Following a major effort by the European Commission, the Member States and the scientific community, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) was launched on 23 November 2018 to provide a safe environment for researches to store, analyse and re-use data for research, innovation and educational purposes
The Commission presented the governance structure and the portal to EU science ministers and future users at an Austrian EU Presidency conference in Vienna.
The launch of the portal, enabling access to the first sets of services and resources, is a major step towards completing the EOSC by 2020. This universal entry point has the potential to help 1.7 million researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, humanities and social sciences to access a growing volume of open data and other resources from a wide range of national, regional and institutional public research infrastructures in Europe.
Under Horizon 2020, €600 million has been allocated to setting up the European Open Science Cloud by 2020. Efforts to make the EOSC federated infrastructure more inclusive, covering all phases of the research cycle and all scientific communities, will go hand-in-hand with initiatives to widen its user base to the public and private sector.
More information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/commission-launches-european-open-science-cloud-2018-nov-23_en