null EOSC – European Open Science Cloud

Funding source: H2020

Project duration: EOSC-hub 1.1.2018–31.12.2020 and 1.1.2019–30.6.2021

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What we are doing:

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an ambitious programme of the EU to provide 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.


CSC is a partner in the EOSC-hub project (2018-2020) that creates the integration and management system of the future European Open Science Cloud that delivers a catalogue of services, software and data from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and major research e-infrastructures. This integration and management system (the hub) builds on mature processes, policies and tools from the leading European federated e-Infrastructures to cover the whole life-cycle of services, from planning to delivery.

The project is a proactive, dynamic and flexible organisational structure with all the necessary competences, resources and vision to support the implementation of the EOSC according to the requirements set in the EOSC Implementation Roadmap. The roadmap advocates a staged approach in establishing the EOSC governance, with a first phase primarily led by the Member States and the European Commission (EC), with other stakeholders in an advisory role, and a second phase when the steering will be mainly stakeholder driven, with funders keeping a higher level oversight role. will provide the cornerstone of support to this framework for the duration of the initial phase and the support for the establishment of the second phase.

CSC leads a central work package in the project that will carry out a number of studies on specific issues to help progress and transform the EOSC into its next operational phase, such as Innovative business models, rules of participation for service providers and users, and legal and organisational framework for sustainable governance.

Read more about the EOSC Secretariat Consortium.