EOSC Facilitators and Intermediaries - stakeholder groups that influence EOSC indirectly, either by funding relevant initiatives, setting policy that affects operation and uptake, coordinating global fora or setting standards; and organisations acting as technology or research enablers by providing appropriate training and support.

Table 3 - EOSC Future facilitators and intermediaries

Stakeholder group


Research funders

EU funders, Member States, national funding bodies, private funders, industry


regulatory bodies on data privacy, on competition, on research; research policy organisations


universities, research performing organisations, national laboratories, research institutes


university libraries, data repositories, virtual libraries such as BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library), publishers

Research administrators

RPO/RFO staff in charge of compliance (policy) and monitoring

Data/research initiatives

global coordination fora and organisations,  RDA, EOSC and Open Science national initiatives, EC-funded projects, e-science groups, operational agencies (ESA, JRCs, etc.), big data projects (e.g., EC Data Spaces, national, European and global observatories), global aggregators (e.g. GBIF, IOBIS), GAIA X, EuroHPC, GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems), National EOSC initiatives

EOSC Partnership

EOSC Association, EOSC Steering Board, European Commission

 Training outline

Title and broad topics


EOSC Training Programme - What institutions need to know? 

Engaging with EOSC. Making most of EOSC

The training offers an overview of EOSC and EOSC portal, what EOSC enables and how new institutional services could be onboarded - via a collection of practical use cases, examples illustrating EOSC tailored to different domains and success stories on using EOSC services. 

Training goal (s)

We want to ensure that institutions have the right knowledge and information to be able to support members of their institutions/communities to promote, use and contribute to EOSC. 


Anyone from institutions / organisations who would like to promote the benefits and use of EOSC to their members. 

  • universities
  • research performing organisations
  • national laboratories
  • research institutes
  • libraries
  • data initiatives
  • data stewards

Benefits/outcomes for learners

This programme will have several strands including:

  • Understanding EOSC and its benefits
  • Know how to use EOSC resources in general
  • Be able to use specific EOSC resources   
  • Know how to contribute services
  • How to best deliver training / awareness raising on EOSC (including learning paths)


Interest in EOSC and willingness to promote it. Knowledge of RDM and open science. 


Materials to help in running training for researchers

  • Why is EOSC important for me
  • Getting started in the EOSC 
  • How to use EOSC e.g. in citizen science? Focus on concrete use cases. 
  • EOSC Portal: Not just a list of services, but also a complete solved example, workflow to ensure reproducibility and how to get help, whom to contact. 

Training for institutions 

  • How do you get new institutional service onboarded? 
  • Information about the actual usage of different EOSC services
  • EOSC Exchange
  • EOSC Observatory
  • EOSC Interoperability framework
  • Knowledge Hub

Delivery method

A mix of hands-on training

  • videos to trigger interest - short pitches (between 1.5 - 3 minutes) explaining what’s in the training programme, or short how to tutorials 
  • longer written content (to read more) that provides specific instructions
  • quick start short videos - up to 3 minutes
  • bullets points instructions
  • short videos 
  • tutorial videos with screenshots with time stamps 
  • short webinars 
  • workshops to dive deeper into the content 
  • self paced courses on specific EOSC topics with learning paths 
  • reusable components - small snippets that could be added to existing courses 
  • examples illustrating EOSC tailored to different domains - per domain 
  • success stories on using EOSC services 
  • webinar recordings covering dynamic content that changes quickly and/or provide information where up to date information is. 
  • slides with concrete examples, nice graphics (to be reused in training for different occasions - snapshot slides, longer slides - pick and choose)  
  • (standalone) attractive diagrams illustrating various scenarios
  • “basic set of materials” that can be used as a starting point to develop locally adapted training resources 
  • examples of well-prepared EOSC training/courses 
  • exercises  



Re-use of material

Strongly encouraged

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