As one of the first signatories of the 2017 European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Declaration and as one of the four founding Member of the EOSC Association, our association has been and remains a strong supporter and constructive partner in developing and implementing the EOSC.
Karel Luyben (Rector Magnificus Emeritus of Delft University of Technology, our former President and current Director in our Board) is the Co-Chair of the EOSC Executive Board following our nomination in 2018 supported by the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) and the European University Association (EUA).
In this capacity, Karel has shown strong dedication in co-leading and coordinating the broad EOSC community which has resulted in a range of concrete and valuable outputs culminating in the signing of the deed of incorporation of the EOSC Association, of which the constitutional General Assembly takes place on 17 December 2020.
These accomplishments, together with his leadership of TU Delft and our association, prove Karel to be an effective, efficient, trusted and welcoming leader who embraces the strength and creativity inherent in diverse and international communities, and who has the skills, competences and experiences to make international associations flourish.
Karel’s background in European research, education and innovation in general, open science in particular and especially his unequalled experience related to the EOSC, combined with the strong leadership and collaboration he established with the broader community over many years, makes him the ideal first President of the EOSC Association.
We are therefore honoured to nominate Karel Luyben as our candidate for election as first President of the EOSC Association. He has the full support from our association.
We are honoured and grateful to have received letters of endorsement for Karel’s candidacy from major European stakeholder organisations demonstrating broad support for his candidacy amongst European scientific communities and research performing and funding organisations:
For any questions or if you wish to submit a letter of endorsement, please contact our Advisor for Research and Innovation Mattias Björnmalm.