London, UK

ESFRI will be organising a workshop on the relationship between ESFRI Research Infrastructures (RIs) and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), in London on 30 January 2019.  

The main objective of the workshop is the liaison among ESFRI, ESFRI RIs and EOSC stakeholders, in order to ensure the optimal integration of ESFRI RIs in the EOSC ecosystem. In this direction, the Workshop aims to 

1. Promote sharing existing good practices and experiences and collaborating on:

  • Open science policies, including domain/cross-domain ones
  • Data and services’ sharing and re-use, including the adoption of FAIR principles and the appropriate criteria for reproducibility of data and research results (+R)
  • Understanding strategies for federating into EOSC the good practices and services developed by the ESFRI RIs
2. Understand, plan for and serve current and future ESFRI RIs requirements by: 
  • Understanding and discussing the architecture, access, and interfaces
  • Understanding and discussing the governance and participation rules 
  • Planning training for developing skills
3. Share ESFRI position on EOSC:
The workshop will be hosted by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI/STFC) at the London Royal Geographical Society, supported by the StR-ESFRI Project (Support to Reinforce ESFRI), in cooperation with ESFRI and the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (Unit B4 – Research Infrastructure). 
The workshop is expected to start at 09am on 30th of January and end in the evening of the same day with a networking reception. Participation is by invitation only; each ESFRI project and Landmark will be guaranteed a place but additional places will depend on demand. 
The workshop will be live streamed via ESFRI youtube channel 
Agenda Information
ESFRI Workshop on RIs and EOSC
Royal Geographical Society, London 
30 January 2018, 09:15 – 18:00
Draft Agenda
30 January, 2018

Registration, Coffee

Session 1 – EOSC status update
Moderator – Jan Hrusak, ESFRI Chair
  • Introduction –  Jan Hrusak, ESFRI Chair
  • Update on EOSC status – Jean-David Malo, European Commission 
  • Next steps for EOSC – Juan Bicarregui, UKRI/STFC, EOSC Executive Board 
  • Questions & Answers


Session 2 – EOSC and ESFRI RIs services: how do they tango?
1) EOSC Services for RIs 
Speakers from sessions 2.1 and 2.2 available for interventions
Short presentations of EOSC horizontal projects with emphasis on relevant current and future services for RIs 
  • EOSC Hub, Tiziana Ferrari, 
  • eInfraCentral, Alasdair Reid, EFIS Centre 
  • FREYA, Simon Lambert, UKRI/STFC 
  • OpenAIRE-Advance, Natalia Manola, UoA/Athena RC 
  •, Agis Evrigenis, Technopolis Group 
  • Questions & Answers 

Coffee Break 

Session 2 – EOSC and ESFRI RIs services: how do they tango? (continued)
Speakers from sessions 2.1 and 2.2 available for interventions
2) RI Cluster projects for EOSC 
Moderator – Jean-David Malo, European Commission
  • ENVRI-FAIR, Andreas Petzold, FZJ
  • EOSC-LIFE, Andrew Smith, ELIXIR 
  • ESCAPE, Giovanni Lamanna, CNRS 
  • PANOSC, Rudolf Dimper, ESRF 
  • SSHOC, Ron Dekker, CESSDA
  • Questions and Answers
3) Panel discussion 
Moderator – Gelsomina Pappalardo, ESFRI Executive Board
Session 2.1 - Ana Proykova, Chair of ESFRI WG DIGIT
Session 2.2 - Jean-David Malo, European Commission
Speakers from sessions 2.1 and 2.2 available for interventions
o Prospective EOSC services for ESFRI RIs
o Connections of current and forthcoming EOSC and ESFRI RI
o The role of Cluster projects

