About EOSCpilot

EOSCpilot Objectives:

The EOSCpilot project will support the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). It will:

  • Propose and trial the governance framework for the EOSC and contribute to the development of European open science policy and best practice;
  • Develop a number of demonstrators functioning as high-profile pilots that integrate services and infrastructures to show interoperability and its benefits in a number of scientific domains; and
  • Engage with a broad range of stakeholders, crossing borders and communities, to build the trust and skills required for adoption of an open approach to scientific research.

These actions will build on and leverage already available resources and capabilities from research infrastructure and e-infrastructure organisations to maximise their use across the research community.

  • Reduce fragmentation between data infrastructures by working across scientific and economic domains, countries and governance models, and
  • Improve interoperability between data infrastructures by progressing and demonstrating how data and resources can be shared even when they are large and complex and in varied formats.

The EOSCpilot project will improve the ability to preserve and reuse data resources and provide an important step towards building a dependable open innovation environment where data from publicly funded research is always open and there are clear incentives and rewards for the sharing of data and resources.





EOSCpilot Specific Objectives:

Governance Objective

To design and trial a stakeholder-driven governance framework with the involvement of research communities, research institutions, research infrastructures including e-infrastructures, and research funding bodies, to shape and oversee future development of the European Open Science Cloud.

Policy Objective

To establish the policy environment required for the effective operation, access and use of the envisioned open and trusted EOSC to foster research and science, by lowering the barriers to interaction with the EOSC.

Science Demonstrators Objective

To develop a number of Science Demonstrators in particular domains that will show the relevance and usefulness of the EOSC Services and their enabling of data reuse, and will drive the further development of the EOSC.

Services Objective

To create a number of EOSC pilot services that federate data, infrastructure and services fostering multidisciplinary research across geographical borders and across time (through data preservation).

Interoperability Objective

To define and implement specifications, interfaces, standards and processes that enable and underpin interoperability and sharing of EOSC data and infrastructures across disciplines and providers.

Skills Objective

To develop common standards and assessment frameworks to ensure that organisations and individuals are motivated to develop the capabilities and competencies that the EOSC will rely on, and to develop an EOSC education and training strategy and coordinate its delivery.

Community Engagement Objective
To identify and bring together, through an effective engagement and communication strategy plan, the major groups of stakeholders from the scientific research, private and public sectors coupled with supporting the project through an effective communication and outreach strategy based around results oriented content.


Who is involved?


The EOSCpilot project gathers a consortium of 33 pan-European organisations & 15 third parties covering a range of disciplines and organisations working together to develop a European-wide governance framework for a pan-European “trusted virtual environment with free, open and seamless services for data storage, management, analysis, sharing and re-use, across disciplines”.
To learn more about the organisations contributing to EOSCpilot, visit Consortium