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EOSC-hub: Cineca is partner of the new EC-funded project

26 January 2018

The EC-funded project EOSC-hub started on January 1st 2018, bringing together an extensive group of national and international service providers to create the Hub: a central contact point for European researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research.

The consortium of 100 partners from more than 50 countries will develop the vision of the Hub as the integration and management system of the future European Open Science Cloud. The EOSC-hub project mobilises providers from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and other major European research infrastructures to deliver a common catalogue of research data, services and software for research.

For researchers, this will mean a broader access to services supporting their scientific discovery and collaboration across disciplinary and geographical boundaries.

EOSC-hub will significantly reduce the fragmentation of the IT facilities and digital tools in Europe. By bringing together a broad range of services from general and domain-specific research digital infrastructures under a common integration and operation layer, the EOSC-hub will foster new modes of working for collaborative research to deliver trusted services.

EOSC-hub will liaise closely with OpenAIRE Advance, a project set up to support the Open Access/Open Data mandates in Europe.

Cineca joined the EOSC-hub project as partner of the EUDAT2020’s infrastructure and has an important role in the project: it is member of the Project Management Board and leader of Work Package 7 (Thematic Services), member of Task 3.2 for the engagement of project stakeholders, leader of Task 4.2 Order and customer management, leader of Task 6.4 Data and metadata management, member of Marine and EPOS Competence Centres, member of Task 9.1/9.2/9.3 for the enabling of Business Pilots and services commercialization and member of the Technology Committee and of the Work Package Provisioning of data services and resources through Virtual Access.

The EOSC-hub project (full title: Integrating and managing services for the European Open Science Cloud) will run for 36 months, through to December 2020 with funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 777536.