21 October 2019
Aalto University, DIPOLI, Otakaari 24, Otaniemi, Espoo

The Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) is organising a discussion forum for all five ESFRI cluster projects, RDA Working and Interest Groups, and EOSC representatives on their journey to EOSC. The event will be focusing on the technical, social and governance issues the projects all face. What can we learn from each other and take back to the data communities we serve? 

Connecting to EOSC

The five European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) cluster projects provide a gathering point for various ESFRI Research Infrastructures to connect to European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in large thematic domains: 

  • ENVRI-FAIR - Europe’s environmental research infrastructures 
  • EOSC-life - creating EOSC for the life sciences 
  • ESCAPE - astronomy & particle physics cluster
  • PaNOSC - Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud 
  • SSHOC - Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud 

Research Data Alliance (RDA) - With over 8800 members and 87 working & interest groups, of which 25+ domain specific, RDA is the strategic partner to represent the research data community for EOSC.  And to achieve progress in thematic areas that need a global approach in a common framework.

Who should attend

The EOSC and Research Data Communities: Researchers, RIs in EOSC cluster projects, ESFRI, research data experts, RDA communities (working and interest group members)

Main points of discussion

  • Defining ESFRI cluster commonalities
  • Leveraging RDA building blocks
  • Data services
  • Connecting to research communities
  • Governance and how to connect to EOSC
  • Collaborations 
  • Research data policies and standards
  • Research data management and stewardship
  • FAIR data sharing and publishing domain data in the EOSC 
  • FAIR tools and services, exposed in the EOSC catalogue of services


The event is co-located with the RDA 14th Plenary. Participants attending this event only, do not have to pay the RDA Plenary 14 registration fee.  Seats are limited, find the agenda here, registration is open here.


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