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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. 

Rita Meneses's picture
06 Jul 2020

LAST CALL: FAIRsFAIR Open Call For European Champions

  • By Rita Meneses

Do you have a broad expertise in FAIR policy or practice? Do you bring strong research data advocacy experience? Are you a “FAIR” expert in your field? FAIRsFAIR is offering you the unique chance to join the European Group of FAIR Champions and help shape the future data policies for EOSC.

The FAIRsFAIR European Group of FAIR Champions (EGFC) is a highly visible group of experts and inspired influencers engaged on making FAIR data in Europe a reality. It is composed by scientific experts and “doers” in the field of FAIR data. Each EGFC member represents a different stakeholder group and provides advice on operational challenges and policies to improve the adoption of FAIR  practices in different scientific communities in Europe.

By becoming a Champion you will have the opportunity to:

  • drive and influence the development of competencies and capacity around the uptake of FAIR data principles.
  • help shape
  • ...

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin's picture
03 Jul 2020

RDA Recommendations and Guidelines on Data Sharing for COVID-19 - final release

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear all,

On 30 June 2020, RDA published the final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines on data sharing. They cover four research areas – clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences - complimented by overarching areas focusing on legal and ethical considerations, research software, community participation and indigenous data.

The results and outputs are open to all and are available from this page , where you can access the full final report, the prior releases and other supporting outputs.

We strongly invite you to share this within your networks.


Dario Mangione's picture
29 Jun 2020

First intermediate version of the EOSC glossary released

  • By Dario Mangione

A first intermediate version of the EOSC glossary is available for comments:
EOSC glossary (June 2020)
While attempting to provide an initial definition of the EOSC, this version consists mainly of the basic concepts that are required to create the concept system and targets the infrastructure domain.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as this first set of concepts will affect the entire development of the glossary.

Diego Scardaci's picture
25 Jun 2020

The EOSC-hub Integration Report has been just published!

  • By Diego Scardaci

The report offers a broad overview of the major integration activities successfully completed by EOSC-hub, focused on the EOSC Portal and on the thematic services from European research communities joining EOSC.


Among the major highlights are the following:

  • The project’s significant contribution to the EOSC Portal in collaboration with other EOSC projects
  • The EOSC-hub core services and service management processes
  • The integration of 30 thematic services from several large research communities: CLARIN, CMS/DODAS, ECAS/ENES, GEOSS, OPENCoastS, WeNMR, EO Pillar, DARIAH, LifeWatch.
  • Achievements of the project’s eight Competence Centres
  • The launch and operation of the EOSC Early Adopter Programme
  • The success of the EOSC Digital Innovation hub

If you’re curious to know more about EOSC-hub achievements, check out the report!...

Ross Elwood's picture
09 Jun 2020

Co-Creation survey to produce report on how FAIR data impacts researchers careers

  • By Ross Elwood

The EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) aims to create a European open science community and is supported by the governance structures of the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) Secretariat, along with its Working Groups (WGs).


One of the key concepts of open science is based on a set of sharing principles published in 2016 known as FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability). It stems from the idea of enhancing the reusability of research data and does this by enabling machines to automatically find and use the data, supporting its reuse by individuals. These principles garnered much interest and now are used by national and international funding bodies who ask researchers to make all their data FAIR as one of their funding...