EOSC (The European Open Science Cloud) is a complicated beast. The vision to build an ecosystem of interoperable data and services, enabling cross-border, interdisciplinary and open research is beautiful in its simplicity. The reality of implementing this vision however is incredibly complex. At the EOSC Symposium 2021, a number of representatives of different communities shared their honest reflections, concerns and hopes for the EOSC with the intention to generate further discussion and community inputs to help us achieve the vision.
On 21 June 2017, the European Commission set-up the new High Level Expert Group European Open Science Cloud. Its mission is to advise the Commission on the measures needed to implement the European Open Science Cloud.
The new group, chaired by Silvana Muscella (Trust-IT Services), is composed of ten high-level experts from different European countries and two third-countries (Australia and US). Together, they have a complementary set of expertise related to various key aspects of the set-up of scientific data clouds, including standardisation, certification, procurement, delivery of federated services, business models, management, governance and funding of national and European research data infrastructures and e-Infrastructures.