EOSC Association newsletter #32
We begin this month’s newsletter with, of all things, a phishing alert! Please read it carefully so you may not fall victim to these scams, which we are monitoring closely.
We likewise call your attention to three very important calls-to-action, which we urge you to take a close look at: the EOSC Symposium 2024 has opened its call for “Unconference” sessions (to be chosen by the EOSC community); all organisations in the EOSC-A membership are asked to update their delegate information using our website; and the EOSC-A National Tripartite Event: Belgium, held under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, invites you to register as soon as possible for the April event!
Below, we also provide a full wrapup of the very successful EOSC Winter School, held last week in Thessaloniki, and an interview with Sumithra Velupillai from the EOSC-A Mandated Organisation, the Swedish Research Council.
EOSC Association newsletter #31
Dear Members and friends of the EOSC Association,
Happy New Year and best wishes for a healthy, prosperous, and peaceful 2024!
Welcome to the EOSC-Association’s first newsletter of the new year. January will bring more opportunities for collaboration with the launch of seven new EOSC-related Horizon Europe projects.
The future of the EOSC Federation and the role of EOSC Nodes will be discussed with the community through various actions in 2024, starting off with two online webinars for our members on January 16th and 17th.
The news from the European Commission, with the contracts awarded by the end of the year 2023, anticipates a year of progress for the implementation of SIMPL, supporting data access and interoperability among European data spaces. The latest meeting of the EOSC Partnership Board provided an opportunity to discuss the next steps for engaging the community in analysing the governance and funding models, the main topic for the European Tripartite Event on April 16th, under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The meeting also enabled considerations on stakeholder involvement at country and institutional levels, a key driver of action in 2024.
We also want to invite you to please SAVE THE DATE: the in-person-only GA #8 will be held on May 27th-28th. Other highlights include our interview with York Sure-Vetter from Germany’s Mandated Organisation, NFDI.
EOSC Association newsletter #30
Our heartfelt thanks for making the EOSC-A 7th General Assembly a great success. The consensus decisions taken at the meeting have put the Association on firm ground heading into 2024. Below you will see an invitation to provide feedback on the Board’s “Nodes” position paper, presented at the GA, as well as to attend informational webinars on the topic in January.
Please block your calendars for the 8th General Assembly: 27-28 May 2024. We are still working on the location, but plan on an in-person lunch-to-lunch meeting, and playing an active role in this critical step toward a post-2027 EOSC.
Other highlights from November include the EOSC European Tripartite Event, the results of DG CNECT’s procurement of “managed services for EOSC”, and recaps of the latest EOSC National Tripartite Events, held last month in Kraków and Ljubljana. Finally, please enjoy our interview with Isabel Diaz from Spain’s Mandated Organisation, the Spanish National Research Council.
EOSC Association newsletter #29
We have been very busy here at the EOSC Association preparing for the 21 November General Assembly #7, where several important votes will take place. Your final opportunity to register is by this Sunday, 12 November.
Another date we would like you to take note of: the EOSC Symposium 2024, which will be held in Berlin, is locked in for 21-23 October. Please mark your calendars!
Below we feature recaps and photos from several EOSC-related events in October and November that our board members participated in and that have played a role in advancing the implementation of EOSC at the national and EU levels. We also provide an update on the status of our Task Force deliverables and renew our call for reviewers to bring the last 11 deliverables to publication. Finally, please scroll down to see our interview with Laurents Sesink of SURF, the EOSC-A Mandated Organisation for the Netherlands!
EOSC Association newsletter #28
October brings with it a torrent of activities within the EOSC ecosystem, but we first call your attention to two priority action items for our Members: the AAP 2024 survey and the 7th General Assembly, both of which merit your prompt attention.
The past month, meanwhile, has seen a number of initiatives within the Association come to fruition: new deliverables from the Financial Sustainability and Technical Interoperability task forces, a new website for the Association, the release of the EOSC implementation Macro-Roadmap, and an enlightening National Tripartite Event in Madrid. Of course we have included a roundup of the 500-strong EOSC Symposium 2023, including access to photos and presentations. And, finally, don’t miss the release of GÉANT’s position paper on the EOSC nodes as well as EOSC-CZ’s announcement of national support for EOSC implementation in Czechia.
