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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Italy

The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) is the Italian research agency dedicated to research in the fields of subnuclear, astroparticle, nuclear, theoretical and technological and interdisciplinary physics. INFN designs and produces, in its own laboratories and in collaboration with industry, cutting-edge technologies which often lead to useful applications in other sectors, for example, distributed computing and cloud, software applications, medical sector, cultural heritage sector.

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Italy

INGV constitutes the main permanent scientific forum in the Earth Sciences in Italy. Its mission includes scientific and technological research in seismology, volcanology, and environmental science, monitoring of geophysical phenomena, and third mission activities. INGV cooperates with universities and other national and international public and private institutions and provides services for the Civil Defence Department and the Ministry of Economic Development.

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Italy

OGS is a public research Institute operating under the aegis of the Italian Ministry of University and Research – MUR. OGS promotes, co-ordinates and carries out research in the Earth Sciences, with a particular emphasis on the development of new analytical tools and applied technologies in the fields of oceanography (under the Physical, Chemical and Biological aspects), experimental and explorative geophysics and marine geology.

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United Kingdom

Jisc is the UK's digital body for tertiary education and research. Jisc provides UK universities and colleges with shared digital infrastructure and services, such as the superfast Janet Network; it helps the sector save time and money by negotiating sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers; and it offers expert and trusted advice on digital technology for education and research, built from over 30 years’ experience.

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Greece

JNP is an innovation consulting company, committed to delivering professional services for the management of complex, interdisciplinary, multi-national, high-risk, research & technology development projects. JNP is particularly active in the Research and Electronic Infrastructures field at pan-European level, promoting the materialisation of the EOSC vision via specific support actions.

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Germany

KIT, “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, creates knowledge for the society and the environment to make significant contributions to global challenges in energy, mobility and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering, economics, humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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Sweden

Karolinska Institutet is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes. With a close relationship to the clinical milieu, well-established infrastructure and a stable financial situation, Karolinska Institutet has excellent prerequisites for sustaining high-quality research and education. The research spans the entire medical field, from basic experimental research to patient-oriented and nursing research.

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http://ki.se/

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Belgium

Founded in 1425, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. Today, it is Belgium’s highest-ranked university as well as one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. KU Leuven boast a strong international reputation for research excellence. As a comprehensive university, it pursues curiosity-driven and strategic frontier research as well as targeted and demand-driven research, all in an interdisciplinary environment.

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Belgium

The League of European Research Universities is a well-established network of research-intensive universities. We develop and disseminate our views on research, innovation and higher education through policy papers, statements, meetings and events helping to shape policy at the EU level. The League is a valued interlocutor for the European institutions and other policy stakeholders.

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Spain

LifeWatch ERIC is a European Infrastructure Consortium providing e-Science research facilities to scientists seeking to increase our knowledge and deepen our understanding of Biodiversity organisation and Ecosystem functions and services in order to support civil society in addressing key planetary challenges. It is a distributed Research e-Infrastructure seeking to address the big environmental challenges, such as the impact of Climate Change on Earth, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning.

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Czech Republic

Masaryk University (MU) is the second-largest Czech university with around 30,000 students and 4,500 staff in 10 faculties and two university Institutes. Its Institute of Computer Science is a leading national institute in the area of e-infrastructures and cybersecurity, with centre CERIT-SC, member of the national research e-infrastructure e-INFRA CZ and ELIXIR CZ research infrastructure. CERIT-SC specializes in flexible, cloud-based infrastructures, adjustable to users' needs.

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Moldova

National Agency for Research and Development is central administrative authority, which was established through the Decision no.196 from 28.02.2018 of the Government of the Republic of Moldova. NARD is performing its mission by developing national, bilateral and multilateral cooperation through JPI, ERA-Nets COFUND etc., supporting researcher’s mobility, promoting the concepts of research infrastructures, Smart Specialization, trainer technology actions, open science opportunities and serving as BHO for the EURAXESS Programme, Moldovan Scientific Diaspora members with RTDI Sector of Moldova. NARD is legal successor of rights and obligations of Center of International Projects, Agency for Innovation and Transfer Technology and Agency for Research and Development, public institutions under Academy of Sciences of Moldova. As a legal successor of activities provided by those institutions all projects (H2020 EURAXESS TOP III, Water Works JPI 2014, Water Works JPI 2015, Climate JPI 2018, EaP Plus, NCP Academy, ERANET-RUS-PLUS etc), including host activities of promotion and development of Horizon 2020 Program, are undertaken by NARD.

Key activities:

  • Implements the state policy according to the action plans approved by the Government in order to transpose the National Program in the fields of research, innovation and development as well as to align national academia sector to the European Research Area;
  • Manages the approved budget for project financing, according to the normative framework.
  • Manages national development funds and funds from bilateral and multilateral programs launched under cooperation agreements with international organizations and foundations;
  • Monitors the activity of science and technological parks and innovation incubators in which residents implement innovation and technology transfer projects, as well as the activity of their managers;
  • Facilitates the partnership between public organizations and/or private companies.
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France

The French National Centre for Scientific Research is among the world's leading research institutions. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. Internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific research, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development, as well as for the general public.

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Greece

Demokritos is today the largest multidisciplinary Research Centre of Greece with approximately 180 Researchers in tenured and tenure-track positions and over 500 Research Personnel working in projects funded mainly by grants from State Funds, the European Union and Private Industries.The Centre consists of five independent Institutes focusing on different scientific fields.
 

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Greece

GRNET provides advanced network, cloud computing and IT infrastructures and services to academic and research institutions, to educational bodies at all levels, as well as to agencies of the public, broader public and private sector. It holds a key role as the coordinator of all e-infrastructures in education and research, leveraging the educational and research activity in the country towards the development of applied and technological research. GRNET, supervised by the Ministry of Digital Governance, contributes to the country’s Digital Transformation via in-depth analysis, technological studies, standard solutions and specialized know-how, serving at the same time hundreds of thousands of users on a daily basis in strategic fields.