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

The French research institute for the sustainable development (IRD) is a French public institution. It has an original approach to research, expertise, training and knowledge sharing for the benefit of territories and countries that make science and innovation one of the first drivers of their development. Its priorities are in line with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations.  

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Switzerland

Launched by scientists in 2007, Frontiers was the first entirely online open access scholarly publisher and open science platform. Today, Frontiers is a fast-growing and disruptive open access publisher and open science platform. Frontiers delivers high-quality open-access, rigorously peer-reviewed publications via its AI-powered open science platform. Frontiers’ 79 gold open-access journals have published over 150’000 peer-reviewed articles to date.

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Spain

CRG is a multidisciplinary research centre in biomedicine, focused on understanding the complexity of life from the genome to the cell to a whole organism and its interaction with the environment, offering an integrated view of genetic diseases. The CRG is co-managing the European Genome-phenome Archive, in partnership with the European Bioinformatics Institute, and it integrates the national sequencing centre (CNAG-CRG), with one of the largest DNA sequencing and analysis capacities in Europe.

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Spain

SCAYLE is a non-profit entity established in 2009 by the regional goverment of Castilla y León to promote the use of ICT services in the region, in particular HPC, cloud services, and advanced networking. SCAYLE hosts one the largest Spanish supercomputers (Calendula) for research. It also manages the regional academic network (RedCAYLE) that provides access to research and academic institutions and also offers a service for data management (OpenCAYLE).

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Spain

FECYT is a public foundation under the Ministry of Science and Innovation in Spain. FECYT was founded in 2001 with the aim to strengthen the link between science and society through actions that promote open and inclusive science, scientific culture and education, responding to the needs and challenges of the Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation System.

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Spain

IdiPAZ institute concentrates on the clinical, translational and experimental research of the La Paz University Hospital, the flagship and best-valued among public-owned hospitals in Madrid. The institute harbours 55 research groups distributed in six main research areas, aimed to ensure synergies among the research groups and with the hospital wards.

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Spain

FISEVI is a non-profit organisation whose main objective is the management of health research in hospitals and public research centres in the province of Sevilla, as well as professionals who develop their care and/or research activities in them.

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Spain

CESGA is the centre of computing, high-performance communications systems, and advanced services of the Galician Scientific Community, the University academic system, and the National Scientific Research Council (CSIC). Its mission is to contribute to the advancement of Science and Technical Knowledge, by means of research and application of high-performance computing and communications, as well as other IT resources, in collaboration with other institutions, for the profit of society.

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Poland

Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT) is one of the best universities in Poland with 9 faculties, 37 fields of study, 12 disciplines, 1300 teachers and over 15k students from 70 countries. It has the right to use the prestigious logo HR Excellence in Research. GUT is the second-best research university in Poland in the competition of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education ‘Initiative of Excellence - Research University’. It is strongly involved in the development of infrastructure, tools, and services for Open Science.

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Netherlands

GÉANT is a fundamental element of Europe’s e-infrastructure, delivering the pan-European GÉANT network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation. Through its integrated catalogue of connectivity, collaboration and identity services, GÉANT provides users with highly reliable, unconstrained access to computing, analysis, storage, applications and other resources, to ensure that Europe remains at the forefront of research.

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Germany

The University of Göttingen is an internationally renowned research university. Founded in 1737 in the Age of Enlightenment, the University is committed to the values of social responsibility of science, democracy, tolerance and justice. It offers a comprehensive range of subjects across 13 faculties: in the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and medicine. With over 30,000 students and offering up to 212 Degree programmes, the University is one of the largest in Germany.

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Belgium

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. Ghent University Global Campus is also the first European university in Songdo, South Korea. Ghent University is a pluralistic university open to all, regardless of ideological, political, cultural or social background. Our credo is ‘Dare to Think’.

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Netherlands

GO FAIR FOUNDATION (GFF) is an organisation that promotes the Internet of FAIR data and services and participates in FAIR related projects. It is GFF's aim to be recognised as a neutral, trusted party with the ability to endorse and/or certify FAIR related tools and services. GFF is based in Leiden, the Netherlands and currently participates in a number of EOSC projects, like EOSC Secretariat and EOSC Nordic.

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Hungary

The Governmental Agency for IT Development (KIFU) is a public institute that provides network, computing (cloud, HPC) and other e-infrastructure services to research, educational and cultural organizations, and enables them to establish collaboration and cooperation with each other and with related organizations abroad.

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Italy

The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) is an international PhD school and a center for research and higher education in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences.