevant links to the recordings and slides, each section includes the actionable recommendations given by the webinar speakers for policymakers who are dealing with similar data-driven policymaking challenges. It also includes some...

Timea Biro's picture
28 May 2021

RDA4EOSC Webinar - Addressing Organisational Interoperability - 10 June, 13:00 CEST / 11:00 UTC

  • By Timea Biro

10 June 2021 - 11:00 UTC / 12:00 BST / 13:00 CEST - REGISTRATION


We welcome you to this webinar organised as part of the RDA4EOSC activities supporting organisational engagement with EOSC and similar initiatives. 

The webinar is focused on addressing issues of organisational interoperability as a means to support internal and external coordination and collaboration, increase efficiency, alignment and engagement with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). 

As defined in the context of both the European International Framework and the EOSC Interoperability Framework, organisational interoperability refers to the way in which organisations align their business processes, responsibilities and expectations to achieve commonly agreed and mutually beneficial goals. 

In this webinar we will look at a practical example of work done at organisational level to support interoperability. Oscar Corcho, co-author of the EOSC Interoperability Framework report will detail the ongoing organisational interoperability work at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), especially in reference to the strategy, policy and process development and alignment.  

He will be joined by Juan Bicarregui, STFC and chair of the EOSC WG on Rules of Participation and Kheeran Dharmawardena, Cytrax Consulting and chair of the RDA Interest group on social dynamics of Data Interoperability. The panel discussion will explore the topic of organisational interoperability addressing in particular issues connected to organisational processes. It will also look at how this connects to the EOSC Rules of Participation and how initiatives within the RDA can support this and similar organisational interoperability work going forward. 

Patricia Mergen's picture
28 May 2021

DiSSCo E-SERVICES IN EOSC (Postponed to September 2021)

  • By Patricia Mergen

DiSSCo Prepare 1st Roundtable will take in September 2021 (a lunch-to-lunch event).

A work-intensive event that will allow us to discuss two main topics of high interest for us. Day 1 will address DiSSCo e-services in EOSC while on the second day, the session will turn into a working session on the Knowledge base. The description in detail of the sessions can be found provided file.

Registration: Please register here before June 14, eod. You can register for one or both of the sessions.

The RT1 is a virtual meeting open to everybody. Therefore, please extend the invitation to those you consider may be interested to participate.

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Mathilde Hubert's picture
28 May 2021

[Workshop] ESFRI Science Clusters' Long Term Commitments to Open Science - 11 June 2021

  • By Mathilde Hubert

We are pleased to announce the online workshop entitled "the ESFRI Science Clusters' Long Term Commitments to Open Science".
This workshop is free of charge and will take place on 11 June 2021

Please find the registration form open till 7 June and the full programme at the following link:

Bert Meerman's picture
26 May 2021

RORI Funders consortium selects BMIR for FAIRware project

  • By Bert Meerman

Read about a very interesting development in the world of research funders. 

RORI selects BMIR (Biomedical Informatics Research) to lead FAIRware in order to promote open research outputs. 

Visit:     for more information. 

The RoRI  consortium now includes 21 partners, drawn from 13 countries or regions. The consortium are responsible for the co-design and delivery of the RoRI programme.
The WELLCOME TRUST ( UK) ,  the University of LEIDEN, the University of SHEFFIELD and Digital Science are among the founding members of RORI.  

See the list of partners below:

  • African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)
  • DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance
  • Digital Science*
  • European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • Fondazione Telethon
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
  • National Institute for
  • ...

Simon Hodson's picture
26 May 2021

The Role of DDI-CDI in EOSC: Discussion and Next Steps - Workshop on 11 June

  • By Simon Hodson

CODATA, in partnership with the DDI Alliance, is organizing a meeting to explore the findings from “The Role of DDI-CDI in EOSC: Possible Uses and Applications,” a report for the European Open Science Cloud Co-Creation Project ( which was recently published. This report investigated how a standard model like DDI-Cross Domain Integration (DDI-CDI) could be usefully implemented in support of a large-scale cross-domain data-sharing infrastructure, and highlighted several use cases and topics. The meeting will focus on the recommendations from the report, and a discussion of practical next steps.

The workshop will take place on Friday, 11 June 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00 CEST (13:00-15:00 UTC). An overview of the report will be presented, including a brief summary of the use cases and topics from the report, and a presentation of findings. This will be followed by a discussion organized around comments from invited respondents, and then a general...

