The European Open Science Cloud for Research pilot project (EOSCpilot) is the first European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) project funded to support the first phase in the development of the EOSC as described in the EC Communication on European Cloud Initiatives . EOSCpilot provided a foundation for various other initiatives to start from, covering multiple areas such as governance, policy, science demonstrators, services, interoperability, skills, and stakeholder engagement.
Trust-IT led the communication and engagement activities (WP8) of the project, together with the development of technical solutions enabling and facilitating collaboration among all the 33 partners. Trust-IT developed and maintained the EOSCpilot Intranet - a dedicated virtual environment that allows all consortium members to easily communicate with each other and to be always up-to-date on activities. Trust-IT also organised EOSCpilot events and ensured presence in third party events. Through offline and online engagement activities and development of tools such as the online consultation platform and maintenance of engagement channels, Trust-IT ensured the participation of all stakeholders in the formative years of the science cloud.