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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Slovenia

The National Institute of Biology (NIB) is a public research institute formed by the Government of RS with the following intentions: Creation of new fundamental knowledge in the field of biology and related natural and environmental sciences; Transfer of this knowledge to use with the intention of improving the quality of life, of supporting the environmental policy, and of development in biotechnology.

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France

INRAE was formed by the merger of INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, and IRSTEA, the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture. Both institutes were known for the quality of their research and their great expertise. Their union has generated a critical research mass and has pooled their major infrastructures (e.g., observatories, technical platforms, data repositories), including some that are one of a kind in Europe. As a result, INRAE is uniquely suited to perform valuable research on numerous topics, including water resources, regional agricultural strategies, the preservation and restoration of biodiversity, risk anticipation and management, and digital agriculture.

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Poland

NCN is a government agency, supervised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, set up in 2011 to support basic research in Poland.

Basic research is defined as empirical or theoretical endeavours undertaken to gain new knowledge of the foundations of phenomena and observable facts, without any direct commercial use.

NCN funds projects in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering. The NCN has funding schemes dedicated to researchers at different stages of their career.

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Austria

With a collection of more than 30 million objects and more than 800.000 visitors per year, the Natural History Museum Vienna is one of the world’s leading natural history museums and one of the largest non-university research centres in Austria.
About 60 scientists of a total staff of ~ 300 are carrying out fundamental research in a wide range of fields related to earth, life, and human sciences, supported by libraries, technical departments, scientific laboratories, and taxidermy facilities.

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Spain

Public entity owned by Government of Navarre, backed by more than 30 years of experience. Its main asset is a highly qualified technical team, more than 100 professionals, who work to integrate infrastructure, technologies and transversal services from the public sector contributing to the development of the society through scientific and technological projects (HPC, IA, sequencing NGS, e-health, new generation broadband...)

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Denmark

NORDUnet is a collaboration of the NRENs of the five Nordic countries; Denmark (DeiC), Iceland (RHnet), Norway (Uninett), Sweden (SUNET), and Finland (Funet). Since 1980 NORDUnet operates a world-class network and e-infrastructure service for the Nordic R&E community. The five NRENs develop and operate the national research network infrastructures, connecting more than 400 research & education institutions with more than 1.2 million users.

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France

Founded in 1667, Observatoire de Paris - PSL is the largest national research center for astronomy. Located in Paris, Meudon and Nançay, its five laboratories and its institute are all research units associated with the CNRS and, in many cases, with the major scientific universities in the Paris area. The Observatoire de Paris is an academic centre (Grand établissement) under the aegis of the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, and Component establishment of PSL University.
 

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Germany

open science and for open societies - os4os is a non-profit organization that focuses on the transfer of research results to civil society and industry and develops appropriate methods and instruments. One of our primary goals is the creation and operation of the information portal www.openscience.eu. The portal will provide comprehensive and up-to-date content on open science as well as research content that is fully openly accessible and visually understandable. Other website: www.openscience.eu

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Greece

OpenAIRE is a key EU e-Infrastructure whose mission is to establish, maintain and operate an  open and sustainable scholarly communication infrastructure and provide the necessary services, resources and  network for supporting a common European e-science environment. It supports  a set of services to facilitate the road to Open Science. OpenAIRE’s operations and services seek to: 

  • Align policies by engaging all stakeholders for an effective Open Science  implementation via our network  of 34 National Open Access Desks (NOADs) operating a European Helpdesk; 
  • Provide Open Science services by embedding Open Science into researcher workflows, via  interoperability services that connect research and enable all stakeholders to easily adopt Open Science; 
  • Link research by building global common standards; 
  • Monitor (open) science by building the European Research Information system that encompasses all research and enables ready -made reporting, monitoring and analysis; 
  • Train for Open Science by fostering the culture change for Open Science practice: We train researchers,  content providers, policy makers to acquire the skills and competencies to practice Open Science; 
  • Build global bridges by connecting Europe to the  global open research environment; 
  • Facilitate Open Innovation for scholarly communication, opening new horizons for research.  

OpenAIRE is a Non- Profit Partnership (NPP) incorporated under the provisions of Greek Law (articles 741  onwards of the Greek Civil Code) and Law No 4072/2012 (established in Sept 2018). The organization counts 16  regular and 3 associate members, to be increased to 36 regular and 4 associate by August 2020, when the second  enlargement phase ends. 

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Spain

OpenNebula is an EU-based open-source cloud computing platform for managing heterogeneous distributed datacenter infrastructures. It is widely used as a production-ready IaaS solution in both academia and industry to deploy private, hybrid and edge clouds, as well as complex DevOps environments. In 2019, OpenNebula was awarded €2.1M from the EU Horizon 2020 SME Instrument program to assist in the development of ONEedge.io—its new open source edge computing platform based on cloud disaggregation.

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Belgium

OPERAS is the Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities in the European Research Area. Its mission is to coordinate and federate resources in Europe to efficiently address the scholarly communication needs of European researchers in the field of social sciences and humanities.

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Italy

Politecnico di Milano is one of the best technological universities in the world: the QS World University Rankings 2021 classified it among the top 20 universities in all its three areas of specialization: 5th in Design, 10th in Architecture, 20th in Engineering &Technology. In Italy, it was confirmed the absolute leader in in these domains. Founded in 1863, POLIMI is organized in 12 Departments and 4 Schools, located in 7 Campuses distributed in 6 different cities.

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Italy

Politecnico di Torino, a public university funded in 1906 and accredited by international rankings as one of the main tech universities in Europe, has about 35,700 students, (16% foreigners and 875 PhD). Here, research and training in Engineering, Architecture, Design and Planning is aimed at advancing scientific knowledge and applied solutions beneficial to the wider society/economy both at international, national and local level as well as valorisation of research results.
 

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Switzerland

Our ICT SME started at ETH Zurich with an information system called FoodCASE enabling food scientists to generate, manage and publish food data. We are focusing on FoodCASE and collaborate with governments and research institutes in national and EU funded projects (FP7 and H2020). We have the technical lead in METROFOOD-RI, an RI in its preparatory phase and in FNS-Cloud, a thematic EOSC cloud. We have the presidency in EuroFIR AISBL, a non-profit association for food information in Europe.

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Sweden

Formas is a government research council for sustainable development. We fund research and innovation, develop strategies, perform analyses and conduct evaluations. Our areas of activity include the environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning. We conduct evidence syntheses that aim to make it easier for Sweden to achieve our environmental objectives. We also communicate research and research results. We distribute a total of more than 1.5 billion kronor each year.