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EOSC Association newsletter #21
It is time to register, register, register and get your spring calendars organised! The first order of business is the 6th General Assembly of the EOSC Association, 22-23 May in Brussels. The spring General Assembly is the headline event of the year for EOSC-A, and will be an exclusively in-person meeting. Second, the month-long consultation on the MAR 2025-27 begins this week, and webinars have been scheduled to help our members and observers navigate this activity. Please read on for updates on the many, many other activities taking place around EOSC, both inside the Association and throughout the EOSC Partnership and community at large.Read more
EOSC Association newsletter #20
This month, new projects in the EOSC Partnership are underway, 2022’s projects are moving rapidly forward, and two of these have joined forces to exploit common ground. Additionally, as outputs and coordination across the 13 EOSC-A Task Forces gain speed, the big picture of the mosaic of activities across the EOSC ecosystem is becoming ever more defined. We invite you to look carefully through this month’s newsletter for opportunities to become more deeply involved in the development of EOSC.Read more
EOSC Association newsletter #19
January will see a widening of the EOSC Partnership with the launch of six new EOSC-related Horizon Europe projects. Meanwhile, the EC’s call for expressions of interest to participate in the procurement of the EOSC Core platform and Exchange remains open through the end of the month. We also have several activities to report on from December that have helped to set the agenda for the coming year. The EOSC-A Board and Secretariat held a joint face-to-face meeting to move the Association’s priorities forward, the Partnership Board held its fourth meeting, and the Task Forces and the EOSC Steering Board have each published new papers for your consideration.Read more
EOSC Association newsletter #18
November may have been the busiest month for the Association yet, and we are very proud to bring you our news and updates from EOSC far and wide. Below you will find coverage of the EOSC-A 5th General Assembly, including elections and new members, as well as the EOSC Symposium 2022 and some of the events taking place adjacent to this gathering, including the second European Tripartite Event. We also bring you news of publications from the EOSC-A Task Forces, Ireland’s NORF, Science Europe and an assessment of the INFRAEOSC calls of H2020 by the Association.Read more
EOSC Association newsletter #17
With two major gatherings of the EOSC ecosystem planned for November, the month ahead looks to be a pivotal moment in the assessment and development of EOSC. Next week is the EOSC Symposium 2022, which, as the major EOSC event on the annual calendar, is not to be missed. In the final week of the month, EOSC-A will host its fifth General Assembly, which will review the rapid development of the Association, include the election of the President and two Board members, and set the stage for 2023.Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #16
Greetings from the EOSC Association headquarters in central Brussels, where October has brought with it some notable forward momentum for EOSC. Take a moment to complete your registration for GA#5, and please read on and click through for more details.Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #15
A number of EOSC Association summer initiatives are coming to fruition in September, and we invite you to join us in moving the implementation of EOSC forward. In addition to progressing the periodic updates to the foundational Multi-Annual Roadmap and Additional Activities Plan, the Association has launched three new communications and engagement initiatives in August. In advance of the 30 September Coordination Meeting with all new Horizon Europe INFRAEOSC projects, EOSC-A has launched the rollout of the EOSC Forum engagement platform and published the new EOSC “Corporate Design Manual” in parallel with the new “Co-branding Guidelines for Horizon Europe INFRAEOSC Projects”.Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #14
Following the presentation of the new EOSC logo at our last General Assembly, in July we developed a new look & feel for our online communication platforms such as the EOSC website, social media, and this newsletter. A fresh green with pink highlights, speckled with pictures of our member base, catches the reader's attention. The full corporate design manual of the EOSC Association is currently being developed and will be ready for use by the end of August.Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #13
June 2022 saw the awarding of our President Karel Luyben as honorary doctorate by the University of Strathclyde and marked the start of the first Horizon Europe INFRAEOSC projects FAIR-IMPACT, FAIRCORE4EOSC, and EOSC Focus.
Looking ahead, we are preparing the AAP 2023 survey and the Association’s #5 and #6 General Assemblies with the help of two new team members, Jola Skubiszewska and Erik-Jan Bos, and the ongoing commitment of our Task Forces.
EOSC Association Newsletter #12
Greetings from the EOSC Association as we turn the corner into summer.
There is much to report following on the first ever in-person meeting of the EOSC-A General Assembly in the last week of May. More than 200 delegates travelled to the two-day meeting that served to mark a significant moment in the development of EOSC. In this newsletter you will read that we have a new EOSC logo, new Members and Observers, updated the Multi-Annual Roadmap (MAR). The EOSC Partnership Board has adopted a Monitoring Framework, launched a major procurement action, and will introduce several new projects and initiatives moving forward this summer. Enjoy!
