Through co-design with scientists and stakeholders, EOSC Future will establish a trusted platform with open and FAIR data, resources and services for all scientific disciplines. The platform will also seamlessly integrate existing data and services from science communities, research infrastructures and e-infrastructures. Via a single sign-on system, European researchers will thus have access to interoperable resources and support to manage the full lifecycle of their data.
EOSC Future will provide a user-friendly environment for:
The platform will support diverse scientific workflows with services that facilitate such workflows and that help users discover, manage, process and analyse data.
This way, EOSC Future wants to help make EU research:
EOSC Future is structured around six thematic pillars:
Policy and strategy insights will allow us to make sure our EOSC environment is built on the foundations of previous EOSC projects while aligning with shifting stakeholder needs. EOSC Future will also provide inputs on key issues such as the strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the EOSC Partnership.
Our tech experts will ensure interoperability between the different EOSC functionalities and resources that will be onboarded, while keeping in step with technological developments. They will also ensure that EOSC Future aligns with the needs of users and scientific communities and can respond to changing needs and contexts.
In collaboration with the EOSC Science Clusters, the EOSC Future project will implement five research projects that address pressing societal challenges and complex scientific problems. These projects will emphasise the value of FAIR data and open science and will showcase how EOSC can support excellent and cross-disciplinary research.
Onboarding services are crucial to the innovation and sustainability of an EOSC. That is why we will work to connect resource providers, catalogues, and other resources to the virtual environment. At the same time, we will onboard and procure public and private-sector services to create a rich and diverse EOSC environment.
To train both users and providers to make the most of the EOSC environment, we will establish an EOSC Knowledge Hub. The Hub will build a network of expert trainers, and catalogue existing support materials while developing new training courses and documents.
User input and co-creation will be hugely important in creating an EOSC environment that is fit-for-purpose and intuitive to use. That is why we will regularly consult the EOSC community and a pool of test users to collect inputs and feedback on the services and tools we develop.
Researchers can access a rich set of EOSC resources via the EOSC Portal, including some regional and thematic ones. They can also use a rich and diverse set of services, such as requesting resources through the INFRAEOSC-07 projects.
Researchers can request access to centrally funded resources from multiple locations as the project improves its integration functions and enables sharing between portals.
Researchers can access a full spectrum of the available resources, from several funding streams and commercial sources. They can search data based on their recomposability and discover new resources through smart, personalised recommendations. Users have access to services that support the full lifecycle of data processing, storage, and analysis, including a growing number of end-to-end workflows.
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