Research Libraries, Researchers and the EOSC - How do they interact?

We partnered for this project with LIBER (The European Association of Research Libraries) to create a series of reports which will inform the EOSC Working Groups about what research libraries could offer and expect from EOSC (The European Open Science Cloud).


Research libraries share the vision to improve access to Europe’s research results through Open Science and improved discovery. They have been the key holders of data for a long time and play a key role in connecting end-users/researchers to Open Science and the EOSC. Also research libraries develop and maintain services that users rely upon and that need to be integrated into the EOSC. Libraries can, therefore, help develop the requirements for the inclusion of services and data into the EOSC. The strong experience in advocating for Open Science for many years can help to promote the EOSC in the research community.


Through the proposed activities, we will bring together mainly two EOSC Stakeholder groups that represent end users and intermediaries/trainers, research/academic libraries and researchers. The discussion will focus on the following aspects: 

a) What is the value of EOSC for researchers and research libraries, based on the goals/work of the EOSC Working Groups?

b) What is the input needed from these stakeholders towards of the EOSC Working Groups?

c) How can these stakeholder groups be actively involved in EOSC Working Group activities and what do they need to get involved?

d) What feedback mechanism could be built to continuously inform EOSC, in its quest to remain an agile infrastructure?


This research is funded by TECHNOPOLIS CONSULTING GROUP BELGIUM (TGB), acting as the coordinator of