European Open Science Cloud


European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is one of the new partnerships supported by the European Commission and the Member States. It aims to realise a “web of fair data and related services” and provides a virtual environment with access to various services supporting open science and the management of the research data lifecycle, from sharing to processing and preserving data. The objective of EOSC is to give the European Union a global lead in research data management and ensure that European scientists reap the full benefits of data-driven science.

The EOSC Partnership will develop and implement EOSC through financial, in-kind and policy commitments from three tiers of stakeholders in the EOSC community:

Tier 1 is the contribution from the European Commission;

Tier 2 is the contribution from the Member States and national funders;

Tier 3 is the contribution from research-performing organisations, service-providing organisations, funding organisations and other EOSC- relevant organisations through the membership in the EOSC Association.

The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) strategically defines the roadmap for implementing and further developing EOSC with the wider stakeholder community.

CSC is a member of the EOSC Association since December 2020 and in January 2021 received from the Finland's Ministry for Education and Culture (OKM) the mandate to organise and coordinate the EOSC Finnish Forum, the national initiative aimed at engaging the Finnish stakeholders in the EOSC ecosystem and at assessing the impact and opportunities of EOSC at national level. CSC is also driving many EOSC -related technological and policy developments in several EC-funded projects.

R&D projects related to EOSC programme



The AquaINFRA project is developing a virtual environment equipped with FAIR multi-disciplinary data and services to support marine and freshwater scientists and stakeholders restoring healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters.

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Blue-Cloud project pilots innovative services for Marine Research and Blue Economy. The project implements a practical approach to address the potential of cloud-based open science.

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The DICE project brings together a network of computing and data centres, research infrastructures, and data repositories for the purpose of enabling a European storage and data management infrastructure for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

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EOSC Enhance

EOSC Enhance is a 24-month project funded by the European Commission and tasked with advancing the vision for the European Open Science Cloud. The project will improve and enhance the discoverability of scientific services and data resources by further developing and widening the EOSC catalogue.

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EOSC Focus

EOSC Focus will support the co-programmed EOSC Partnership in delivering its mission of establishing Open Science as the “new normal” through its six work packages, which will help the sometimes divergent activities of the broader stakeholder community to focus on the big goal of delivering EOSC.

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EOSC Future

EOSC Future attempts to integrate, consolidate, and connect e-infrastructures, research communities, and initiatives in Open Science to further develop the EOSC Portal, EOSC-Core and EOSC- Exchange of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

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EOSC-Life brings together the 13 Biological and Medical ESFRI research infrastructures to create an open collaborative space for digital biology. EOSC-Life implements the Life Science part of the EOSC under coordination of ELIXIR, European infrastructure for Life Science Information.

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EOSC-Nordic aims to facilitate the coordination of EOSC-relevant initiatives within the Nordic and Baltic countries. The project aims to exploit synergies to achieve greater harmonisation in policy and service provisioning across these countries, in compliance with EOSC agreed standards and practices.

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EOSC4Cancer will make cancer genomics, imaging, medical, clinical, environmental and socio-economic data accessible. It will use and enhance existing federated and interoperable systems for securely identifying, sharing, processing and reusing FAIR cancer data across borders, and offer them via community-driven analysis environments.

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EOSCsecretariat.eu addresses the need for a set-up of an operational framework supporting the overall governance of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The project maintains a practical approach to address all the specific needs of the coordination structure expected by the EOSC.

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FAIR-IMPACT focuses on expanding FAIR solutions across the EOSC, building on the results of FAIRsFAIR and other relevant projects and initiatives. Its ambition is to enable a FAIR supporting EOSC together with scientific communities and relevant stakeholder groups, and to take steps towards realising the ambition of a web of Open Science.

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Leveraging existing technologies and services, the FAIRCORE4EOSC project will develop nine new EOSC-Core components aimed to improve the discoverability and interoperability of an increased amount of research outputs.

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FAIRsFAIR, as a part of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) framework, aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. The emphasis is on fostering a FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR.

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The project will build a prototype for Data/HPC services based on Earth sciences cases. The consortium will develop and provide new services to discover, manage and process spatial and environmental data. The project will develop datasets, adding into the EOSC catalogues.

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The Skills4EOSC Competence Centre network will drive the co-creation of harmonised trainer accreditation pathways, academic and professional curricula and skills quality assurance, recognition frameworks, and learning material creation methodologies.

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