EOSCpilot - Project details (EOSCpilot)

The European Open Science Cloud for Research Pilot Project


The EOSCpilot project will support the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) as described in the recent EC Communication on European Cloud Initiatives.

  • It will establish the governance framework for the EOSC and contribute to the development of European open science policy and best practice;
  • at the same time, it will develop a number of demonstrators functioning as high-profile pilots that integrate services and infrastructures to show interoperability and its benefits 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 e-infrastructure 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 by reducing fragmentation between data infrastructures by working across scientific and economic domains, countries and governance models, and by improving interoperability between data infrastructures by progressing and demonstrating how data and resources can be shared even when they are large and complex and in varied formats.

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

SUB Göttingen participates in the workpackage of Engagement and communication (WP8), whose aim is to identify and bring together the major groups of the EOSCpilot stakeholders, from the scientific research, private and public sector, coupled with supporting the project through a 24-months communication and outreach strategy.

SUB Göttingen will lead the subtask 8.1.1, which is related to the engagement with the broader scientific community and organizing two workshops to raise the awareness of the Cloud services, locally and at international events.



Project staff at the SUB Göttingen

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Former project staff of the SUB Göttingen

Ilaria Fava