CALL: IMPLEMENTING THE EUROPEAN OPEN SCIENCE CLOUD
Call identifier: H2020-INFRAEOSC-2018-2020 Publication date: 27 October 2017
Call summary and aims
This call will achieve the vision put forward by the European Cloud Initiative[[COM(2016) 178 final]] and it will make the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) a reality. In order to realise an EOSC that truly supports interdisciplinary research and Open Science, a new pan-European model for research data and related services that is both scalable and flexible needs to be put in place, so that it can be adapted to the emerging needs of the scientific community and support the whole research data lifecycle. The new model will build on a pan-European service access mechanism – the EOSC hub[[EOSC hub refers to the single entry access mechanism to EOSC services that will be provided by the successful proposal resulting from the call EINFRA-12-2017.]] – providing access primarily to public e-infrastructure services supplied at national, regional and institutional levels. The Call will support the setup of an appropriate governance for such a relevant endeavour, which takes into account the outcomes of previous efforts and the active contribution of all scientific stakeholders. The Call will ensure strong positioning of EOSC in the context of similar initiatives in other world regions to enhance and ‘open to the world’ international collaboration.
The Call will develop the EOSC ecosystem providing all European researchers with seamless[[Work on interoperability will take in due consideration the European Interoperability Framework.]], non-discriminatory and secure access to public and commercial services and appropriate access modalities to a wider user community like industry, public sector, citizen scientists, etc. Capacity building for this ecosystem, in particular concerning storage, computing, software and other resources and services, could in the future allow piloting of innovative financial schemes and/or consider pan-European joint procurement facilitated by the EOSC governance - and implemented in close conjunction with the funders - for aggregation of demand. The coordination between national initiatives aiming at making data FAIR[[Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable]] as well as the connection[[As indicated in the European Cloud Initiative Communication “The Commission will work with Member States to connect the priority European research infrastructures to the European Open Science Cloud”. This will include the federation of the priority European research infrastructures with and accessibility through the EOSC.]] to the EOSC of priority European Research Infrastructures, in particular the ESFRI ones, will provide access from the EOSC entry point, to a wealth of services and curated resources in a wide range of scientific domains.
09 January 2018 15:36
Please be informed that the call opening for the subtopic INFRAEOSC-05-2018-2019 (CSA) has been postponed to 08/02/2018 and the call deadline to 19/06/2018
- 05 December 2017 00:30 The submission session is now available for: INFRAEOSC-01-2018(RIA)
- 05 December 2017 00:30 The submission session is now available for: INFRAEOSC-04-2018(RIA)
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