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The European Open Science Cloud for Research Pilot Project

Topic:  INFRADEV-04-2016

Type of Action: RIA

Duration: 24

Start date: 1st January 2017

Grant agreement: 739563


Total request Grant by Consortium: €9,953,067.50

Total request Grant by BBMRI-ERIC: €78,405.00

Linked Third Parties/BBMRI-ERIC Framework Agreement: none

Benefit/tasks for BBMRI-ERIC: Development and piloting of policies of medical data sharing as a part of European Open Science Cloud.




Lead by  Science  and  Technology  Facilities  Council:  The  EOSCpilot  pro- ject will support the first phase in the development of the  European  Open  Science Cloud (EOSC) as described in the EC Communication on European Cloud Initiatives [2016].

  • It will establish the governance framework for the EOSC and contribute to the devel- opment of European open science policy and best practice;
  • It will develop a number of pilots that integrate services and infrastructures to demon- strate interoperability in a number of scientific domains; and
  • It will engage with a broad range of stakeholders, crossing borders and communities, to build the trust and skills required for adoption of an open approach to scientific research.

These actions will build on and leverage already available resources and capabilities from research infrastructure and einfrastructure organisations to maximise their use across the research community. The EOSCpilot project will address some of the key reasons why European research is not yet fully tapping into the potential of data. In particular, it will:

  • reduce fragmentation between data infrastructures by working across scientific and economic domains, countries and governance models, and
  • improve interoperability between data infrastructures by demonstrating how data and resources can be shared even when they are large and complex and in varied formats.

In this way, the EOSC pilot project will improve the ability to reuse data resources and pro- vide an important step towards building a dependable open-data research environment where data from publicly funded research is always open and there are clear incentives and rewards for the sharing of data and resources.

List of Participants

Science And Technology Facilities Council, CSC-Tieteen Tieto- tekniikan Keskus Oy, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Wissenschaften Ev, Eu- ropean Molecular Biology Laboratory, Surfsara BV, Stichting EGI, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique CNRS, Karlsruher Institut Für Technologie, The University of Edin- burgh, Stichting Liber, Trust-It Services Limited, Athena Research And Innovation Center In Information Communication & Knowledge Technologies, Jisc Lbg, Partnership For Ad- vanced Computingin Europe Aisbl, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Stiftung Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Desy, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional De Su- percomputacion, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingenstiftung Offentlichen Rechts, Konink- lijke Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschappen – KNAW, ICOS ERIC, GEANT Vereniging, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Biobanks And Biomolecular Resources Research Infra- structure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC), European Spallation Source ERIC, Natural Environ- ment Research Council, European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmBH, ECRIN Eu- ropean Clinical Research Infrastructure Network, The University of Manchester United, Pin Soc.Cons. A R.L. – Servizi Didattici e Scientifici Per l’Universita di Firenze, Commis- sariat A L Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives, Consorzio Interuniversitario Cineca

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