Project Full Name: Skills for the European Open Science Commons: Creating a Training Ecosystem for Open and FAIR Science Project Acronym: Skills4EOSC Project ID: 101058527 Project Duration: 01.09.2022-31.08.2025 Project Leader: CONSORTIUM GARR Polish Partner/Partners: Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences Contact: Raimundas Tuminauskas,, 0048 61 858 2129 Role of the Polish Entity: Partner

Project Objectives

The objectives of the Skills4EOSC project are to:

  1. Map career profiles related to Open Science and define, through co-creation the “Minimum Viable Skillset” (MVS) for each of them; create a shared framework for the recognition of competencies acquired by university students, trainers and new professionals as a part of an academic path or a lifelong learning process.
  2. Define a methodology and a Quality Assurance process to ensure the quality and relevance of OS learning materials and the management of their life-cycle, thus enhancing their re-usability.
  3. Offer training on OS and the usage of data in evidence-based policy for civil servants and policymakers and empower CCs, researchers and “honest brokers” through the offering of resources to carry out training for this target.
  4. Define “OS and data-intensive science essentials” for inclusion in generic undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD curricula as a key skill that anyone doing research is expected to acquire.
  5. Design and implement a collaboration model between national and regional CCs and international Research Infrastructures and communities to provide specialised OS competencies targeting the needs of researchers and thematic RI professionals.
  6. Support lifelong learning through professional networks as an enabling environment to discuss, cocreate and exchange best practices and solutions among OS professionals and researchers.
  7. Coordinate national, regional and thematic Competence Centres on OS and EOSC in Europe and leverage their expertise to create a widespread user support network and an environment that fosters and harmonises training and skills activities.
  8. Create and implement a strategy for engaging with relevant stakeholders to co-create and promote the project outputs (Curricula, shared certification and QA frameworks, human networks), building partnerships to embed project activities and results among the broadest network of stakeholders.
  9. Establish synergies with key actors within the Member States and in the EOSC arena, and with human capital and training programmes at the national, regional and European levels to maximise the impact of the project activities and results and pave the way for their long-term sustainability.

Tasks of the Polish Partner

Polish partner is responsible for:

  1. Interaction with the national competence centres and the Open Science environment including the interaction with the policy makers, education environment, and data-stewards.
  2. Provision of the necessary infrastructure to support the network of the Competence Centres.
  3. Leading the task enabling synergies with national, regional, and EC programmes and funding streams.
  4. Leading the task of design and implementation of co-creation procedures to establish a feedback loop for the minimum viable skillsets as well as FAIR by design methodology.
  5. Leading the task responsible for producing recommendation on the sustainability options for the network of the Competence Centres.


Project Full Name: Artificial Intelligence for the European Open Science Cloud Project Acronym: AI4EOSC Project ID: 101058593 Project Duration: 09.01.2022-31.08.2025 Project Leader: AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS – CSIC
Polish Partner/ Partners: Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Wielkopolska Agriculture Advisory Center in Poznan Contact: Marcin Plociennik,, +48 618 582 181

Role of the Polish Entity: Task coordinator

Project objectives

The AI4EOSC (Artificial Intelligence for the European Open Science Cloud) delivers
an enhanced set of advanced services for the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) models and applications in the European Open

Science Cloud (EOSC). These services are bundled together into a comprehensive platform providing advanced features such as distributed, federated and split learning; novel provenance metadata for AI/ML/DL models; event-driven data processing services
or provisioning of AI/ML/DL services based on serverless computing. The project builds on top of the DEEP-Hybrid-DataCloud outcomes and the EOSC compute platform and services in order to provide this specialized computer platform. Moreover, AI4EOSC offers customization components in order to provide tailor made deployments of the platform, adapting to the evolving user needs. The main outcomes of the AI4EOSC project will be a measurable increase of the number of advanced, high level, customizable services available through the EOSC portal, serving as a catalyst for researchers, facilitating the collaboration, easing access to high-end pan-European resources and reducing the time to results; paired with concrete contributions to the EOSC exploitation perspective, creating a new channel to support the build-up of the EOSC Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning community of practice.

Tasks of the Polish partner

The Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) is particularly active in the area
of application of the technologies in Agriculture, providing services for public administration, governmental bodies and farmers. As a respective partner of use case “Integrated plant protection scenario”, together with Wielkopolska Agriculture Advisory Center will develop the AI based solution for the plant diseases recognition and integrate the outputs, as part of exploitation, into national advisory platform and offer the data also to other systems, validate the results also using the onsite observation network. PSNC is responsible for the impact work package, being one of the main liaison partner with other initiatives and the private sector. It is responsible also for the training activities.

Project Full Name: EOSC Focus (Focusing on Open, Collaboration and Useful Science) Project Acronym: EOSC Focus Project ID: 101058432 Project Duration: 01.06.2022-31.05.2025 Project Leader: EUROPEAN OPEN SCIENCE CLOUD ASSOCIATION AISBL (EOSCAssociation)
Contact: Aneta Pazik-Aybar, Polish Partner/ Partners: National Science Centre Poland

Project Objectives

EOSC Focus (Focusing on Open, Collaboration and Useful Science) project aims to:

  • Providing an effective stakeholder Forum
  • Consolidating and enhancing existing monitoring frameworks
  • Identifying strategic gaps to inform future iterations
  • Developing and testing of resourcing models for a sustainable EOSC
  • Implementing the EOSC Rules of Participation (RoP)
  • Collaborating with EOSC projects, other partnerships and international initiatives
  • Project Quality and Risk Management Plan
  • Data Management Plan
  • Selection of KPIs to be reported by HE projects
  • Annual report published by the EOSC-A & monitoring framework revision (first release)
  • Technical Collaboration Plan with other European Partnerships and relevant initiatives
  • Resourcing models
  • Report in the form of the half-yearly digest on EOSC technical activities following the ETCC
  • Annual report published by the EOSC-A & monitoring framework revision (second release)
  • Annual report published by the EOSC-A & monitoring framework revision (third release)
  • Technical Collaboration Report with other European Partnerships and relevant initiatives
  • Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) update
  • Sustainability status and plans/issues for future work
  • Engagement Activities Review

Tasks of the Polish Partner

The EOSC Focus project is organised into six work packages, WP1: Project Coordination; WP2: Stakeholder Engagement and Management; WP3: SRIA Update and Technical Development; WP4: Monitoring and Impact Assessment, WP5: Sustainability of EOSC, and WP6: Communication, Dissemination & Stakeholder Forum. 

The National Science Centre Poland is coordinating WP4: Monitoring and Impact Assessment.  The objective of WP4 is to support the EOSC Partnership in fulfilling its obligations, as defined in the MoU, and in the monitoring framework for the co-programmed European Partnerships, by tracking the EOSC ecosystem development. Additionally, NCN contributes to WP2 in particular in Task 2.2: Engaging Organizations and Supporting the EOSC-Partnership Regional Relations. This task includes activities to establish contact with organisations in the regions (e.g. Research Performing Organisations, Research Infrastructures, Higher Education Institutions), collecting information from e.g. country reports about their requirements, as well as undertaking engagement activities.

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