The EOSCpilot project will address some of the key reasons why European research is not yet fully tapping into the potential of data. In particular, it will:

  • 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.

EOSCpilot Specific Themes:

Governance Themes

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 Themes


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 Themes


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 Themes


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 Themes


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 Themes


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 Themes


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.