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EOSC Focus

EOSC-01-02 (EOSC Focus)

EOSC Focus will support the co-programmed EOSC Partnership in delivering its mission of establishing Open Science as the “new normal” and achieving the key objectives outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Commission and the EOSC Association (EOSC-A). The project is a collaboration of eight members of EOSC-A and the EOSC Association AISBL itself. The consortium demonstrates excellent complementarity across the diverse regions and stakeholder groups needed to ensure appropriate coverage of countries and stakeholders.

EOSC Focus will provide ample opportunities for the community to learn about, be consulted on and engage in EOSC developments, consolidate and enhance existing monitoring frameworks, identify strategic gaps to inform future iterations of the SRIA, develop and test resourcing models for a sustainable EOSC, implement the EOSC Rules of Participation, and collaborate with other EOSC-related projects, other partnerships and international initiatives. It is organised into six work packages: Project Coordination, Stakeholder Engagement and Management, SRIA Update and Technical Development, Monitoring and Impact Assessment, Sustainability of EOSC, and Communication, Dissemination & Stakeholder Forum. The combination of these work packages will help the sometimes divergent activities of the broader stakeholder community to focus on the big goal of delivering EOSC. The project will contribute to the increased availability, accessibility, and re-use of data. It will make research results more accessible for citizens and increase the quality and outreach of science, thus leading to more results from science and its innovation up-take.

CSC leads the workpackage responsible for Communication, Dissemination & Stakeholder Forum. The primary role of this workpackage is to assist the EOSC Partnership in establishing a coherent and clear communication about EOSC and in engaging the EOSC stakeholders in an inclusive way. CSC leads also the task responsible for supporting the EOSC Association in engaging with the Member States and Associated Countries.