General Assembly

The Association is comprised of Members and Observers.

Members and Observers must:

  • Be a legal entity established in accordance with the laws and customs of the country of origin or be constituted as an intergovernmental organisation pursuant to an international treaty in accordance with principles of international law. They cannot be a department of national governments or ministries;
  • Confirm in writing that they embrace and endorse the vision of the Association and adhere to its values;
  • Have a substantial and significant interest in, and potential contribution to or impact on, EOSC;
  • Fall into one or more of the following categories of organisations: a. Research funding organisation; b. Research performing organisation; c. Service providing organisation; d. Other organisation.

All Members should have a presence in an EU Member State or Associated Country, or any other country associated with the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Observers may be established outside this area. Each Member State or Associated Country that has one or more organisations that are Members of the Association may appoint one (1) Member to act as its Mandated Organisation, to represent national interests. In addition, the EIROforum is permitted to mandate one of its members to represent the views of the Forum. Mandated Organisations can fall into any member category.

The General Assembly is the supreme authority of the Association and is composed of one (1) Delegate per Member with voting rights and one (1) Representative per Observer without voting rights.

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Czech Republic

CESNET was established in 1996 by public universities and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic for the purpose of the operation and development of the e-infrastructure CESNET and realization of associated research in IT leading to the development of capacities and services of this research infrastructure. Since 2020, CESNET has been coordinating the development and operation of Czech national e-infrastructure e-INFRA CZ.

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Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, founded in 1829, conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The university has 3100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture. With scientific excellence as a basis, Chalmers promotes knowledge and technical solutions for a sustainable world through global commitment and entrepreneurship.

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Netherlands

CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) is a distributed research infrastructure that provides easy and sustainable access to digital language data (in written, spoken, or multimodal form) and a wide range of interoperable language processing services to support researchers through a single sign-on platform. The service offer addresses researchers from the social sciences and humanities, and beyond, and is enabled through a networked federation of over 50 centres. More than 20 countries have joined CLARIN ERIC as member.

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Austria

The Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA) is a research network. It promotes climate and impact research and fosters collaboration, provides society and policymakers with scientifically information. The CCCA Data Centre as one operational facility is an archive for climate data and information. The data made accessible includes observation and measurement data, scenario data, etc. We offer interoperable services for publishing and retrieving resources, providing infrastructure components.

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France

Created in 1973, the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE) brings together 216 French and foreign higher education and research institutions representing the full spectrum of higher education degrees in the Grandes écoles at Master's level and higher. The Conférence des Grandes Écoles is a think tank which values the collective expertise of its members as well as the importance of the Grandes Écoles in higher education and research.  

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France

The Conference of University Presidents (CPU) is composed of the directors of universities, national polytechnic institutes, écoles normales supérieures, grandes écoles, and research and higher education clusters. It has been representing and protecting the interests of its member institutions.

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Spain

Crue Universidades Españolas is a not-for-profit association, created in 1994, and constituted by 76 Spanish universities, 50 public and 26 private. Crue is the main point of contact for Spanish universities with our national government and other national and international institutions and organisations relevant for the Higher Education sector. Crue plays a key role in the normative developments that affect Higher Education and Research in Spain.

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Belgium

The Conseil des recteurs (CRef), created in 1990, is a consultation body that brings together the rectors of the universities of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels. Its main missions are developing exchanges between universities, collecting useful information for the institutions, undertaking studies and researches related to universities and their cooperation, and communicating and publishing data, information and results to public authorities and the wider public.

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Spain

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is a State Agency for scientific research and technological development, with distinct legal personality, its own patrimony and treasury, functional and managerial autonomy, full legal capacity and indefinite duration.

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Italy

The CNR, as a national public research body has the task of carrying out, promoting, and enhancing research in the main sectors of knowledge, pursuing the integration of disciplines and technologies; to transfer and apply the results for the scientific, cultural, technological, economic and social development of the country and to provide technical-scientific support to constitutional bodies and public administrations.

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Spain

The CSUC is a consortium of all the public universities of Catalonia, three privately-owned universities and the Government of Catalonia. CSUC provides a wide range of services to its members and to other public institutions. Those services include purchases of energy, equipment, software and academic information. CSUC also provides communication, supercomputing, cloud infrastructure and data management services.

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Spain

The Spanish Center for Pulsed Lasers was established in December 2007 as a Consortium, and as part of the implementation of the Spanish Roadmap for Unique Research and Technology Infrastructures (ICTS by its Spanish initials). The main founding objectives are: to operate a Petawatt laser, to develop ultrashort pulses technology in Spain, to make important advances in compact and intense laser technology, and to promote the use of this technology in several fields.

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Spain

The ALBA Synchrotron is a Research Infrastructure located in Cerdanyola del Vallès, (Barcelona). It is dedicated to the production of synchrotron light, and operates state-of-the-art instrumentation for the study of matter in a myriad of fields, from life science to material science. It receives more than 2000 users per year from Spain and abroad, both from the academy and the industry. Their cutting-edge experiments have an ever-increasing data production.

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Italy

GARR is the ultra-broadband network dedicated to the Italian research and education community. Its main objective is to provide high-performance connectivity and to develop innovative services for the daily activities of researchers, professors and students as well as for international collaboration. GARR network is designed and managed by Consortium GARR, a non-profit association founded under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, University and Research. The members are CNR, ENEA, INAF, INFN, INGV and CRUI Foundation, representing all Italian universities.

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Norway

CESSDA provides sustainable data services to the social sciences. It brings together social science data archives across Europe, promoting the results of social science research and supporting international research. By acquiring the status of a trust repository, Service Providers demonstrate their reliability to researchers as well as national and international research funders. CESSDA supports continuous learning and training of its Service Provider staff and the social science user community.