Klaus Tochtermann is one of eight members of the Board of Directors of the European Open Science Cloud Association. He has also been a member of the High Level Expert Group of the EOSC from 2015 til 2018, and for the past two years he has been a member of the EOSC working group Sustainability which addresses the issue of how to structure the EOSC and ensure its sustainability in the coming years.
Beyond the EOSC, Klaus Tochtermann is a member of the German delegation of the G7 Advisory Group on Open Science and of the DataTogether Group which reunites representatives from leading organisations in the field of research data management. Among these are the Committee on Data (CODATA), the Research Data Alliance (RDA), World Data Systems (WDS) and GoFAIR. As a driving force within the Open Science movement, Klaus Tochtermann initiated the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science in 2012, and in 2014 the international Open Science Conference which has since been held annually.
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