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EGI, a Key Asset for EOSC

European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an environment for hosting and processing research data to support EU science. How EGI contributes to its development?

About EOSC

The ambition of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is to develop a “Web of FAIR Data and services’ for science in Europe. EOSC will be a multi-disciplinary environment where researchers can publish, find and re-use data, tools and services, enabling them to conduct their work better. EOSC is enabled by federating existing data infrastructures and co-created in a series of funded projects and initiatives from member states and associated countries.

EGI Federation and EOSC

The services and expertise of the EGI Federation are being recognized as key assets for EOSC, especially for the Federating Core

EOSC builds on existing infrastructure and services supported by the EC, the Member States and research communities. It brings these together in a federated ‘system of systems’ approach, adding value by aggregating content and enabling services to be used together.


The EGI Federation - including the EGI Foundation and Federation participants - supports the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and is contributing to the following elements:

EGI delivers the computing platform that serves as a federated secure, and trustworthy hosting environment for European core research data exploitation across organizations, projects and national boundaries

EGI provides key components of the EOSC Core, such as the EOSC Marketplace and the EOSC Portal AAI infrastructure, service availability monitoring, usage accounting, the helpdesk, and policies and processes for the provisioning of the EOSC federated ‘web of data and services’

EGI coordinates the EOSC service portfolio and the service provider onboarding process

EGI coordinates EOSC DIH, an international and multi-partner cooperation that supports companies in easily accessing the digital technologies and services offered by the EOSC

EGI coordinates dedicated user support actions such as the EOSC Early Adopter Programme

EGI representatives co-chair or contribute to EOSC Task forces working on specific topics that are important for the realisation of EOSC

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