Piloting EOSC Governance Framework
Let's meet at: 09:00 - 13:00, Room: Sagres | 25 Jan 2018
Session Chairs: Matthew Dovey (JISC), Claudio Gheller (PRACE), Philippe Segers (PRACE)
You can't miss it if you want to contribute to the design of the EOSC governance, in terms of model, principles of engagement of the stakeholders, business model


  • Present the current draft model for EOSC governance as expressed by the EOSCpilot project
  • Discuss important related aspects and open questions with stakeholders
  • Collect their feedbacks, suggestion, remarks, in order to progressively improve the model

More info on the session:

EOSCpilot is an EU project that supports the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). EOSCpilot main objectives are:
  • Facilitating access of researchers across all scientific disciplines to data;
  • Proposing a governance framework and business model that sets the rules for the use of EOSC;
  • Creating a cross-border and multi-disciplinary open innovation environment for research data, knowledge and services;
  • Establishing global standards for interoperability for scientific data.

Establishing a governance for the EOSC is a challenging task, since it aims at constructing a framework allowing strong but disparate stakeholders to work together. Stakeholders include for instance: research communities, research institutions, research infrastructures, e-infrastructures, and research funding bodies. This framework also needs to address cultural challenges, encouraging the adoption of new ways of working and scientific practices. Overall, it will shape and oversee future development of the European Open Science Cloud.

At the end of its first year of activity, EOSCpilot has defined a first draft framework for governance, principle of engagement of stakeholders and sustainability. This initial framework has to be improved and tuned according to the inputs of the stakeholders in order to shape it in the most effective and broadly accepted fashion.

The present session aims at introducing the initial version of the governance framework, to discuss with stakeholders its main characteristics, highlighting possible limitations, incompleteness and problems, collecting suggestions and feedback in order to improve it toward its final implementation.


9:00-9:20 Welcome and Introduction to EOSCPilot project and its activities in the of developing governance for the European Open Science Cloud, Per Oster
9:20-10:30 Draft Governance Framework for the EOSC: Presentation by Matthew Dovey, followed by facilitated discussion using audience interaction tool (Presentation)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Draft Governance Framework for the EOSC, discussion continues
11:30-12:45 Principles of Engagement for the EOSC. Presentation by Pascal Kahlem (ELIXIR), followed by facilitated discussion. (Presentation)
12:45-13:00 Closing Remarks

The workshop will start with an introduction to the draft governance framework followed by a discussion session on this topic. The discussion session will begin with a live poll followed by Q&A session using audience interaction tool. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to the topic of Principles of Engagement for the EOSC. The draft principles of engagement for service providers will be introduced and the audience will have the opportunity to give direct feedback and raise questions on the topic.

The workshop participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the recently draft governance framework for the EOSC to enable involvement and contribution to the discussions and governance piloting exercise.