The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), a new federation of open and pan-European research data infrastructures, has been launched on 23 November 2018.
The EOSC portal will provide a virtual environment to access, store, analyse and re-use data for research, innovation and education across Europe and academic disciplines. The aim of the portal is to develop Europe's global leadership in research data management and to ensure that European scientists make full use of data-driven science.
The launch of the EOSC portal, enabling access to the first sets of services and resources, is a step towards completing the EOSC by 2020. The Commission excepts that this portal will help 1.7 million researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, humanities and social sciences to access a growing volume of open data and other resources from a wide range of national, regional and institutional public research infrastructures in Europe.
OpenAIRE-Advance provides tools and services to promote open access and open research datapolicies across Europe and guarantee that research outputs are easily accessible, linked and re-usable.
EOSC-hub brings together major EU research infrastructures to create the Hub, a single contact point to access, use & re-use a wide range of resources for advanced data-driven research.
In the development of the EOSC portal as well as in other areas of activity, these two projects are closely collaborating and building on the achievements and expertise of other Horizon 2020 projects such as European E-Infrastructure Services Gateway and EOSC-pilot.