Shaping the EOSC: The EOSCpilot project and future developments

Shaping the EOSC: The EOSCpilot project and future developments
09 Jul 2018

Shaping the EOSC: The EOSCpilot project and future developments


Workshop Purpose: Moving towards the end of the EOSCpilot project, the aim of this workshop is to seize the opportunity of ESOF’s interdisciplinary scope by bringing together various stakeholders, in order to get multiple stakeholders’ views on the recent developments of the EOSC, on possible gaps about services to provide or communities to involve, in order to ensure an effective and wide inclusion of various actors involved in the implementation of EOSC all over Europe.


Workshop description: The EOSCpilot project supports the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as described in the EC Communication on European Cloud Initiatives [2016]. The project aims to establish the governance framework for the EOSC and contribute to the development of European open science policy and best practice; to develop a number of pilots that integrate services and infrastructures to demonstrate interoperability in a number of scientific domains and to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, crossing borders and communities, to build the trust and skills required for adoption of an open approach to scientific research.

EOSCpilot project’s goal is to improve the ability to reuse data resources and provide an important step towards building a dependable open-data research environment where data from publicly funded research is always open and there are clear incentives and rewards for the sharing of data and resources.

This workshop will:

  • Host the framework for interaction between various actors across different stakeholder groups and disciplines.

  • Discuss and share the work done so far re: effective development of the EOSC services through the EOSCpilot 15 science demonstrators; skills and training required or to be implemented to make the most out of the EOSC; latest news and trends on the EOSC; best practices.

  • Further network, thus encouraging the discussion for a possible gap analysis re: services provisioning for different scientific communities and future challenges.


The workshop is related to the following ESOF2018 thematic areas:

  • SCIENCE POLICY AND TRANSFORMATION OF RESEARCH PRACTICE: the ambition of the EOSC is to establish new ways to perform research all over Europe, addressing the needs of researchers and of specific scientific communities. Also, the EOSC aims at founding a sustainable governance for its federated research infrastructure.

  • SHARING KNOWLEDGE: the goal of the EOSC is to build a research environment where research data are open according to the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable).