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Athina Papadopoulou's picture
14 Sep 2020

Call for Rapporteurs & Speakers: EOSC Co-creation Workshops

  • By Athina Papadopoulou

LIBER and Scientific Knowledge Services (SKS) are co-organising a series of five online workshops that will bring together EOSC Stakeholder groups that represent end-users and intermediaries/trainers, research/academic libraries and researchers. The topics that will be covered during the workshops include Architecture, FAIR data, Landscape, Rules of Participation, Sustainability and Skills and Training.

We welcome applications from those who would be interested in acting as rapporteurs and speakers for these workshops.

Please read the full details here: Call for Rapporteurs, Call for Speakers...

Julie Arteza's picture
11 Sep 2020

WEBINAR: PHIDIAS - Steps forward in detection and identification of anomalous atmospheric events

  • By Julie Arteza

From 2021, European atmospheric sounds missions will deliver each day several terabytes of raw datacubes at high spatial/temporal/spectral resolutions. This represents an unprecedented amount of high-quality atmospheric data. A key challenge is to provide scientists and users with approaches and capacities to comprehensively deal with all available information.

PHIDIAS (Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for On-demand Services) aims to become a reference point for the Earth science community enabling them to discover, manage and process spatial and environmental data, through the development of a set of High-Performance Computing (HPC) based services and tools exploiting large satellite datasets. The project will develop a consolidated and shared HPC and Data service by building on pre-existing and emerging infrastructure in order to create a federation of "user to infrastructure" services.

One of the three are testing cases PHIDIAS has set up is the "Intelligent screening of a large amount of satellite data for...

Rob Carrillo's picture
09 Sep 2020

Join EOSC-hub in its webinar series!

  • By Rob Carrillo

We are happy to introduce the EOSC-hub webinars programme which will allow us to share knowledge, latest updates and new ideas virtually with the EOSC community.

We have scheduled 5 webinars already, with the first one coming up next week! Please visit the following page for information about the scheduled events, to watch the recordings of past events, and to suggest additional topics for future webinar coverage:

The already scheduled events will introduce EOSC-hub results and how those enable the EOSC community to thrive. They provide a perfect opportunity for both new and established colleagues to get up to date with EOSC-hub services, approaches, communities as well as how services are provided and can be used via the EOSC Portal.

Make sure to keep an eye on the dedicated webpage and if you have ideas for topics -  please send us your input to


Iryna Kuchma's picture
07 Sep 2020

Identifying digital skill sets for EOSC - provide your feedback by 21 September

  • By Iryna Kuchma

The “Minimum EOSC Skill Set” Task Force of the Skills & Training Working Group releases a diagram to describe the EOSC actors profiles and interactions with the EOSC ecosystem, required skills and training needs. Broad categories include Researchers, EOSC Enablers, Data Science Data Analytics, Research Software Engineers, Data Research Infrastructure Support Professionals, Data Curators, Data Stewards, Citizens and Policy Makers. The analysis may not be exhaustive but aims to be representative, so missing specific roles can easily find their place.

Each profile includes a description, an example for clarification and a list of the EOSC skills required. Transversal digital, ethical, communication, legal and data protection regulations skills are not explicitly mentioned as they are horizontal to most research disciplines dealing with data, but they should also be acquired.

Katharina Flicker's picture
04 Sep 2020

Visions, needs and requirements for (future) research environments: An exploration series by TUWien

  • 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 and research institutions. To understand what the research community requires to perform cutting-edge research, the EOSCSecretariat partner TUWien launched an exploration series with e.g. members of the Marie Curie Alumni Association, ERC grant holders and Nobel Laureates in December 2019. Ever since the first publication of one of these talks with an expert for Physics of Nanostructured Materials, more explorations followed with researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technical Science and Medical and Health Sciences. More is still to come!

If you want to know what researchers need to do cutting-edge research, or how they think the EOSC could support them in their endeavors, check out this link collection:

Federico Drago's picture
03 Sep 2020

EOSC Secretariat at ESOF 2020 - Research Evaluation and Incentives to boost Open Science and Research Careers

  • By Federico Drago

Everybody is talking about Open Science and FAIR data but can you really make a living (and a good career) out of it? Will my career get better if I FAIRify my data? Or will it just give me a headache? When someone will evaluate my research, will the fact that my data complies with all the Open Science best practices matter? On 5 September at 10:15 CEST join the virtual session organised by at ESOF 2020, in collaboration with FAIRsFAIR, EOSC-Pillar, EOSC-Synergy, EOSC-Nordic, ExPaNDS, and NI4OS-Europe.

Romain David's picture
02 Sep 2020

EOSC related publication: "FAIRness Literacy: The Achilles’ Heel of Applying FAIR Principles"

  • By Romain David

I am pleased to announce to you a new Publication in the CODATA Data Science Journal RDA Special Collection linked to EOSC activities:

"FAIRness Literacy: The Achilles’ Heel of Applying FAIR Principles".…

This paper reports on a work developed as part of the Research Data Alliance – SHAring Rewards and Credit Interest Group (RDA – SHARC IG), established in 2017  

and gathering people from various disciplines (biomedicine, biodiversity, agriculture, geosciences, science information, semantic science...) to move forward scientific crediting and supporting mechanisms for scientists who strive to organise their data (and material resources) for community sharing.

The group’s work led progressively to the notion that increasing FAIRness literacy in the research field, as well as enabling the assessment of FAIRness by all scientific communities are prerequisite critical steps to make data & resources sharing truly happen. This paper aims at...

