EOSCpilot's Contributions to EOSC Services

EOSCpilot has produced the first concrete proposals for what services should be included and offered in the future European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), enabled understanding of service needs through pilot services, and provided a practical roadmap for services to be included in the EOSC. 

3 Key EOSC Services Contributions


Provided the first proposal for the service architecture of EOSC

Delivered a practical, and clear roadmap for onboarding services

Piloted the first EOSC demonstrators that produced insights on service needs


EOSC Service Architecture

EOSCpilot’s Services team has delivered the first proposal on EOSC’s possible service architecture. This builds on some preliminary work, then describes the identified classes of future EOSC services. The project also touched upon ways on “how” the system can and should be developed.

The notions of “federation” and “interoperability” related to the building of this EOSC System are addressed highlighting the importance of dealing with these two concepts per-single service rather than from the perspective of EOSC as a whole.


EOSC Service Portfolio Roadmap

EOSCpilot has mapped all of the findings regarding service needs to a service portfolio roadmap. It concludes its EOSC Service Portfolio Roadmap report on key points that should be taken in to consideration by EOSC supporting projects. It ensures a continuity between currently running and future EOSC projects, to benefit the most from the initial work done by the projects that have started to pave the way to realize the European Open Science Cloud EC vision.


Recommendations from the service pilots

EOSCpilot ran 15 science demonstrators that piloted cross-infrastructure services resulting in insights for best practices and lessons learned that will be valuable in the practical implementation of the EOSC. Below are the recommendations from the Service Pilots Evaluation Report.

  1. Provide storage and data management solutions for scalable access to large data sets
  2. Allow research communities to scale-up the in-house digital infrastructure and provide adequate capacity
  3. Simplify the access to heterogeneous services
  4. Interoperability between the different AAI solution
  5. Provide and sustain human networks through competency centres of experts working with scientific application developers in close cooperation.
  6. Provide support for running standard-based workflows
  7. Integration at the level of services and e-Infrastructure providers
  8. Promote the development of FAIR services in EOSC
  9. Enable the interoperability of cross-domain services

Take a closer look at each of the 15 service pilots spanning social sciences and humanities, physical sciences, astronomy, physics, materials science, energy research, life and health sciences and environmental and earth sciences. Access the Service Pilots Evaluation Report!

Want to see the prepatory work that went into these EOSCpilot outputs outlined above? See the EOSC Service preliminary contributions now!


EOSCpilot’s impact on EOSC services

  • High-level proposal for EOSC’s service architecture that meets future user communities’ needs, providing, for the first time, a common understanding of EOSC components and services, how they relate, interact and interoperate with one another
  • Development of the EOSC service portfolio roadmap by gathering input from the existing EOSC service portfolio, known high-level user requirements and gaps from science demonstrators
  • Demonstrated how the availability of scientific data and data analysis services for European researchers can be secured and increased through a cloud provisioning through its service pilots




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