EOSC Association Newsletter #11
In the May Newsletter you will find the latest information about the logo contest, the reports of the EOSC-A Board Strategy Workshop and the online meeting with the INFRA-EOSC H2020 Projects. Moreover, you can participate in the Task Forces' surveys about Data Quality and community-specific use cases on Policy and Implementation and meet the two co-chairs of the AAI Task Force.Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #10
In May our Members and Observers will gather in Brussels for EOSC-A’s fourth General Assembly, an occasion to discuss relevant topics and network within the membership. Meanwhile, engagement activities continue throughout the community, including the recently concluded Multi-Annual Roadmap public consultation, the upcoming final online vote for the logo contest and, this week’s alignment meeting with the H2020 INFRA-EOSC project coordinators. This edition of the newsletter will also introduce you to the two co-chairs of the EOSC Research Careers, Recognition & Credit Task Force, Francesca Di Donato and Gustav Nilsonne.Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #9
Spring is just around the corner and the Association has opened a season of community engagement activities covering a range of topics. Firstly, 90 Members responded to the Additional Activities Plan survey which will be discussed further at the 4th EOSC-A General Assembly, 24-25 May in Brussels. Registration is already open! The Association also intensified the communication with Members to ensure better internal coordination and set up regular meetings with the Mandated Organisations to discuss their role in the Association. Last but not least, from today it is possible to participate in the MAR (Multi-Annual Roadmap) Consultation until 21 March.Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #8
We are looking forward to weeks of intense engagement with its Members, Task Forces, and the broader community. While the Members are actively contributing to the establishment of the Additional Activities Plan (AAP) 2022, the Task Forces are invited to contribute to the up-date of the Multi-Annual Roadmap (MAR) of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). Once this draft is available, the broader community will be able to provide further feedback and contribute through an online consultation. The EOSC logo contest has been extended to the end of February and we count on you to help our new video go viral.Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #7 - Happy New Year! Looking forward to another exciting year for EOSC!
We wish all our Members and Observers, our partners and friends a happy, prosperous and, most of all, healthy 2022!
The new year promises to be a busy and eventful one for the EOSC community as the series of workshops and meetings listed on the newsletter impressively demonstrates!Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #6 - 2021: The Best Is Yet To Come!
The homestretch of a busy year is full of exciting events, among them the Extraordinary 3rd General Assembly later this week, the 2nd Meeting of the EOSC Partnership Board on 14 December and the Tripartite Event on 16/17 December.
We are delighted to announce that all 13 Task Forces have been fully established and their Co-Chairs elected. We are looking forward to working with them on the up-date of the SRIA and its Multi-Annual Roadmap in the first months of 2022.
Our collaboration with the EOSC Steering Board has significantly evolved over the past months and we are going to celebrate this fruitful collaboration together with the EC in the framework of the Tripartite Event mid-December.
In addition, we have just launched a competition for a new EOSC logo in collaboration with EOSC Future, and can’t wait to see what the vibrant graphics design community in Europe will come up with!Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #5 - Ready For Take-Off!
Today marks another important milestone for the EOSC Association AISBL as we officially transition to full operations under Belgian law. Indeed, I’m very pleased to welcome Giulia Lodi, Ilaria Nardello, and Justyna Kramarczyk who have joined the EOSC Association team. They have taken up their positions at our new premises in Rue du Trône 62 in Brussels-Ixelles. You can learn more about them in the People section below.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the European Commission for its seed support for the EOSC Association that has been provided via the EOSCsecretariat.eu Project. Our Secretary General, Ute Gunsenheimer, has managed this seamless transition with an enormous amount of dedication in the last five months. Congratulations!Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #4 - Introducing The EOSC Task Forces
September was quite a busy month, with most of the EOSC community engaged in the first official round of proposals for the Destination INFRAEOSC in Horizon Europe.
In the meantime, the Association evaluated the hundreds of applications for the Advisory Group Task Forces, confirming the members which are going to have their first operational meetings in October.
After the Open Science FAIR in September, we have entered a lively autumn with a series of exciting meetings and events within the EOSC ecosystem and beyond.
Get involved and contribute to the implementation phase of EOSC!Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #3 - Strengthening EOSC Collaboration Across Europe
With the summer coming to an end, it's a warm welcome back to you. The summer is normally a quiet time, but at the Association we have been busy setting the foundations for a brighter future for EOSC.
The summer will have also been a busy time for you with the impending Horizon Europe EOSC calls at the end of September. The successful projects will form a key part of the implementation phase of the EOSC. Engagement with the Association and its Advisory Groups will be an exciting new phase of collaboration.Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #2 - Establishing a strong framework
As many move towards their summer breaks, the second issue of the EOSC Association Newsletter will be a pleasant read featuring a rich update of our activities. What happened within the Association, which progress has been made in the Partnership with the European Commission, what's new in the wider EOSC ecosystem?
In this month’s edition, we welcome the high level of engagement from the community in the successful call for applications to become members of the EOSC Task Forces, which closed at the end of July with more than 500 submissions. In the meantime, four job opportunities are still open for people who want to become part of our journey.
As we move towards the definition of key performance indicators to monitor progress on EOSC in collaboration with the European Commission, the Board has also started establishing closer ties with other entities both within and outside of the EOSC ecosystem, including talks with the ambitious Gaia-X initiative and the Research Data Alliance.Read more
EOSC Association Newsletter #1 - Implementing EOSC Together
Welcome to the first EOSC Association Newsletter. Coming out each month the newsletter will provide the EOSC community with an update on the developments inside the Association, updates from the Advisory Groups and Task Forces and showcase activities across the broader EOSC ecosystem.
In this month’s edition, we cover the EOSC co-programmed partnership which will pave the way for advancing EOSC as the research foundation of the industry-driven European Data Spaces that focus on various sectors relevant for society. We’ll also introduce the call for members of the EOSC Task Forces. We’ll have information on the newly launched EOSC-related Horizon Europe Calls and be honing in on some of the main outputs of the recent EOSC Symposium.Read more