EOSC Portal - A gateway to information and resources in EOSC
In May 2015, the European Commission proposed creating a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) to the Competitiveness Council.
The aim was to federate existing research data infrastructures in Europe and realise a web of FAIR data and related services for science, making research data interoperable and machine actionable following the FAIR guiding principles.
In the initial phase of development until 2020, the Commission invested around €320 million to start prototyping the EOSC through project calls in Horizon 2020 - the Commission's research and innovation funding programme.
In March 2018, the European Commission published the EOSC Implementation Roadmap detailing the main action lines of the first EOSC implementation phase until 2020.
A multi-layered, interim governance structure was established from November 2018 to steer and oversee the implementation of the EOSC from 2019-2020, .
This interim governance was composed of
Read more on the interim EOSC Governance 2018-2020.
Please find the final EOSC Executive Board Outputs.
EU countries and countries associated with Horizon 2020, represented in the EOSC Governance Board, agreed unanimously to run the EOSC as a co-programmed European Partnership under Horizon Europe from 2021.
Horizon Europe is the Commission's research and innovation funding programme, succeeding Horizon 2020 from 2021.
This is the best instrument to provide a framework for collaboration and the pooling of resources at European, national, regional and institutional levels.
The proposal for a candidate EOSC partnership was published in June following a process of co-creating its vision including strategic and operational objectives to be achieved by 2027.
In July 2020, an EOSC Association was set up to provide a single voice for advocacy and represent the broader EOSC stakeholder community. This association aims to become operational by early 2021 and rapidly expand its membership.
The new governance model agreed with EU countries for the next EOSC implementation phase after 2020 will be tripartite including:
The European Commission is providing financial support to implement the EOSC by means of projects under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020). Seen below are the various ongoing and future projects that will contribute to the development of the European Open Science Cloud by 2021.
|Commercial Services Access|
|Connecting ESFRI Infrasttructures|
|Support to the EOSC Governance CSA|
|Prototyping new innovative serivces|
|Support to the EOSC Governance RIA|
|Enhancing the EOSC portal|