EGI is proud to be a partner of the European Open Science Cloud for Research Pilot project (EOSCpilot). The two-year-long project kicked off in January 2017 and lays the foundation for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), as described by the European Commission.
Led by STFC and involving 33 partners across Europe, the project will engage with stakeholders to build the skills and trust necessary for an open approach to scientific research and develop a series of science demonstrators with existing communities and infrastructure.
Another aim of the EOSCpilot project is to understand and address the barriers that stop European research from fully tapping into the potential of data. To improve interoperability between data infrastructures, the project will engage different scientific and economic domains, countries and governance models and will demonstrate how resources can be shared even when they are very large and complex.
The science demonstrators developed by EOSCpilot are key to the success of the project. They represent the early adopters of EOSC and are selected to integrate diverse services and infrastructure to demonstrate in different scientific domains.
EGI is leading the Service Pilots task within the project. This task uses the expertise from existing services to analyse the requirements of science demonstrators and to identify any technical gaps. EGI is uniquely positioned to do this thanks to our team’s experience in service delivery, our diverse scientific community and links with other e-infrastructures (such as EUDAT and GÉANT).
During the first year of the project, EOSCpilot has been working with the first round of scientific demonstrators, and is currently selecting the next round. The first scientific demonstrators give a good idea of the broad range of communities and technologies that the project is working with:
For more information about EGI’s work with the EOSCpilot please contact Matthew Viljoen at firstname.lastname@example.org.