Unveiling the Power of Collaboration: Harnessing the Potential of RDA and EOSC to Drive Open Science and Research Innovation


Science|Business will deliver a series of high-impact articles showcasing the results and outcomes of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Future Open Calls programme, as well as the role of RDA in EOSC. The project includes a plan to exploit the impact of the projects, a proposed activity plan for the work over a 6-month period, and a discussion of how RDA can be leveraged to benefit EOSC, and the research community.


Science|Business is a leading news company based in Brussels specialised in EU and international research and innovation policy, with extensive experience in science communication and journalism.

Scientific Domain:

EU and international researc, science communication and journalism

Your Domain specific Engagement:

Science|Business has worked with RDA on several occasions in recent years. Beyond past writing jobs undertaken by Science|Business, RDA engaged in 2017-2018 in the Science|Business Network and its EOSC consulation group that assembled a group key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to track the set up and implementation of the European Open Science Cloud. Later on, the Science|Business Data Rules initiative, a spin-off from the EOSC group regularly quoted RDA’s representatives, like in the report titled “Will AI ease or exacerbate global instability?”, published on 28 September 2021. 

Your Promotion and Networking:

As a media company focused on science and innovation, we have been closely following the developments in open science, the FAIR movement, and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). We have observed the growing importance these principles and initiatives for enabling better collaboration, improving research outcomes, and increasing the impact of scientific research in society. Having covered the development of EOSC since the very early stage, from its early conceptualisation to the launch of the EOSC Association our team has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the Cloud and is well-positioned to communicate their importance to a wider audience. In addition, our journalists closely cover the latest developments around open science, including the draft EU Council Conclusions on high-quality, transparent, open, trustworthy and equitable scholarly publishing. 

At Science|Business, we have a strong track record of communicating the outcomes of science projects in the European Union. Over the years, we have collaborated with a range of stakeholders in the research and innovation community, including universities, research institutions, governments, media outlets and industry partners, to deliver high-quality content that is both informative and engaging.

We have published numerous articles and reports on a variety of topics related to open science, open access, scientific publishing, data sharing, and research infrastructures. To discuss these topics, we have also organised several high-profile events and conferences that have brought together key stakeholders from across the research and innovation ecosystem.

Your Outputs:

A few recent articles include:

Other relevant examples of past projects include:

  • Science|Business Science Cloud consultation group: Science|Business formed a platform from 2016 to 2020 to track the European Open Science Cloud plan, facilitating dialogue and intelligence gathering among companies, universities, and research infrastructures in Brussels. Members included Amazon, Microsoft, and various institutions. Multiple published reports can be found here.
  • ERC=Science²: Science|Business coordinated this Europe-wide science communications campaign from 2015 to 2019, using multimedia platforms and innovative narrative props to showcase breakthrough science funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and its potential impact. For more information, please visit https://www.sciencesquared.eu.
  • ATTRACT strategic communications advice: Since 2014, Science|Business has provided strategic communications advice to ATTRACT, an EU initiative promoting co-innovation in high-performance detector and imaging technologies. We have advised on communication strategies, acted as press officers, and secured media coverage across Europe.I stimulate?
  • Science|Business organized a hybrid expert roundtable, in partnership with Elsevier, focused on building confidence in science and ensuring sustainable and trustworthy channels of scientific information. The event addressed topics such as establishing credibility in science-related information, regulating social media and AI-based platforms, implementing global policy directions, ensuring quality scientific knowledge informs policy making, engaging researchers in research assessment reform, and the impact of open science. Senior figures and experts from the European and international R&I spectrum convened to issue recommendations for boosting citizens' confidence in research.

With 25,000 newsletter subscribers, 150,000 website monthly unique visitors and 30,000+ social media followers, Science|Business has a proven track record of delivering high-quality editorial coverage and science communication projects – commissioned by clients or as part of EU-funded projects. 



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