With researchers and other project stakeholders as co-designers, EOSC Future will establish a trusted platform for open science and FAIR data, resources and services in all scientific disciplines. The EOSC 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:
We want to deliver a European Open Science Cloud that can respond to researchers’ evolving needs while keeping up with technological advances and the wider policy landscape. That is why we have structured our work around six thematic pillars.
POLICY AND STRATEGY
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.
TECHNOLOGY & INTEROPERABILITY
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.
CO-DEVELOPMENT & PROCUREMENT
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.
SKILLS & TRAINING
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.