Bert Meerman's picture
25 May 2021


  • By Bert Meerman

Read about and /or revisit an interesting EOSC NORDIC webinar on the inclusion of generic metadata elements, organized on 29th of April for repositories in the Nordic / Batltic countries. There were about 100 attendants.  

The webinar discussed, among other topics, the following aspects:

  • Overview of the FAIR assessment results in EOSC Nordic.
  • Generic Metadata Standards and Domain Agnostic Metadata Schema's and Templates.
  • More info about FUJI, the automated FAIR evaluator software  ( developed o.b.o. the FAIRsFAIR project)

This EOSC Nordic webinar was STEP 3 in a series of Webinars for repositories.  

Visit to get the report, all the material and details  

Federico Drago's picture
25 May 2021

Towards an All-Atlantic Data Space for the Ocean - Join us on 3 June

  • By Federico Drago

We would like to invite the ocean science community to join the upcoming Towards an All-Atlantic Data Space for the Ocean online workshop on 3 June, starting at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST) that the Blue-Cloud initiative is organising together with the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AANChOR), the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative, H2020 iAtlantic and H2020 AtlantECO, initiatives, as a side event of the All-Atlantic2021 R&I for a Sustainable Ocean Stakeholder Conference. You can find more information and the agenda here.

The event is organised around two panel discussions engaging an extremely rich list of panellists, while engagement with the audience will also be ensured via a tool called Mentimeter.
Your participation would be really valuable.

  • Session 1: Measure Once, Use Many Times – standards, best practices, challenges and incentives for maximizing the use of ocean data in the Atlantic region - chaired by Jay Pearlman, IEEE / SG-OBPS. The focus of the session will be on sharing best practices towards FAIR data/interoperability (practical examples) from across the Atlantic region. The panellists will showcase what their organizations are doing with respect to interoperability through the use of international standards, as well as insights and lessons learned from their perspective and how could this contribute towards moving further collaboration across the Atlantic. The panel will then move around challenges/opportunities ahead.
  • Session 2: Towards an All-Atlantic Data Space for the Ocean: Needs, challenges, opportunities, and partnerships will be an open, moderated discussion, using some guided questions via Mentimeter, on the priority actions required to achieve the goals of an All-Atlantic Data Space. This will be moderated by Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR.

Registration for the event is open here

Dimple Sokartara's picture
18 May 2021

EGI Webinar: Monitoring services with ARGO

  • By Dimple Sokartara

ARGO offers near real-time status updates which allow both end-users and site admins to have an overview of the services offered at any given point in time via a web user interface and via enriched email notifications. ARGO generates custom Availability and Reliability reports based on the aggregated monitoring data. The rich monitoring data collected in ARGO service is actually stored in a highly flexible big data friendly form using state-of-the-art computational pipelines and formats. This provides the ability to reuse & analyze the data in different ways such as to highlight service usage patterns and provide a number of trends and insights.

In this training session we are going to show the process we follow to monitor a new service with ARGO. In addition, the real time computations and the results via the alerts, API and UI will be shown.
ARGO is a service jointly developed and maintained...

Francesca Di Donato's picture
17 May 2021

TRIPLE training event on "EOSC Onboarding"

  • By Francesca Di Donato

We are pleased to announce the next TRIPLE WP6 training event, which will be focused on EOSC Onboarding

The speakers are Joshua Ocansey (CESSDA) and Carsten Thiel (CESSDA), moderated by Luca De Santis (Net7).

The event will be held on May 26, from 1 to 2.30 pm CEST.

Here you find the registration form:

A description of the event is available at:

Timea Biro's picture
12 May 2021

RDA4EOSC Webinar - Organisational Approaches To Enhancing Skills And Improving Training - 25th May, 12:00 CEST / 10:00 UTC

  • By Timea Biro


We welcome you to this webinar organised as part of the RDA4EOSC activities supporting organisational engagement with EOSC and similar initiatives. 

This webinar is focused on organisational approaches to enhancing skills and improving training related to research data management and Open Science. The aim is to highlight how alignment in terms of skills and training policies and practices enables improved organisational engagement with EOSC and other research commons in the longer term. 

Realising the promise of Open Science is highly dependent on and, at the moment, limited in many areas by the shortage of appropriately skilled workforce (OECD, 2020) (European Commission, 2021). Endeavours like EOSC and other global and regional research commons are dependent on this expertise but also play an instrumental role in building and nurturing the workforce in the future to empower individuals and organisations. To best contextualise this, the webinar will discuss in particular the relevant outcomes of the work of the EOSC Skills & Training Working Group from an organisational perspective. 


