ICOS is a pan-European research infrastructure for quantifying and understanding Europe’s greenhouse gas (GHG) balance. Its mission is to collect high-quality observational data and to promote its use, e.g. to model GHG fluxes or to support verification of emission data. ICOS brings together 120+ measurement stations across the atmosphere, ecosystem and marine domains.
The research life-cycle made easy using OpenAIRE and EOSC-hub services: making data open yet anonymous. Becky is an early career social scientist. She is excited to have been offered a competitive post in a well-established department to work on an international EC Horizon 2020 5-year research project with many partners. The project started a year before she arrived, and her institution leads the research on the language used to describe immigration in the national press.
The EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE-Advance projects make a wide portfolio of research and collaboration tools available to scientists across the world. These include services for data storage and management, cloud and HTC compute resources and tools to facilitate and support the transition to Open Science publishing workflows, while respecting, reproducibility and transparent evaluation of science.
The Social Sciences and Humanities research communities face a fragmented research landscape that can be supported by EOSC. The EOSC would help overcome such fragmentation, by building on structuring and integrating initiatives such as the CLARIN, DARIAH and E-RIHS ERICs, and Digital Humanities Organizations to offer advanced text-based services addressing common research needs.
The EOSC portal has been jointly developed and maintained by the eInfraCentral, EOSC-hub, EOSCpilot and OpenAIRE-Advance projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme with contribution of the European Commission.