The EuADS aims to establish a network of renowned experts in the realm of data science. It brings together successful stakeholders in the field of data science to provide a state-of-the-art knowledge base, to initiate new developments, to promote transparent access to data, and to advise policy makers. Future activities will include conferences, summer schools and thematic workshops modeled after the fora at the Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics.