The European Open Science Cloud


The idea of a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) took shape in 2015, as a vision of the European Commission of a large infrastructure to support and develop open science and open innovation in Europe and beyond.

The EOSC is becoming a reality. The European Open Science Cloud is envisioned by the European Commission as a supporting landscape to foster open science and open innovation: a network of organisations and infrastructures from various countries and communities that supports the open creation and dissemination of knowledge and scientific data.

The EOSC portal collects and deliver the services researchers need for their work. It is an online platform where researchers can learn about what is available, as well as access services, tools to manage data and compute & storage resources.

The EOSC secretariat addresses the set-up of an operational framework supporting the overall Governance of the EOSC. Led by a consortium of experienced and complementary partners, the project maintains a practical approach to address all the specific needs of the coordination structure expected by the EOSC.

EOSC in Belgium

The working groups of the Executive Board and nominated Belgian experts are:

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The with the prevalence of scientific data brings with it new challenges such as access to data and research results, increasing data volumes, data publication and sharing, and disciplines working in silos. Hence, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative was launched to support researchers and boost research across borders. EOSC enables data sharing, provides a trusted and open distributed environment for the scientific community, FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) data implementation.

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