EOSC Symposium 2023

EOSC Symposium 2023

Madrid, Spain, 20–22 September 2023.

The EOSC Symposium 2023 will take place in Madrid in the context of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event is organised by EOSC Future together with the EOSC Tripartite collaboration (the EOSC Association, the EOSC Steering Board and the European Commission).

Last year’s event, which took place in Prague on 14–17 November 2022, marked the EOSC Symposium’s return as an in-person event with over 400 participants. This year, the event will be fully hybrid, facilitating broader exchanges – in person and online – between stakeholders from ministries, policy makers, research organisations, service providers, research e-infrastructures and research communities across Europe and beyond.

You can get a glimpse of EOSC Symposium 2022 in the event recap video here.

EOSC Symposium 2023 will offer plenty of opportunities to engage with the community. A call for application will open soon at #EOSCsymposium23 website.

Stay tuned for programme and event updates soon!


EOSC Symposium 2023: Context

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an EU flagship initiative aimed at enabling Open Science practices in Europe, as codified in the 2022-2024 European Research Area Policy Agenda. It is also recognised as the science, research and innovation data space which will be fully articulated with the other sectoral data spaces defined in the European strategy for data.

EOSC will provide a federated web of FAIR data and associated services to researchers across and outside Europe. EOSC builds on existing infrastructure and services supported by the EC, Member States and research communities. It brings these together in a federated ‘system of systems’ approach, adding value by aggregating content and enabling services to be used together.

Training Module: Streamlining the Onboarding to the EOSC Marketplace using APIs

EOSC Future Training Module

Online, 25 January 2023.

Using RESTful APIs for on-boarding new services to the EOSC Marketplace

This EOSC Future training module is intended for service providers who want to use a scripted approach to onboard, and later update, services to the EOSC portal. This is especially useful if you are managing a large number of services. 

The training module is for all potential providers from all disciplines and is applicable for providers working with a range of stakeholder groups.


Catalin Condurache, EGI Foundation
Antonis Lempesis, ATHENA RC
Michael Zouros, ATHENA RC
Konstantinos Spyrou, ATHENA RC


Thanassis Mantes, ATHENA RC

Aggeliki Gkamiliari, ATHENA RC


Part 1 – Overview about the EOSC Portal REST APIs for on-boarding new services in EOSC

Part 2 – Overview about the new functionality and the REST API

Part 3 – Hands-on/Live demo on how to use the EOSC Portal REST APIs

Register here.

Training workshop: Prototyping Privacy Policy & Terms of Use documentation for the EOSC Portal

EOSC Future Training Workshop

Online, 23 January 2023.

Following on the  December webinar on  ‘How to write Privacy Policy (PP) and Terms of Use (TOU) documentation for the EOSC Portal‘, EOSC Future is organising another hands-on online training workshop in January.

During this training workshop, service providers will have the chance to expose their prototype documents for Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. In turn, they will get advice and recommendations from our trainers.


  • this is a training workshop specifically for digital and related service providers
  • participation in the December training workshop is preferred, but not a prerequisite
  • prior to the workshop: participants should prepare their PP and TOU prototype documents following the recommendations and hints described in the December training (consult the presentation and recordings here).


Spaces are limited, so make sure to register, via the form at this link, by 17 January 2023, 17.00 CET.

RDA/EOSC Future satellite event

Eosc Future RDA

Gothenburg, Sweden, 20 March 2023.

Building blocks of Global Research Commons – Europe and beyond

On 20 March 2023 from 12–5pm CET, EOSC Future and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are organising a satellite event in conjunction with the RDA 20th Plenary Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden (21–23 March).

Under the heading, ‘Building blocks of Global Research Commons: Europe and beyond’, the half-day event will touch on the main issues related to practical implementation of research commons. To this end, the event will attract an international audience of key actors involved in implementing research commons at disciplinary, regional or national levels, funders, data experts, technical managers, and in general.

Panellists will open with global perspectives on implementation approaches, examining themes and challenges of assembling the main features of a research commons. The second part of the event will showcase examples of how RDA’s diverse data community are tackling challenges.

EOSC Future will also share examples, via its RDA Open Calls programme, related to the practical aspects of implementation such as:

  • interoperability
  • discovery
  • upskilling


Do you want to get a deeper understanding of the different types of global research commons and their priorities? What about examples of roadmaps and frameworks for overcoming challenges associated with global research commons as well as an understanding of research community needs? This event will provide an opportunity to learn about different approaches and examples of implementation, with the ultimate goal of supporting global coordination and alignment for such research commons.


Registration will open later in 2023.

In the meantime, you can find more information about the programme via the RDA Plenary 20 site.  

About RDA

With over 12 500 members from 145 countries, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) provides a neutral international, community-driven forum where data professionals come together to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing and re-use. Read more about RDA here. RDA is well-placed to contribute to developing disciplinary standards from EOSC coming from its grassroots community.

Updates on the EOSC Future website.

Webinar: Pan-European digital assets supporting research communities – Benefits & opportunities

Online, 5–6 December 2022.

Recently, a range of new functionalities and resources have become available on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) to support data intensive research, data discovery and more. There has been much discussion on the EOSC vision, but what is the actual added value for researchers and end users?

On 5-6 December 2022, EOSC Future and the INFRAEOSC-07 projects (C-SCALE, DICE, EGI-ACE, OpenAIRE Nexus, Reliance) are hosting an online showcase event for researchers: “Pan-European digital assets supporting research communities – Benefits & opportunities”. The thematic focus of this event will be 3 UN Sustainable Development Goals: Climate action (SDG 13), Industry, Innovation & infrastructure (SDG 9) and Good health & wellbeing (SDG 3).

Over 2 half-day webinars, a series of use cases, presented by real users, will show how EOSC digital assets, developed and provided by EOSC Future & the INFRAEOSC-07 projects, can help research communities throughout and beyond Europe do their work more effectively. The interactive and first-hand format of the event will show how research communities working to address global challenges can be leveraged by EOSC services.

You can find the agenda as pdf here.

Sign up now!

How to write Privacy & Terms of Use documentation for EOSC Portal

Documentation for EOSC Portal

Online, 7 December 2022.

The EOSC Future project, in which LifeWatch ERIC is partner, is running a training session on 7 December. This module is intended for EOSC providers who will onboard services to the EOSC Portal on how to write the mandatory privacy policy (PP) and terms of use (TOU) documents. The module is disciplinary agnostic and applicable to providers working with a range of stakeholder groups.

Learning objective: to up-skill EOSC users how to write PP & TOU documents when onboarding services.

It is advised that providers taking this course will have first completed the introduction to EOSC course developed for the stakeholder communities in which they train.

Please note that the workshop will be limited to 40 participants and we will enforce the following criteria if there are excess numbers:

  • Evaluation criteria – Participants who are actively seeking to onboard services to EOSC
  • Additional criteria – Geographical location (to establish a balanced representation of European regions) and Gender (to ensure gender equity)


  • Prodromos Tsiavos, OpenAIRE
  • Luciano Gaido, INFN
  • Catalin Condurache, EGI Foundation
  • Giuseppe La Rocca, EGI Foundation


Registration is open until Friday, 2 December – 17.00 CET. Sign up here!