The EOSC Future Science Projects perform new cross-disciplinary scientific analysis based on research collaboration, demonstrating how EOSC can be used to create knowledge from inter-working research communities.
There are 10 projects in total, each implements interdisciplinary use cases involving EOSC resources and tools. Together, the Science Projects are breaking down barriers between research communities and investing in the ‘trading zones‘ between science clusters and e-Infrastructures through the marketplace. Their potential stems from the fact that:
- data, services and any other kind of research resource can be used by multiple communities across different domains
- different communities can test the same hypotheses and compare results.
The Science Projects contribute to virtual research environments for the development and modification of workflows, which have been developed in specific scientific communities — offering them to any users as well as testing the FAIRness of implementation. Project results will be discipline- and domain-agnostic and made available for use by anyone. The marketplace of services they establish will also attract private sector and industry users to EOSC.
- scientific communities
- EOSC-related entities
- stakeholders involved with relevant policy making and policy implementation
- private sector/industry
- citizen scientists
State of play
The Science Projects are underway at various stages, the most advanced are those carried out by PaNOSC and ESCAPE (more information below, under ‘Related links’).
- the projects are developing templates
- a ‘Service Integration Roadmap’ monitors the integration of research services with EOSC Core Services, prioritising the needs of the Science Projects.
This work will expand to:
- developing showcases to demonstrate how the Science Projects will use the EOSC Core and Exchange services in the end-to-end process from data collection to publication
- data exploration testbeds, for experimenting with new datasets without pre-downloads.
Key benefits/impact for EOSC
The Science Projects have been established to support excellent science and research, demonstrating the potential of cross-disciplinary research through 10 use cases.
By the end of the project:
- more than 30 scientific documents published as outcomes of TSPs