Gergely Sipos's picture
01 Sep 2020

New document - EOSC-hub assessment of the EOSC community of users and providers

  • By Gergely Sipos

 The EOSC-hub Stakeholder Engagement team produced a document with the landscape analysis of the EOSC service provider and user communities that have been engaged by the project through the EOSC Portal and through other mechanisms. In the document we provide an analysis of the engagement instruments used (with special attention to the EOSC Portal), and we break down service providers and users by disciplines and countries, pointing out those disciplines and countries where EOSC uptake should be strengthened. We also provide recommendations that can help various EOSC actors strengthen and focus community engagement activities. If you are interested in how active your country or discipline is so far in the EOSC Portal, then check out the document: 


Rita Meneses's picture
18 Aug 2020

Request for feedback: FAIR policy & practice: contribute to FAIRsFAIR reports

  • By Rita Meneses

Dear all, I kindly invite you to contribute to few documents FAIRsFAIR has just released and for which a request for feedback is currently open until the end of August (These documents are available under "FAIRsFAIR deliverables for community review"). We are looking forward to receiving your comments and/or your project point of view. We will be happy to list you as part of the contributors in the final release of the documents. The documents relate in particular to the work that the FAIRsFAIR project is carrying on FAIR policy and practice:

FAIR Policy and Practice

  • FAIRsFAIR Policy Enhancement Recommendations (D3.3)
  • ...

Federico Drago's picture
06 Aug 2020

Deadline on 31 August 2020! Consultation on synergies between Horizon and ESIF in EOSC Partnership

  • By Federico Drago

EOSC-Pillar and ERA-LEARN, with the support of NI4OS-Europe, are currently carrying out a consultation towards National initiatives and Member States on synergies and complementaries between Horizon 2020 and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in the EOSC Partnership.

The deadline for the consultation has been extended to 31 August 2020.

Filomena Minichiello's picture
28 Jul 2020

Support for Repository Certification: Last Chance to Apply

  • By Filomena Minichiello

The call launched by the Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) invites applications from Social Science and Humanities repositories interested in receiving support in achieving CoreTrustSeal certification is expiring on the 31st of July 2020!!!

SSHOC will create the social sciences and humanities area of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and will facilitate access to flexible, scalable research data and related services streamlined to the precise needs of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) community.

The Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud will also leverage and interconnect existing and new infrastructures from the SSH ERICs to foster synergies across disciplines and expedite interdisciplinary research and collaboration. SSHOC will also set up an appropriate governance model for the SSH area of the EOSC, taking into account the specificities of different sub-domains within the two disciplines.

Successful applicants to the new call will qualify for one or...

Sara Di Giorgio's picture
23 Jul 2020

Consultation on synergies between Horizon and European structural and investment funds in EOSC Partnership

  • By Sara Di Giorgio

Check out the recording and slides of the 20 July 2020 Webinar on Synergies and complementarities between Horizon 2020 and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and participate in the open consultation by completing the questionnaire

The presentations offer suggestions and food for thought to open a dialogue among EOSC Partnership, Managing Authorities and National/Regional Stakeholders for enabling the identification of R&D priorities in compliance with S3 priorities and planning of appropriate ERDF / ESF measures. The goal for the next programming period is to introduce provisions in National and Regional Smart Specialization Strategies (S3), enabling parallel/alternative and complementary funding among different EU and national programmes (Horizon Europe,  European Territorial Cooperation funds, etc.) to improve the National uptake of EOSC.

Fill out the questionnaire by 10 August and provide your feedback!


Rob Carrillo's picture
17 Jul 2020

OCRE To Launch New Open Funding Call for Cloud & Digital Services In Support Of Research

  • By Rob Carrillo

OCRE announces the publication of its first open funding call focused on consumable commercial cloud and digital services for researchers, available via its frameworks. The first funding call for projects will open on September 15th, 2020 and will last for six weeks with no extensions currently foreseen.

Under this new funding call, OCRE aims to fund projects which:

  • Intend on consuming cloud and digital services to accelerate research outcomes
  • Are able to demonstrate the impact of these services in terms of their outputs and agility
  • Are not currently using these tools at scale
  • Provide significant relevance in terms of their research discipline
  • Form part of the broader European research community
  • Hope to support further research and collaboration through their efforts
  • Look to begin consuming services at year end 2020 or early 2021

Research institutions interested...

Federico Drago's picture
14 Jul 2020

EOSC-Pillar Consultation and Webinar on synergies between Horizon and ESIF in EOSC Partnership - 20 July 2020

  • By Federico Drago

EOSC-Pillar is about to launch a consultation starting from 20 July, towards National initiatives and Member States on synergies and complementaries between Horizon 2020 and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), in cooperation with ERA-Learn.

Ross Elwood's picture
14 Jul 2020

SRIA Open Consultation Set To Begin 20th July

  • By Ross Elwood

On 20th July, the EOSC Executive Board will open a public consultation aimed at defining the priorities of the future Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The input received via the consultation will be used to draft the SRIA 1.0 document that will be published before the end of the year to accompany the MoU which will be signed between the EOSC Association and the European Commission, to officially kick-off the EOSC co-programmed partnership.


Federico Drago's picture
08 Jul 2020

Seven recommendations for implementation of FAIR practice - Draft for consultation

  • By Federico Drago

How to move from FAIR principles to FAIR practice? During the past year, the FAIR practice task force under the umbrella of the EOSC FAIR Working Group has been gathering its understanding of the current state of FAIR practices across diverse communities, and making recommendations aimed primarily at research funders and policymakers on how to ensure that “FAIR” provides maximum value in the European Open Science Cloud.

The result has been captured in a Draft "Seven Recommendations for Implementation of FAIR Practice", which we open for consultation with a webinar on 9 July and for which we request your input until August 31, at which point it will be prepared for formal delivery to the EOSC governance.