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

GENCI, a large-scale Research Infrastructure and national operator, in charge of providing High-Performance Computing (HPC) and data processing facilities, has the mission, at national and European level, to develop and promote the use of HPC associated with Artificial Intelligence for the benefit of French academic and industrial open research communities. This includes also SMEs having access to a dedicated program called SIMSEO.

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Austria

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) was founded in 1811. Seven faculties offer 18 bachelors and 33 masters study programmes (of which 16 are in English) across all technology and natural science disciplines. Doctoral training is organised in 14 English-speaking doctoral schools. The university has more than 13,000 students, and a staff of 3,629. TU Graz takes a proactive approach to digital transformation in all parts of the university’s operations.

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Belgium

Hasselt University is an independent university which is regionally anchored and has a pronounced international orientation. The university stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields (electronic materials, ICT, life sciences, clean tech, biostatistics, traffic safety and mobility, open innovation and small businesses) and active engagement in innovation and entrepreneurship. The overall objective is combining academic excellence with economic and social relevance.

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Ireland {Republic}

HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, providing Internet connectivity and associated ICT shared services across all levels of the Irish education and research system.

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France

Ifremer, French National Institute for Ocean Science, is a French public scientific and technological institution that works for exploring, understanding and predicting the ocean. Its missions are : 1) conduct research in oceanography, geosciences and biology, living resources and economy 2) support public policy in marine domains s and contribute scientific culture and expertise to decision-makers and citizens, 2) work with industrial and economic players on innovations.

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France

The French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) is a French biomedical and public health research institution. Inserm is the leading European academic biomedical research institution, and with nearly 12,000 publications a year; is second in the world only to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to the 2016 ranking by Thomson-Reuters, Inserm is also the world’s 9th most innovative public research organization.

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France

Inria is the French national research institute for digital science and technology. In 200 project teams, most of which are shared with major research universities, more than 3,500 researchers and engineers explore new paths, often in an interdisciplinary manner and in collaboration with industrial partners to meet ambitious challenges. Inria supports the diversity of innovation pathways: from open-source software publishing to the creation of technological startups (Deeptech).

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Moldova

IDSI focus areas include Open Science, OA, e-Infrastructure development, scientometric & webometric studies. IDSI provides researchers with relevant tools and certified services enabling OS. Our core services: ACADEMICA e-Infrastructure (Gigabit network interconnecting all national R&D institutions), National Bibliometric Instrument IBN (OA repository of publications from national scientific journals and conference proceedings since 1993) and STIU.md (national portal for research information).

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Armenia

IIAP is a leading research and technology development institute of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia in a domain of applied mathematics and informatics, implementing ICT in areas of science and technology, in a different state and societal programs. IIAP operates the Armenian e-infrastructure, which is a complex national IT infrastructure consisting of both networking (ASNET-AM NREN, www.asnet.am) and distributed computing infrastructures.

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Poland

Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center provides access to a world-class e-Infrastructure (network, HPC, DATA and cloud) for the scientific community, a specific research and development environment – Digital Science – for proof of concept projects and prototyping or large-scale pilots. Another branch of our activity is in the Digital Industry, which is focused on the creation of innovations based on Information and Communication Technologies. Equally important is our work for Social Innovation.

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Poland

Studying geophysical processes for better understanding of the mechanisms controlling the Earth’s system and risk management. Working for the benefit of society and economic development. Development and maintenance of strategic research infrastructure. Geophysical monitoring. Training future leaders. Research Areas: Anthropogenic and natural geohazard & environmental anthropopresion; Geosystem processes; Earth structure & georesources; Climate change & polar regions.

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Serbia

The Institute of Physics Belgrade (IPB), a National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, is a first-class research institution dedicated to the study of physics and related disciplines. The research conducted at the IPB into the fundamental mechanisms of nature is of immense value to the scientific, educational, cultural, and overall socio-economic development of Serbia. Founded in 1961, the Institute of Physics Belgrade was a product of a surge in physics research in post-WW2 Yugoslavia. By developing a network of allies and collaborators, the IPB has launched, strengthened, and supported numerous laudable initiatives in Serbia and the wider region. The Institute hosts four national centres of excellence and was a principal partner in a large number of national fundamental research projects, as well as projects of technological development. IPB is recognized today in Serbia as a leading national research institution, in the region as a centre of excellence, and in Europe and globally as a trustworthy partner and a relevant research centre.

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Romania

The National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics (ICI Bucharest) is the most important Institute for R&D and Innovation in ICT in Romania. ICI’s mission is to consolidate its position and to develop scientific and technological support in its domain of excellence. Main R&D areas: Cloud Computing; Advanced management and analysis of big data; Smart environments, IoT-Edge-Cloud based services; Cyber security, Cyber diplomacy; Critical Infrastructure Protection.

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United Kingdom

Instruct-ERIC is a pan-European distributed research infrastructure making high-end technologies and methods in structural biology available to users. Our aim is to promote innovation in biomedical science. Instruct-ERIC is comprised of 14 Member Countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom, one member International Organisation: EMBL and one Observer Country: Greece.
 

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Italy

INAF promotes, realizes and coordinates, also within the framework of European Union programs and international organizations, research activities in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, in collaboration with universities and with other public and private entities. It designs and develops innovative technologies and instrumentation for the study and exploration of the Cosmos. It favours the dissemination of scientific culture at the Society.