The EOSC-synergy project started this September. The main objective is to extend EOSC coordination in the project’s nine participating countries by harmonizing policies and federating national research e-Infrastructures, scientific data and thematic services, bridging the gap between national initiatives and EOSC.
The team is composed of experts from leading research organizations, infrastructure providers, NRENs and user communities from Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Netherlands, United Kingdom and France.
The consortium is fully committed to the EOSC vision and already involved in related activities at national and international level. And, equally important, the team has a track-record of joint work in previous initiatives, dating back to pioneer reference e-Infrastructure distributed computing projects, that consolidated as EGI Foundation.
EOSC-synergy will add new capabilities to EOSC by opening national thematic services to European access, expanding the EOSC offer in the Environment, Climate Change, Earth Observation and Life Sciences. This will be supported by an expansion of the capacity through the federation of compute, storage and data resources aligned with the EOSC and FAIR policies and practices.
Examples include services for:
And also, more data repositories, such as:
EOSC-synergy will also actively build the EOSC compute and storage capacity with the integration of national resources from the participating countries to the scale of:
The consortium has as solid background in software development, built over many years of development, deployment and support to a wide range of scientific communities. The core consortium partners is part of the INDIGO-Datacloud Software Collaboration Agreement, and thus share a long history of cooperation in developing production-level software to support advanced science needs.
EOSC-synergy will also increase the quality standards of the scientific applications integrated in EOSC. This will be done by implementing a quality-driven approach to service integration that will promote the convergence and alignment towards EOSC standards and best practices. This will be complemented by the expansion of the EOSC training and education capabilities through the introduction of an on-line platform aimed at boosting the development of EOSC skills and competences.
EOSC-synergy complements on-going activities in EOSC-hub and other related projects liaising national bodies and infrastructures with other upcoming governance, data and national coordination projects.