The EOSC fosters open science and the digital transformation of science by providing a trusted and open virtual environment for the scientific community with seamless access to services addressing the whole research data life cycle. Focus is on user-orientation and inclusiveness across borders and disciplines, whilst the governance should be characterised by a minimal set of rules of participation.
The EOSC Secretariat supports stakeholder engagement by introducing a co-creation approach and a budget for its realisation. If you have an idea for activity, mini-project or studies to help co-create the EOSC and need funding you have the chance for budget to be allocated for your action. The Secretariat makes sure that the administrative effort for you is as small as possible.
What can be funded?
The proposed requests will have to clearly demonstrate activities which are related to the work of the EOSC Secretariat to support the EOSC Governance, in particular the activities of the Executive Board Working Groups, the Governance Board Sub Working Groups and the Stakeholder Forum, e.g.
- engaging with stakeholders/coordination (initiatives)
- support services for the EOSC Boards
- support services for the EOSC Executive Board Working Groups (Architecture, FAIR, Landscape, Rules of Participation, Sustainability)
- analysis and studies to support EOSC in practice
- communication, dissemination, stakeholder forum/events
Furthermore, the requests have to identify the added value to existing EOSC activities.
Who can apply?
Natural persons and legal entities residing in the Member States of the European Union (EU), including their outermost regions and the associated countries (AC). Please note that the applicants cannot receive support from other instruments (EU or national Research Infrastructure projects) for the proposed activities, and are not being funded from other sources for an identical activity.
In order to respect the rules on funding set by the European Commission, EOSC Secretariat reserves the right of recurring to public tendering procurement, whose rules will strictly be complied to, for any initiatives that exceed the defined threshold. Therefore, some co-creation activities require an open call for bids. Please check the EOSCsecretariat.eu website to see if currently an open call is out.
Find more details about co-creation processes and submit your application here.
TU Wien is partner in the H2020 project EOSCsecretariat.eu, delivering 360° support to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Governance. Specifically, it addresses the need for the set-up of an operational framework supporting the overall Governance of the EOSC.
EOSCsecretariat.eu contacts at TU Wien
- Andreas Rauber (PI)
- Barbara Sánchez
- Paolo Budroni
- Katharina Flicker
- Juliana De Mello Castro Giroletti
- Bernd Saurugger
EOSCsecretariat.eu has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Programme call H2020-INFRAEOSC-05-2018-2019, Grant Agreement number 831644.