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News article12 September 2018Directorate-General for Research and Innovation2 min read

Call for applications for the selection of members of the Commission expert group - Executive Board of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

The Commission decision C(2018) 5552 adopted on 27 August launches the Executive Board for the EOSC as a formal expert group of the Commission.

The Council in its conclusions of 29 May 2018 invited the Commission and Member States to set up a governance framework that ensures participation of stakeholders from the research community and effective involvement of all Member States. It also asked the Commission to make every effort to launch the EOSC governance framework in 2018.

As per the governance framework presented in the Staff Working Document on the Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud, it will be constituted of an EOSC Governance Board (Member States and Commission); an Executive Board (representatives of stakeholders); and an EOSC Stakeholders Forum (stakeholders at large).

The Commission decision adopted on 27 August launches the Executive Board for the EOSC as a formal expert group of the Commission.

The expert group will assist the Commission in the first phase of development of the EOSC until end of 2020, and will help to prepare the transition to the second phase of development of the EOSC.

In particular, the Expert Group’s tasks shall be to:

  1. provide advice and support on the strategy, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the implementation of the EOSC as set out in the Staff Working Document on the Implementation Roadmap for the EOSC , notably in the form of:
    • (i) a strategic implementation plan and annual work plans, and of a proposed mechanism for overseeing and steering the implementation of the strategic and annual work plans, and for monitoring and reporting on progress
    • (ii) rules for participation to guide service provision and an action plan for scientific data interoperability to operationalise the FAIR principles
  2. 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.

Call for applications

Read the call for applications to know more about the Expert Group and the selection procedure.

Composition of the group

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

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

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 10 October 2018.

Submit your application to RTD-EOSCatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (RTD-EOSC[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

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


Call and annexes for the Executive Board of the EOSC


Publication date
12 September 2018
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation