The implementation of EOSC is based on a long-term process of alignment and coordination pursued by the Commission since 2015. This has involved a diverse range of stakeholders across the European research landscape.
In the initial phase of implementation (2018-2020) the European Commission invested around €250 million to prototype components of the EOSC through calls for projects under Horizon 2020. The European Commission also launched an interim EOSC Governance to prepare the strategic orientations for the EOSC implementation post-2020.
The current phase of implementation (2021-2030), is taking place in the context of the European Co-programmed Partnership for EOSC launched at the Research and Innovation Days 2021.
The Work Programme and priorities are defined according to the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which is co-developed with the entire EOSC community.
EOSC is transitioning to a more stakeholder-driven approach with a shared vision, common objectives and complementary contributions at European, national and institutional levels.
A co-investment (with in-kind and financial contributions) by the EU and non-EU partners of at least €1 billion is foreseen through 2027. The EOSC Association and the Commission are engaged in a process to define the EOSC evolution and operations post-2027, including considerations of governance, funding and the future of the EOSC Partnership.
Source: European Commission
The European Open Science Cloud will enable researchers to find, create, share and reuse all forms of digital knowledge – such as publications, data and software – leading to new insights and innovations, higher research productivity and improved reproducibility in science. To successfully support the digital transformation of science, this important Partnership must involve all actors – the research communities, our Universities and research institutions, service providers as well as our Member States.
Mariya Gabriel, former European Commissioner of Innovation, Research, Culture, Education & Youth