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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France

Couperin is an academic consortium, it includes more than 270 universities, research organizations, high schools, the national library, academic hospitals and others institutions. The consortium negotiates with publishers the prices and conditions of access to scientific publications for the benefit of its members. It promotes open science and has developed an expertise, it supports open access initiatives (journals, platforms and repositories), organize training to develop open science skills.  

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Netherlands

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Finland

CSC is a non-profit state enterprise with special tasks. As part of the national research system, we develop, integrate and provide high-quality information technology services and ensure that Finland remains at the forefront of development. CSC has an important role as an instrument for steering and developing the Ministry of Education and Culture's education, science and cultural policy.

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Netherlands

DANS is the Dutch national centre of expertise and repository for research data. We help researchers make their data available for reuse. This allows researchers to use the data for new research and makes published research verifiable and reproducible. With more than 150,000 datasets and a staff of 60, DANS is one of the leading repositories in Europe. DANS is an institute of KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and NWO (Dutch Research Council). 

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Germany

The DFG as the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany serves all areas of science and the humanities by funding research projects and facilitating national and international collaboration. It devotes special attention to the advancement and training of early career researchers. DFG promotes gender equality and advises parliaments and public interest institutions on scientific matters. It fosters relations between the research community and society and the private sector.

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Germany

DESY has committed to fundamental research into the structure and functioning of matter, preparing the knowledge base necessary for the world of tomorrow. The research centre is making a unique and important contribution to the development of our society’s future. Our responsibility, however, is to remain continuously aware of the values and work ethos we seek to pursue in the fulfillment of these goals and obligations.

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France

The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) enhances and supports digitally-enabled research and teaching across the arts and humanities. As a distributed research infrastructure, DARIAH relies on interconnected infrastructural nodes spread across Europe in 19 member countries that together provide a sustainable portfolio of tools and services as well as a network of people and knowledge for the arts and humanities research communities.

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United Kingdom

Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities at key points along the full cycle of research. They invest in, nurture and support innovative businesses and technologies that make all parts of the research process more open, efficient and effective.

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Germany

The German Climate Computing Center is a national service facility and a major partner for climate research. High performance computers, data storage and services form the central research infrastructure for simulation-based climate science in Germany.

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Netherlands

The EGI Foundation enables the EGI Federation to serve international research and innovation. The EGI Federation is an international e-infrastructure providing advanced computing and data analytics for research and innovation. For more than a decade, the federation has been delivering large-scale data analysis capabilities to thousands of researchers covering all scientific disciplines. The EGI Federation provides technical and non-technical services, including integrated and secure distributed high throughput and cloud computing, storage and data management services, consultancy and support, training and co-development. The EGI Federation's mission is to deliver open solutions for advanced computing and data analytics in research and innovation. This mission is pursued by coordinating and provisioning an international federated infrastructure that pools together service providers from both the public and private sector in Europe to develop, integrate and deliver digital services for compute- and data-intensive research and innovation. As an open initiative with a global outlook, the EGI Federation also connects service providers beyond Europe following the collaboration needs of the served communities.

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Italy

An international research centre, specialized in generating high-quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and applying it in materials and life sciences. The light sources Elettra and FERMI supply light to more than 30 experimental stations producing 1 PB of scientific data per year.

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Netherlands

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. Today, Elsevier provides a new generation of platforms and digital solutions for strategic research management, R&D, clinical decision support, professional education, e.g. ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey. Elsevier publishes e-books, reference works and over 2,500 journals, incl. The Lancet, and Cell.

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Spain

Red.es is the Spanish Government Agency in charge of promoting digital transformation. For this purpose, Red.es, among other tasks, manages RedIRIS, the Spanish National Research and Education Network (NREN). RedIRIS provides advanced connectivity services, as well as other ICT services (including security, AAI, cloud services and others) to over 500 academic and scientific institutions,such as universities and research centres. RedIRIS is a member of GÉANT, the association of European NRENs.

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United Kingdom

The European Social Survey is an academically led survey of social attitudes and behaviours, undertaken every two years in over 30 European countries. Its first round took place in 2002. It provides vital information to academics, policy makers and others on patterns of social attitude formation, stability and change across Europe.

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Switzerland

Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-​mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. Our university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-​day Switzerland created it as a centre of innovation and knowledge. At ETH Zurich, students discover an ideal environment for independent thinking, researchers a climate which inspires top performance. Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering effective solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow.