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DICE

Data Infrastructure Capacity for EOSC

The DICE project brings together a network of computing and data centres, research infrastructures, and data repositories for the purpose to enable a European storage and data management infrastructure for European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), providing generic services and building blocks to store, find, access and process data in a consistent and persistent way. In addition to service provisioning, solutions will be provided for increasing the quality of data and their re-usability, supporting long term preservation, managing sensitive data, and bridging between data and computing resources.

All services provided via DICE will be offered through the EOSC Portal and are interoperable with EOSC Core via a lean interoperability layer to allow efficient resource provisioning. The project partners will closely monitor the evolution of the EOSC interoperability framework and guidelines. The services offered via DICE through EOSC are designed to be agnostic to the scientific domains in order to be multidisciplinary and to fulfil the needs of different communities. The project aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of the service offering by integrating services with community platforms as part of the project and by engaging with new communities coming through EOSC.

CSC contributes to DICE by providing expertise in IPR management, Information Security management and technical data management service integration. In addition, CSC coordinates the access to the provided services and manages the project's Virtual Access mechanism.

The DICE project is part of CSC's EOSC Programme.