Lunch Break

Session 3 - How ESFRI RIs can contribute to and steer the various dimensions of EOSC
Break-out panels (2 parts,1 hour each) 
Each session will be split in two 1-hour parts with a set of separate topics. A short 10’ break will allow participants to move session according to the topics declared in the registration form. Panelists will provide their interventions in one of the two parts. Short introduction by moderators, followed up by a 3-5-slides intervention by relevant panelists (~7’) and then interactive discussions;
1: Services: Good practices and business models
Moderator/Rapporteur: Giorgio Rossi
  • Part A: Experience of RIs and e-Infrastructure services, Good practices for portals, catalogues, and classification of services, service delivery paradigm (compliance requirements for service on-boarding in EOSC)
  • Part B: Business models, Sustainability, KPIs, Rules of participation
Massimo Cocco, EPOS ERIC
Ivana Ilijasic-Versic, CESSDA
Jonathan Taylor, European Spallation Source
Corina Pascu, European Commission
Susan Daenke, INSTRUCT
Ana Hellman, CatRIS (TBC)
Sverker Holmgren, eIRG
2: Policies: Open Science, FAIR data, Reproducibility (Reliability)
Moderator/Rapporteur: Simon Hodson, CODATA (tbc) 
  • Part A: EC Expert Group on “Turning FAIR data into Reality” results, FAIR principles for RIs; FAIR ecosystem and digital objects (data, services, tools, software- PIDs, metadata, policies, Data Management Plans), 
  • Part B: Linking people, data, services and publications, projects and organisations, and related trainings, FAIR metrics for RIs
Marco de Vos, The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy 
Jean-Francois Perrin, Institut Laue-Langevin
Ari Asmi, University of Helsinki, ENVRIplus-RISCAPE projects
Ingrid Dillo, KNAW-DANS, FAIRsFAIR project
Francoise Genova, CNRS
Mojca Kotar, University of Ljubljana/OpenAIRE
Michel Schouppe, European Commission
3.Architecture: technologies, platforms, interfaces
Moderator/Rapporteur: Arjen Van Rijn, NIKHEF/e-IRG
  • Part A: Access pathways, Universal Authentication/Authorisation framework: eduGAIN and eduTEAMS; 
  • Part B: Interoperability frameworks for data sharing across domains and reuse of domain solutions
Andrew Smith, ELIXIR Life Sciences Research Infrastructure (tbc)
Christos Kanellopoulos, GEANT Pan-European Research Network
Tiziana Ferrari, EGI Advanced Computing for Research/EOSC-hub
Jean-Baptiste Roquencourt, The French Geological Survey
Andrew Goetz, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
4. Skills and training 
Moderator/Rapporteur: Agnieszka Zalewska, ESFRI Executive Board
  • Part A: Demand vs. supply in RIs: Data Science/Stewardship skill set, Promoting change of culture to share data – good practices, incentives and reward frameworks; 
  • Part B: The role of the clusters; Next actions
Marialuisa Lavitrano, Milano Bicocca
Vasso Kalaitzi, LIBER, SSHOC
Margareta Hellström, Lund University, ENVRI FAIR
Michelle Barker, Australian Research Data Commons
Gergely Sipos, EGI Foundation, EOSC-hub
Philippe Froissard, European Commission



Coffee Break 

Session 4 – Report from break-out panels, discussion and conclusions
Moderator – Jan Hrusak, ESFRI Chair
i. Summary of the outcomes of Session 3
ii. Discussion – Ana Proykova and Juan Bicarregui
iii. Conclusions – Jean-David Malo




The workshop will be followed by a cocktail reception at the Natural History Museum (walking distance)

Please fill in your [FIRST NAME] and [LAST NAME] exactly as they are written on your ID/Passport. All fields marked with * are mandatory! Please note that this an invitation-only event. Two representatives per project will be guaranteed a place but additional places will be confirmed based on availability.
Prof, Dr, Ms, Mr
Your personal information as mentioned above is collected by StR-ESFRI for the express purpose of organizing the event including the relevant material and services.
After the end of the event, the special category of your personal data (allergies and dietary preferences) will be immediately deleted by StR-ESFRI.
Your other personal data will also be deleted by StR-ESFRI unless you expressly agree that:
we share your name, organization and email address with the other participants in the interest of facilitating communication among you.
we keep your name, organization and email address in the interest of sending information for future events and other ESFRI activities.
With your registration:
You accept that you will be photographed/filmed/recorded by a professional working on behalf of StR-ESFRI during this event and you authorize StR-ESFRI to make free use of the photographs/films/recording bearing your image or voice in all types of publications, broadcasts or online communications for disseminating information about ESFRI activities or for educational purposes.
StR-ESFRI shall be the exclusive owner of the results and proceeds of such filming, photography and recording with the right, throughout the world, and unlimited number of times in perpetuity, to copyright, to use and to license others to use for the same purposes on behalf of StR-ESFRI, in any manner, all or any portion thereof or of a reproduction thereof. The results will be stored in StR-ESFRI archives.
If you want us to stop using photos/films/recordings of you, we ask you to contact us. We will then no longer use your personal data. We will also try to remove you from already published material wherever possible.
If you want to know how your personal data is used, please contact 
An automatic message will be sent to you by email after submitting.
If you have any problems to register, please contact us at


The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography. It advances geography and supports geographers in the UK and across the world.

How to reach the venue
Traveling from the Airport
London has five major airports with varying travel times to Central London; London City, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, and London Stanstead. Please visit for airport and transfer advice for Central London. 
1 Kensington Gore,
Please use the public entrance on Exhibition Road.

How to get in the venue by London Underground:

· South Kensington Station (Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines) - 10 to 15 minute walk up Exhibition Road (beyond the Science Museum and Imperial College)
· Knightsbridge Station (Piccadilly Line) - 15 minute walk along Kensington Road
· Lancaster Gate Station (Central Line) - 15 to 20 minute walk across Hyde Park

Traveling by bus:

· Routes 9, 23, 52, 360 and 452 stop close to the Royal Geographical Society


A networking event will be held in the Natural History Museum (Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD)




The following list displays a few options close to the Royal Geographical Society and Natural History Museum, however there are many options available in London so please feel free to check online for alternatives.
The following list displays a few options close to the Royal Geographical Society and Natural History Museum, however there are many options available in London so please feel free to check online for alternatives.