Consultation on the European Open Science Cloud

The EUROPEAN OPEN SCIENCE CLOUD (EOSC), presented in the Communication on European Cloud Initiative – Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe, as a part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, aims to give Europe a global lead in scientific data infrastructures and ensure that European scientists reap the full benefits of data-driven science. EOSC will operate as a trusted, open environment for the scientific community for storing, sharing and re-using scientific data and results, supported by high-capacity cloud solutions with super-computing capacity via a European Data Infrastructure.

Horizon 2020 supports the implementation of the EOSC through Work Programmes 2016-2017 & 2018-2020. Some relevant topics include:

  • Developing EOSC, as a secure, permanent, on-demand service-driven, privacy-compliant and sustainable environment integrating/federating e-infrastructure platforms, distributed databases, computing resources and software (EINFRA-12-2017);
  • Prototyping innovative e-infrastructure platforms and services for universal discoverability of data objects and provenance, and computing with extreme large datasets (EINFRA-21-2017);
  • Providing access to commercial services through the EOSC hub, based on the aggregated demand of the scientific community, achieving efficiency and economies of scale (INFRAEOSC-01-2018);
  • Prototyping new innovative services that address relevant aspects of the research data cycle (INFRAEOSC-02-2019).

In order to finalise the last EOSC-related topic of Work Programme 2018-2020 – INFRAEOSC-03-2020, it is important to identify which activities should Horizon 2020 fund during the period 2020-2023 to consolidate and further develop the results achieved through previous topics.

So we would like to hear about your suggestions BEFORE 30 March 2018.  How?  Go to https://ec.europa.eu/futurium/en/digital4science/consultation-work-programme-2018-2020-infraeosc-03-2020 and send us your contribution.

Thank you! 

European Commission

DG CONNECT (CNECT) – Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Unit CNECT.C1 – eInfrastructure & Open Science Cloud

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