EOSC Association newsletter #27
All things EOSC have kicked into high gear for the autumn, and we have a packed newsletter for you this month. First and foremost we call your attention to the ongoing Additional Activities Plan reporting, assessing 2022 contributions and 2024 planned contributions. The deadlines have been extended, so please complete the surveys as soon as possible.
GA#7 save-the-date: 21 November! The online EOSC-A 7th General Assembly will include the election of three Board members and other decision-making items critical to the Association’s future. Below you will find a call for candidates for Board members. You will also notice a call for reviewers for the Task Force deliverables pending release, where we need your help!
We look forward, of course, to the EOSC Symposium later this month (updates below) and the Spanish National Tripartite Event. Please read on to catch up on the many more upcoming events and activities moving EOSC forward.
EOSC Association newsletter #26
While we hope you are enjoying the summer and recharging the batteries, we wrapped up in this newsletter some of the upcoming deadlines, such as the AAP 2022 and 2024 surveys and the possibility to comment on the EOSC Association's Bylaws. Looking further at the autumn events, mark on your calendar the EOSC Symposium, the EOSC-A 7th General Assembly and the National Tripartite Event in Spain. Moreover, to learn more on the work that our membership is doing to implement EOSC at the national and institutional levels read the interview with Ludêk Matyska, representative of CESNET, the EOSC Association’s Czech Mandated Organisation.
EOSC Association newsletter #25
The last month has brought a riot of activity dedicated to the implementation of EOSC in advance of the summer break, and has brought the autumn schedule into focus. The first order of business is the opening of the Additional Activities Plan monitoring surveys, including validation for 2022 and forward reporting for the 2024 AAP. In May and June, the EOSC Partnership took large strides forward with national events in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Italy and France, a seven-nation EOSC Focus roundtable in Poland, and a two-day coordination meeting between the Horizon Europe EOSC-related projects, the European Commission and the EOSC Association. Meanwhile, the conclusion of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union has thrust EOSC into the spotlight both in Brussels and abroad. Finally, don’t miss the first interview in our series highlighting EOSC-A Mandated Organisations, featuring Chris De Loof of Belnet. Mark your calendars for the 7th General Assembly of EOSC-A, to be held online on 21 November, and see the mid-September EOSC Symposium in Madrid.
EOSC Association newsletter #24
This month’s newsletter leads off with a recap of the Association’s major event of 2023, the 6th General Assembly meeting, where more than 200 of EOSC-A’s Delegates, Board, Secretariat and others gathered for two days in Brussels to lock in progress, admit new Members, and advance the discussions around the future of EOSC toward action. Looking ahead, June will bring the launch of the next EOSC-A Additional Activities Plan survey, while a number of EOSC and Open Science events will be taking place in the build-up to the Swedish Presidency of the EU Council — including one at the EOSC-A office in Brussels. Also in June we look forward to the large coordination meeting between EOSC-A, the Commission and all of the EOSC-related Horizon Europe Projects. Meanwhile, we mark the European Tripartite Event held in May, the Italian, Czech and Slovak National Tripartite Events (NTE) from the past week, and look forward to reporting on France’s first NTE planned for next week. Read on to keep up with all things EOSC!
EOSC Association newsletter #23
In April the Association ran a series of surveys and consultations, which received a large number of responses from the community. Below you can read an update, while the full results will be presented at this month’s General Assembly. Speaking of which, if you have not yet registered, please note there is only one more week to secure your place at the 22-23 May meeting in Brussels.
April also witnessed the first General Assembly of the EOSC Focus project, where all nine consortium members met in Barcelona to assess the project’s substantial progress and to continue to align collaborations across the EOSC Partnership. Below you can read a recap of the Dutch National Tripartite Event in Utrecht, and preview upcoming national events in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Italy. Finally, please note that the all-new, all-in-one Member survey to cover reporting of 2021 and 2022 Additional Activities, and to collect 2024 Additional Activities, will launch in June.
EOSC Association newsletter #22
In the beginning of April Members and Observers of the Association can still send their inputs and feedback on the Multi-Annual Roadmap 2025-27 and the Associations’ Bylaws. We also invite them to register for the 6th General Assembly, which will take place this May in Brussels.
In the Newsletter you will find the summaries of the three National Tripartite Events that took place this March in Hungary, Bulgaria and Croatia and a preview of the upcoming events and news from the EOSC community. Lastly, you can get to know the Co-Chairs of the Research Engagement and Adoption Task Force.
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.