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Out now: Commercial services & datasets survey

November 2, 2021

Access – to data, interoperable resources, outputs – is a key pillar of the EOSC Future project. This entails making sure researchers have access to a robust collection of commercial digital services through the European Open Science Cloud. An initial portfolio of IaaS+ services is already available via the OCRE framework catalogue, making selected cloud-based services an integral component of EOSC. Moving forward, it will be important to evaluate the existing portfolio for any outstanding gaps in the provision of commercial services and datasets.

In light of the above, we are launching a commercial services survey. Researchers from all disciplines are invited to provide information on the different commercial services and datasets they use in their projects and activities.

The goal of the survey is to ensure that EOSC commercial services and datasets are not only accessible but also refined to meet the changing needs of Europe’s research communities.

Rapid, essential feedback

The survey questions are framed around 3 categories of commercial datasets and services:

  • cloud-based digital services (e.g. compute, AI, developer tools, containers, analytics)
  • commercial datasets
  • development of new services involving research-focused SMEs.

The survey will only take you 10 minutes to complete.

Have a say in EOSC’s portfolio of commercial digital services

Based on survey feedback, it will be possible to determine whether these services are already available via EOSC, if they can be improved or, alternatively, could be added to the EOSC commercial services portfolio.

Looking ahead, your input can have implications for the strategic enhancement and uptake of services via EOSC.


The survey will be open until 25 November 2021.

Make your voice heard. Complete the commercial services survey here: https://eosc-portal.eu/commerical-service-survey