Research Data Alliance (RDA) grants to support the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Informative meeting

Type of event: Info Share 

Date: 16 Sept 2021  

Time: 11:00 – 11:45 CEST 

Format: Zoom meeting  

Registration: via RDA Zoom account 

Call Focus: Optimising (RDA) Open Science Frameworks and Guidelines in the context of EOSC 

Who is this event for: This meeting is open to all to attend; those interested in RDA and EOSC related topics; future RDA Open Call applicants; members of the EOSC Future consortium  


The Research Data Alliance (RDA) open calls aim to bring data initiatives closer to EOSC and provide EOSC with expertise, tools, best practices, and standards from the global research data community. A total Budget of 1 Million Euros is reserved to fund over 65 grantees in 9 open calls.  

This brief information sharing event is focused on giving highlights of the first RDA Open Call, focusing on Optimising (RDA) Open Science Frameworks and Guidelines in the context of EOSC, within the context of the EOSC Future project. Participants will also learn about future call plans and timelines and have an opportunity to ask questions. 

The first call is seeking applications from individuals or organisations around the concept of improving existing technical data frameworks in support of EOSC while at the same time leveraging on existing RDA recommendations and outputs. Successful proposals will focus on maintaining, optimising and documenting existing frameworks with particular reference to RDA’s Outputs and Recommendations. Special attention will be given to mapping out how to reimplement the frameworks in the context of EOSC and make relevant documentation available. Proposals are expected to detail a future vision, for example of how the community will build future iterations so that future communities can easily operationalise the frameworks. The call is due to open around 19 August and deadline for applications is 30 October 2021. All details are available on the RDA web site and will be published on the EOSC Future Funding platform in due course - 

Participation to the Info Share is free but subject to registration:

The meeting will be recorded. 


  • 11:00 – 11:05 Welcome & EOSC Future – RDA Open Call Context – Najla Rettberg, UGOE
  • 11:05 – 11:15 “Optimising (RDA) Open Science Frameworks and Guidelines in the context of EOSC” Open Call Presentation – Hilary Hanahoe, RDA 
  • 11:15 – 11:20 Next RDA Open Calls planned (until Dec 2021) - Melina Jander, UGOE 
  • 11:20 – 11:45 Questions and Answers 
16 September 2021