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News article20 November 2018BrusselsDirectorate-General for Research and Innovation1 min read

The reports "Prompting an EOSC in practice" and "Turning FAIR into reality" have been published

In the perspective of the launch of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) implementation phase 2018-2020, two important reports are being published by the Commission that constitute major sources of strategic orientations and concrete actions for the new EOSC governance structure:

The report "Prompting an EOSC in Practice" covers on a number of crucial elements of the EOSC, from defining the Minimum Viable Research Data Ecosystem, to establishing the main Rules of Participation; also paying attention to issues as Governance and possible Business Models. The report analyses various aspects of how the EOSC can effectively interlink People, Data, Services and Training, Publications, Projects and Organisations and presents a set of detailed practical recommendations – for implementation, engagement and steering – which will serve as a valuable input for the EOSC governance.

The report "Turning FAIR into reality" describes the broad range of changes required for the implementation of the FAIR data principles. It offers a survey and analysis of what is needed to implement FAIR and it provides a set of concrete recommendations and actions for stakeholders in Europe and beyond. By following a holistic approach, the FAIR Data EG provides a template for key changes in the practice and culture of research and the implementation and normalisation of certain technologies and practices.

Both reports have been produced following a wide and open consultation of the scientific communities in 2018.


Publication date
20 November 2018
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation