Use cases

This page provides examples of "EOSC in practice" use cases or success stories that highlight how EOSC services and resources can support the daily work of researchers and innovators. Please scroll down to make the use cases appear.

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Addressing issues related to climatic variability and sustainable use of forests

Climate change is one of the most pressing societal challenges and is having an adverse impact on many of the World’s environments.

Towards a global federated framework for open science cloud

This early adopter aims to allow researchers from Africa and China to use EOSC services on top of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CNIC) resources.

Integration of toxicology and risk assessment services into the EOSC marketplace

The "Integration of toxicology and risk assessment services into the EOSC marketplace" project involve the infrastrucutre of

OpenRiskNet. The main challenge is developing an e-infrastructure for safety assessment, including toxicology and especially predictive toxicology, structural biology, bioinformatics, cheminformatics.

The main goal is to assess OpenRiskNet’s services for EOSC integration.


AGINFRA+: virtual research environments to support agriculture and food research communities

AGINFRA+ aims to exploit e-infrastructures to provide a sustainable channel addressing neighboring but not fully connected user communities around the agriculture and food domains.

OpenBioMaps data management service for biological sciences and biodiversity conservation

The OpenBioMaps (OBM) is a free and open-source database framework for scientific and conservation purposes used for data management by nature conservation institutes, biodiversity research and citizen science projects.

Open AiiDA lab platform for cloud computing in materials science

This early adopter aims at providing access to Kubernetes managed infrastructure to support the deployment and operation of an open AiiDA lab instance in EOSC and supporting the authentication and authorisation of EOSC users into AiiDA lab.

Supporting FAIR data discoverability in clinical research: providing a global metadata repository (MDR) of clinical study object

ECRIN is a non-profit organisation that links scientific partners and networks across Europe to facilitate multinational clinical research. The main goal of this use case is to deploy the ECRIN MetaData Repository (MDR) CORE database and metadata conversion tool in the European Open Science Cloud.

Mapping the sensitivity of mitigation scenarios to societal choices

This project aims to perform modeling studies to explore how future energy systems can evolve and to quantify the tradeoffs and interlinkages between different aspects of the global energy systems in the context of international climate change policy and sustainable development.

Industry Use Cases

Digital Innovation Hubs are recent virtual structures promoted by the European Commission to give support to SMEs in their digitization process. Considered as one-stop-shops, Digital Innovation Hubs provide access to the latest knowledge, expertise and technology to support industry customers with piloting, testing and experimenting with digital innovations in many domains. The EOSC DIH has been created to provide and support companies in an easily access to the technologies and services offered in the European Open Science Cloud. 

EOSCpilot Science Demonstrator: Photon Neutron Virtual Platform

The Photon Neutron Data Science Demonstrator leverages on the photon-neutron community to improve computing facilities by creating a virtual platform for all users. Photons and Neutrons are widely used for research in many scientific fields and they require large Research Infrastructures (RI). Research at these RIs makes use of large-area detectors, multichannel detection, and high repetition of measurements. This leads to large quantities of data and raises the need to perform data analysis in an efficient manner. Thousands of users of the RIs propose, conduct and analyze data from scientific experiments in a wide range of application domains. Access is granted after a thorough peer-review of the scientific proposals. Often, these users’ groups are small teams of scientists coming from universities and research organizations using RIs in various locations in Europe according to the specific characteristics of the beamlines; in general, more than one analytical facility is needed for the same experiment. Critical issues are data storage, sustained access to the data and an efficient data analysis ecosystem.

EOSCpilot Science Demonstrator: Frictionless Data Exchange Across Research Data, Software and Scientific Paper Repositories

Frictionless Data Exchange pilots a demonstrator service for fast and highly scalable exchange of data across repositories storing research datasets, manuscripts and scientific software.