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EOSC in Practice stories: Use cases, demos and testimonials

While the idea of EOSC is quite simple, the complexity of its technical rollout can sometimes override this. The best way to engage and ensure uptake is to show its added value as demonstrated by researchers, research infrastructures and other actual users.

The EOSC Future team made the rounds of different user and stakeholder groups in the vast EOSC community: Asking them for their first-hand accounts and insights on the added value of EOSC resources. At the conclusion of the project, around 38 EOSC in Practice stories were published.

Other demonstrations of EOSC in practice can be found on the EOSC Future Science Project dedicated pages or INFRAEOSC-07/EOSC Future use case events.

Bringing EOSC into focus: EOSC Future Focus Groups

Another aspect of showcasing the added value of EOSC came in the form of promotional materials geared to specific user sub-groups. In early 2022, EOSC Future set up 4 focus groups to better engage with specific stakeholder groups. These focus groups targeted, specifically: libraries, research communities, high-performance computing and national infrastructures. During routine meetings, members of these target stakeholder groups were consulted to:

Their feedback was shared with the technical development teams working on the EOSC platform and proved instrumental in defining a priority list of the functionalities that are most relevant to specific stakeholders. The feedback also helped to elaborate the value propositions per target stakeholder group.

Below are a few of the factsheets developed by each the different groups. Each factsheet presents core EOSC technical components and services, highlighting the benefit for each target group:

EOSC Future User Group

The engagement of users, themselves, in the co-design and creation of the EOSC Future platform was another dimension of stakeholder engagement. More on the EOSC Future User Group can be found here.