The EU Commission describes its plans for establishing a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in its Communication "European Cloud Initiative – Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe" dated 19 April 2016. The political aim is to give Europe a global lead in scientific data infrastructures in order to ensure that European scientists reap the full benefits of data-driven science.
The EOSC is designed to create an open and secure virtual environment in which scientific data can be stored, managed and analysed free of charge. In order to do this, existing e-infrastructures will be federated across borders and scientific disciplines and brought to a first-class standard. This requires high-performance computing capacities, high-speed broadband networks and leading-edge data and software services to be established and harmonised.
The EOSC will also provide benefits to those researchers who make their data available for reuse as part of the Open Research Data Pilot. The development of the EOSC is also promoted through Horizon 2020 projects in the field of e-infrastructures.
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