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EOSC Track has received funding from the European Union's Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101148217

EOSC Track will develop the 2nd phase of the EOSC Observatory, the European Open Science Observatory, an all-inclusive, one-stop-shop policy intelligence tool for policy makers to support decision making.



Objective 1

Operate and enhance European Open Science Observatory platform with new data (coverage), interactive visualisations (understanding) and features (usability).


Objective 2

Align monitoring initiatives related to Open Science in Europe under the umbrella of the European Open Science Observatory.


Objective 3

Foster a mutual learning environment where all interested parties can learn how to better promote the adoption and implementation of Open Science and EOSC policies


Objective 4

Co-develop with current EOSC tripartite Governance a long-term strategy and roadmap for the EOS Observatory taking into account emerging EOSC governance from 2027 onwards.

Activities & Results

EOSC Track will build on the current developments of the EOSC Observatory platform. By improving the platform, it seeks to streamline and simplify monitoring processes and achieve convergence on Open Science indicators.

EOSC Track Advisory Board

The EOSC Track Project is supported by a distinguished Advisory Board, composed of renowned experts in the fields of open science, data management, and research infrastructure. This board plays a critical role in guiding the project to achieve its goals, offering strategic insights, and ensuring alignment with the broader objectives of the EOSC. Our Advisory Board members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, providing valuable perspectives that enhance the project's impact and success. Their expertise helps to navigate challenges, foster innovation, and ensure the delivery of high-quality outputs throughout the project's lifecycle.

Volker Beckmann

Since September 2020 Volker is responsible for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in France at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Since February 2022 he is the co-chair of the EOSC Steering Board and since June 2023 the co-chair of the ESFRI-EOSC task force. Volker is the French delegate for e-IRG and serves as expert on the Horizon Europe INFRA programme committee. Volker finished his PhD in astrophysics at Hamburg University in 2001, and then worked in astrophysics and space science in Switzerland and at NASA's Goddard space flight centre and taught at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In 2009 Volker became researcher at CNRS in France and from 2016 to 2020 he was scientific director for Computing and Data Science at the national institute for particle, astroparticle, and nuclear physics (CNRS-IN2P3). Volker was work package leader in the EOSCpilot and in the EOSC-Pillar project before joining the ministry.

Inge Van Neiuweburgh

Inge has been involved in Open Science and scholarly communications activities since she started to work at Ghent University library in 2004. Inge holds a Master in Germanic philology Dutch/English) from Ghent University and a certificate of supplementary study in library and information science, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen (UIA). Since the onset she has been involved in the OpenAIRE projects, and its predecessor DRIVER, as part of the networking team and the steering committee.  In the legal entity OpenAIRE she is member of the executive board. Throughout the years Inge has been active in several national and international expert groups such as the expert group Open Science of the European University Association and working groups in the Flemish Open Science board.

Ana Persic

Ana Persic is Programme Specialist for Science Technology and Innovation Policies and Open Science at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Ecologist by training with a PhD in Ecotoxicology, Ana Persic joined UNESCO in April 2006 in the framework of the UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere program within the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences in Paris. Ana has then served as a Science Specialist at the UNESCO Liaison Office in New York from 2011-2018. Her work relates to strengthening the science-policy interface and promoting science, technology, and innovation in implementing the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development and sustainable development goals. Ana coordinated the development of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and is currently working towards its implementation.

Eloy Rodrigues

Eloy is the Director of the University of Minho Libraries.  Eloy has been working on repositories, Open Access and Open Science for almost two decades, having established University of Minho institutional repository in 2003, and coordinating the UMinho team which works on RCAAP (Portugal Open Access Science Repositories) since 2008. At international level he has being working on several EU funded projects (like OpenAIRE and  FOSTER) related with Open Access and Open Science and is member of the European University Association Expert Group on Open Science. Eloy was the Chair of the Executive Board of COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories from 2015 to 2021, and in that role contributed actively to Next Generation Repositories initiative, the Pubfair conceptual model and the ongoing Notify Project,  in which he is one of the Principal Investigators. Eloy is currently member of the Executive Board of OpenAIRE and of the Advisory Committee of SciELO Portugal

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Tereza Šímová

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Stefania Martziou

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