Brief description

ESCAPE (European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures) is a cloud for research data in Europe allowing for universal access to data through a single online platform. Since data should be accessible to the growing scientific communities as they collaborate and interact, EOSC federates existing resources across national data centres, e-infrastructures and research infrastructures allowing researchers and citizens to access and re-use data produced by other scientists. The ESCAPE project brings together partners from astronomy and particle physics to collaborate on building the EOSC.

Feb 2019 to Jul 2022

Our role

Trust-IT brings its expertise, participating in the activities of engagement and communication, which consist of: 

  • Establish and execute a dissemination and exploitation plan, while building the ESCAPE community;
  • Generate standard branding and public engagement materials for ESCAPE (press communications, interviews, flyers, posters, videos, etc). A dynamic presentation video was produced recently to promote ESCAPE, along with many other communication materials which were distributed and presented at worldwide third-party events;
  • Create a project website and portal for internal coordination, and internal and external dissemination of ESCAPE results;
  • Support attendance at high-level events and meetings where ESCAPE results can be showcased to external stakeholders;
  • Support test mass participation experiments in face-to-face classroom settings.

Trust-IT is also developing a “Virtual Research Environment interface development support”, a user interface to put together all ESCAPE services components which are being developed by ESCAPE work packages. Plus, Trust-IT is building synergies with industries and SMEs especially in the field of data science to address innovation and development aspects of the project. 


ESCAPE serves part of the global EOSC catalogue of scientific software, to ensure global open access and long-term usability, which will unlock innovation for the society at large.

It will facilitate interdisciplinary and networked research between different sciences, by building a cross-border and multi-disciplinary open innovation environment for research data, knowledge and services.

This will increase researchers’ efficiency, thanks to scientific data interoperability, and establish new methodological approaches and rules for quality certified data and science tools sharing.

Onboarding your target communities to ensure uptake of research solutions requires a structured approach, deep analytical skills and the design and implementation of communication and engagement plans made up of a mix of techniques and tools.

If you need to identify and build the perfect audience for your research activity and boost your community, contact us, we’ll be happy to help.

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ESCAPE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824064.