The webinar falls under the activities related to the institutional, policy maker and global stakeholder engagement pillar of RDA4EOSC co-creation grant. 

Luigi Colucci's picture
10 May 2021

Enhancing the EOSC Portal together - take the survey now!

  • By Luigi Colucci

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 launched an open survey targeting the entire EOSC community, to look more closely at the individuals who will use and interact with the EOSC Portal, 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...

Federico Drago's picture
06 May 2021

Towards an All-Atlantic Data Space for the Ocean: Register for the 3 June side event at #AllAtlantic2021

  • By Federico Drago

This year's All-Atlantic R&I for a Sustainable Ocean: Ministerial High-level & Stakeholders Conference aims at taking existing dialogue and cooperation undertaken under the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance to a new level. This Conference is co-organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union Council and the European Commission. 

On Thursday 3 June, the Horizon 2020 project Blue-Cloud is co-hosting a joint workshop with the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AANChOR), the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative, and the two Horizon 2020 projects iAtlantic and AtlantECO, as a side-event at the All-Atlantic 2021.

Towards an All-Atlantic Data Space for the Ocean

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a stage to discuss EU and international initiatives working to harmonise and facilitate data sharing across the Atlantic, and provide demonstrations of available tools, training, and the latest open science ‘blue cloud’ technologies to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.

The workshop engages Atlantic partners in a dialogue to identify the technical needs and challenges of data sharing across the Atlantic ‘pole to pole’, and work to establish the necessary collaborations between nations and organisations required to jointly address regional and global ocean issues in the coming decade. 

Register now

Federico Drago's picture
05 May 2021

Take part in the EOSC Symposium 2021: Call for contributions

  • By Federico Drago

The call for contributions of the EOSC Symposium 2021 has been launched, inviting the EOSC community to submit their applications for presentations, lightning talks, or participation in panels:

Become a part of the EOSC Symposium 2021

The Symposium offers an inclusive platform for all stakeholders to share objectives, visions, activities and results in order to shape the future of the EOSC. is inviting the EOSC community to submit their contributions and become an active part of the Symposium.

With many EC-funded projects and other activities already working on these priorities, this open call provides the opportunity to apply to present results and ongoing activities at the Symposium either through presentation, lightning talk or panel participation.

Applications must be submitted by 17:00 CEST, Thursday 20 May 2021.

Apply here:

Jan Wiebelitz's picture
03 May 2021

e-IRG Workshop on 25.-26. May 2021, registration is open

  • By Jan Wiebelitz

Dear reader,

I would like to draw your attention to the e-IRG Workshop organised in the framework of the Portuguese EU Presidency. Unfortunately we will still not be able to meet under the Portuguese sun, but we have put together a really interesting virtual workshop addressing

    e-Infrastructures for Climate Change and Digital Transitions

The workshop will take place as virtual sessions on 25. + 26. May 2021.

The first session  (25. May, 14:00-16:30 CEST)  EOSC and data interoperability will address the data aspect for the viewpoint of persistent identifiers and their semantic interpretation. The topic of interoperability of data goes well beyond the European borders and will provide presentations as well as a demo.

The second session (26. May, 10:00-12:30 CEST) is organised under the title Addressing climate change - the digital aspects and is carrying forward the topic from the workshop under German EU Presidency. This time the session will be used to present...

Katharina Flicker's picture
03 May 2021

“As long as you are asking questions such as who is the lead researcher, who owns the research that in itself is setting up a hierarchy”

  • By Katharina Flicker

Adrian Tchaikovsky is a psychologist, zoologist and a Science Fiction-author. If you want to know why too strong an emphasis on hierarchies cripple attempts to build improved societies, or why little knowledge and horribly misconstrued pop science are dangerous, this is the thing for you to read!

Stefano Ingallina's picture
03 May 2021

Science Mesh in High Energy Physics and Endangered Linguistics - Open Data Systems & Data Science Environments

  • By Stefano Ingallina

The first CS3MESH4EOSC webinar, entitled “Science Mesh in High Energy Physics and Endangered Linguistics - Open Data Systems & Data Science Environments” is taking place on 6th May from 11:00 am-12:00 pm CEST.  The webinar will showcase how the Science Mesh is integrating both data science environments and open data repositories into the federated Science Mesh, supporting collaboration of distributed science teams across disciplines. Exemplary benefits of this integration in Humanities and High Energy Physics fields will be presented by real use-cases that are already getting societal and scientific benefits from those Science Mesh’s features.