EOSC Task Force Research Engagement and Adoption

The Researcher Engagement & Adoption Task Force (REA TF) is focused on engaging diverse research communities in order to increase their participation in EOSC. The engagement work should be conducted along and between disciplinary lines, utilising the achievements of the ESFRIs and thematic services, as well as on a country basis via engaging national initiatives, research performing organisations and scientific institutions, and by collaborating with representative bodies. This Task Force explores an aspect that is not part of the current SRIA version and will provide concrete plans to facilitate the onboarding of researchers in the EOSC ecosystem. You can find all the information here.

The charter defining the tasks and output can be found in this document. A summary follows here:

The main aims of the Task Force Researcher Engagement and Adoption include:

  • Suggest measures to increase the participation of research communities and research performing organisations from all European regions in EOSC as well as Associated Countries.
  • Identify the research communities needs and requirements for research and research environments.
  • Ensure balanced involvement and representation for the (inter)disciplinary and domain perspective(s) on the one hand and the (inter)national and institutional perspective(s) on the other hand.
  • Ensure that EOSC services will be of actual use to the research community end-users by making sure that researchers can take ownership and an active role in shaping and furthering EOSC.
  • Support the engagement of researchers and their communities with EOSC so that their feedback, needs and requirements for research and research environments are integrated into the development of EOSC.
  • Ensure that the EOSC services will – where relevant – be based on the well understood and adopted offering from the current research infrastructure landscape, where much has been created already, such as thematic and generic services, disciplinary portals and collaboration / federation at the level of clusters.
  • Explain the value proposition of the EOSC to research communities:
  • Identify suitable channels for the communication between EOSC-A and research organizations