Working Groups (WGs)

The aim of the Working Groups (WGs) is to advance EOSC-relevant topics. To this end, they may organise events and workshops, launch surveys or write recommendations on specific topics. There currently are eight WGs: Austrian Country Report, Collections, Data Stewardship, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Researcher Engagement in Austria, Stakeholder Engagement, Technical Infrastructure and Training.

Role of the Working Groups

The WGs deal with substantive issues, which may include scientific analysis or the development of guidelines for operational standards. They report to the Management Board and the General Assembly and publish the results according to the criteria of good scientific practice. If the results of the work are to be transferred into binding guidelines for the EOSC Support Office Austria, a resolution of the General Assembly is required.

The WGs are convened and confirmed by the General Assembly. Proposals for the creation of new WGs can come from the entire community. WGs are limited in time and work on specific topics. Accordingly, they can be very diverse in composition and correspond more to the specific competence profile of the members than to a general representation. They are set up in a comprehensible way. If necessary, external experts can be invited.

Working Groups Coordinators

Austria Country Report:

Barbara Sánchez Solís (TU Wien)



Heimo Rainer (NHMW)


Data Stewardship:

Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi (TU Graz)


Key Performance Indicators:

Katrin Vohland (NHMW), Beate Guba (TU Wien)


Researcher Engagement in Austria:

Katharina Flicker (TU Wien)


Stakeholder Engagement:

Raman Ganguly (University of Vienna)


Technical Infrastructure:

Claire Jean-Quartier (TU Graz)



Susanne Blumesberger (University of Vienna)

Expert Groups