04/12/2018

European Open Science Cloud

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The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is available for researchers and professionals in science, technology, humanities and social sciences. It will provide a safe environment to store, analyse and re-utilize data. 

Over the past years, numerous policymakers from around the world have articulated a clear and consistent vision of global Open Science as a driver for enabling a new paradigm of transparent, data-driven science as well as accelerating innovation.

In Europe, this vision is being realised through an ambitious programme under the heading of the European Open Science Cloud.

The EOSC will offer 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing scientific data infrastructures, currently dispersed across disciplines and the EU Member States.

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative has been proposed in 2016 by the European Commission as part of the European Cloud Initiative to build a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe. An extensive consultation with scientific and institutional stakeholders took place in 2016 and 2017. An engagement process was initiated with a first EOSC Summit in June 2017, resulting in the EOSC Declaration endorsed by more than 70 institutions. The summary outcome of the consultation was presented in March 2018 by the European Commission in the form of a roadmap for implementing the EOSC.

Check the EOSC implementation roadmap