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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Finland

The EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure (or EUDAT CDI) is one of the largest infrastructures of integrated data services and resources supporting research in Europe. It is sustained by a network of more than 20 European research organisations, data and computing centres. This infrastructure and its services have been developed in close collaboration with over 50 research communities spanning across many different scientific disciplines and involved at all stage of the design process. The EUDAT CDI supports the vision of the European Open Science Cloud offering open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines.

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Germany

EURAMET e. V. is the European Association of National Metrology Institutes. The science of measurement, metrology, is vital for scientific research, trade and industry, and our daily lives. Modern society could not function without it. EURAMET coordinates research in measurement across Europe to enable the high accuracy, low uncertainty measurements that society requires. For more than a decade we have implemented metrology research programmes jointly funded by member states and the EU.

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United Kingdom

ECMWF is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 Member and Co-operating States. It is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing global numerical weather predictions and other data for its Member and Co-operating States and the broader community. The Centre has one of the largest supercomputer facilities and meteorological data archives in the world. ECMWF operates the Atmosphere Monitoring and Climate Change Services of the EU Copernicus Programme.

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Switzerland

The objectives when founded in 1976 were: to advance international co-operation and dissemination of information in Medical Informatics on a European basis; to promote high standards in the application of medical informatics; to promote research and development in medical informatics; to encourage high standards in education in medical informatics; to function as the autonomous European Regional Council of IMIA.

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https://efmi.org

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Finland

The EMS is the umbrella organization of almost all European Mathematical Societies. The EMS is the owner of the publishing house EMS Press which has recently transformed all its journals to the Subscribe-to-Open Model. EMS is also a partner in publishing the open Encyclopedia Mathematics, the European Digital Math Library and the reference journal Zentralblatt Open.

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Switzerland

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world’s leading laboratory for particle physics. It provides a unique range of particle accelerator facilities enabling research at the forefront of human knowledge. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the universe is made of and how it works. Founded in 1954, CERN now has 23 Member States as well as other nations from around the globe contributing to and participating in its research programmes. The Laboratory has become a prime example of international collaboration, uniting people from all over the world to push the frontiers of science and technology for the benefit of all.

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France

The European Science Foundation (ESF) is a non-governmental, internationally-oriented, non-profit association established in France in 1974.  ESF is committed to promoting the highest quality science in Europe to drive progress in research and innovation.

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France

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) is the world's most intense X-ray source and a centre of excellence for fundamental and innovation-driven research in condensed and living matter science. Located in Grenoble, France, the ESRF owes its success to the international cooperation of 22 partner nations, of which 13 are Members and 9 are Associates.

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Belgium

The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation. Through continuous interaction with a range of other European and international organisations, EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard.

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Germany

FAIR-DI works in a similar spirit as that behind the building up and advancing the internet, it is now urgent to build a reliable infrastructure for data from basic sciences and engineering. This is being said for many years, e.g. at the launch of the NOMAD Laboratory in 2015. And this is where the association FAIR-DI sets in, FAIR-DI will help to build a worldwide data infrastructure for big data from material science, engineering, and astronomy that follows the FAIR principles.

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Luxembourg

The FNR is the main funder of research activities in Luxembourg. We invest public funds and private donations into research projects in various branches of science and the humanities, with an emphasis on selected core strategic areas. We support and coordinate activities to strengthen the link between science and society and to raise awareness for research.

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Belgium

The Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) is a Public Utility Foundation. It supports fundamental and strategic scientific research as well as research infrastructure, stimulates international cooperation and promotes equal opportunity. The evaluation is carried out by national and international experts on an inter-university basis.
FWO is a member of the Flemish Research Data Network (FRDN) and Flemish Open Science Board (FOSB), and hosts its coordination hub.

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Germany

Shaping change: This is what drives us at Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association with roughly 6,400 employees, we conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. We combine natural and engineering sciences in the fields of information, energy, and the bioeconomy with specialist expertise in high-performance computing and we also use unique scientific infrastructure.

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Greece

The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) was founded in 1983. It is one of the largest research centres in Greece with well-organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research institution worldwide. FORTH reports to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Development and Investments. FORTH conducts specialized scientific research in strategic high-added-value sectors, focusing on interdisciplinary research and development (R&D) activities in areas of major scientific, societal and economic interest.

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Portugal

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia is the Portuguese public agency that supports science, technology and innovation, in all scientific domains, under the responsibility of the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education. FCT was founded in 1997, succeeding the Junta Nacional de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (JNICT). Since March 2012, FCT has coordinated public policies for the Information and Knowledge Society in Portugal, after the integration of the Knowledge Society Agency-UMIC. In October 2013, FCT took over the attributions and responsibilities of the Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN), [Foundation for National Scientific Computation].