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Future of scholarly publishing and scholarly communication

The European Commission published the report from the Expert Group titled "The Future of scholarly publishing and scholarly communication".

The report discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the current system of scholarly communication, placing research evaluation and research at the core of it, and suggests actions and ways to improve and change it where needed.

Prompting an EOSC in practice

Final report and recommendations of the Commission 2nd High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), 2018

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: European Cloud Initiative - Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe

Communication setting up the basis for the development of the European Open Science Cloud.

COMMISSION DECISION: Setting up the Expert Group - Executive Board of the European Open Science Cloud (‘EOSC’) and laying down rules for its financing

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 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.

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

Turning FAIR data into reality: interim report

Interim report of the European Commission Expert Group on Turning FAIR Data into reality. The Group has a remit to provide recommendations, indicators and input on the financing of activities required to turn FAIR data into reality at an EU, Member State and international level. A FAIR Data Action Plan has also been proposed. See https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1285290

Prompting an EOSC in practice: draft interim report of the EOSC high level expert group

Interim report and recommendations of the Commission 2nd High Level Expert Group [2017-2018] on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

European Commission Staff Working Document, 14/03/2018 - Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud

This Staff Working Document (SWD) presents the outcome of the exploration of appropriate governance and financing mechanisms for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in the form of a possible implementation Roadmap, as foreseen by the Communication on the 'European Cloud Initiative'. The document also describes the measures taken under Horizon 2020 Work Programmes to start implementing the EOSC.

Updated recommendation from the European Commission, 25/04/2018 Access to and preservation to scientific information

Updated recommendation from the European Commission, 25/04/2018.

EOSC declaration, 26/10/2017

The EOSC Declaration and its principles, guiding the implementation of the EOSC, are the tangible result of the EOSC Summit of 12 June 2017. They have been endorsed by the undersigning stakeholders, found in the List of  Signatories, who also committed to specific actions to implement it (Action  List). As such, the Declaration does not commit the European Commission and Union institutions.

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