The European Commission is looking for relevant experts to set up the executive board of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

Map of Europe presenting the benefits of the European Open Science Cloud

The expert group will provide advice and support to the European Commission on the strategy, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the EOSC as set out in the EOSC Implementation Roadmap. The executive board will also provide recommendations on the appropriate mechanisms and possible forms for the EOSC governance after 2020 including business models and modes of financing, and on how the user base of the EOSC could be extended  to the public sector and the industry.

The board will be composed of up to eleven members and will include:

  • up to three independent experts - programme managers with international experience, good knowledge of institutional framework of Research & Innovation (R&I) funding and technical knowledge of data infrastructures - appointed in a personal capacity;
  • up to eight pan-European organisations of R&I stakeholders most relevant for the EOSC implementation such as the large pan-European research infrastructures including eInfrastructures, public research organisations, universities, public research funding organisations and industry organisations. 

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 10 October 2018. Submit your application to

The list of members will be published in the Register of Commission expert groups.

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The concept of the EOSC originated in the 2016 Communication “European Cloud Initiative - Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe”. The EOSC aims to federate existing and emerging data infrastructures and to provide European researchers with world-class data infrastructures and cloud-based service and support EU science in its global leading role. The initiative was launched to endorse Open science. It will enable researchers to process the huge amounts of scientific data generated by research and to share their scientific results while improving access to knowledge and thus, innovation.

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