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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Belgium

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international community-driven organisation whose mission is to develop the social and technical data infrastructure needed to drive innovation surrounding data sharing and data interoperability. RDA has a grass-roots, inclusive approach covering all data lifecycle stages, engaging data producers, users and stewards, addressing data curation, exchange, processing, and storage. RDA offers an open, inclusive, neutral social platform where over 11,000 research data professionals from 145 countries collaborate to exchange views and to agree on topics including social hurdles on data sharing, education and training challenges, data management plans and certification of data repositories, disciplinary and interdisciplinary interoperability, as well as technological aspects. Over 50 concrete outputs have been generated by the community to date and are available and open to all.

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France

RENATER is the French National Research and Education Network created nearly 30 years ago. This national e-infrastructure provides a unique, secure and high bandwidth infrastructure to its Research and Education community. Over the years, RENATER has developed a rich portfolio of services dedicated to its users.

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Belgium

Science Europe is the association representing major public organisations that fund or perform excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe. It brings together the expertise of some of the largest and best-known research organisations in the world to jointly push the frontiers of how scientific research is produced and delivers benefits to society. Science Europe advocates science and the scientific community to help build the European Research Area and shape the global scientific agenda.

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Italy

Founded in 1978, SISSA Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati is a leading scientific institute at the national and international level. The number of publications in high profile journals and international collaborations as well as the level of European funding confirm the School's excellence research and post graduate training. SISSA’s activities focus on three main areas: Physics, Neuroscience and Mathematics.
 

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Italy

The Scuola Normale Superiore aims to identify and cultivate the talent and qualities of its students. The Scuola Normale's model is based on certain principles: the selection of students on the basis of merit, study courses and accommodation at no cost, a strong intertwining of teaching and research, community life and international exchanges. The Scuola Normale is divided into three Faculties: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.
 

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Slovakia

The Slovak Scientific and Technical Information Centre (CVTI SR) is a national information centre for science, technology, innovation and education and a specialized scientific library of the Slovak Republic. CVTI SR´s mission is to foster the development and promotion of Slovak science, research, development and innovation, focusing on intellectual property protection, commercial utilization of R&D results and outputs, support of R&D in Slovakia by specialized HW and SW infrastructure. The Centre is responsible for developing and maintaining information systems for national education and science-related programs.

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Bulgaria

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” is the oldest university in Bulgaria, established in 1888. Today it is being ranked number 1 in the country in mathematics, informatics, computer and natural sciences. It is the most prestigious educational and research centre and among the leading research universities in Southeast Europe. It participates in consortia that have won prestigious grants and our researchers receive regular scientific recognition indicated by highly cited research results.

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Netherlands

SPARC Europe is one of Europe’s key and long-standing voices advocating for unfettered access to research and education. SPARC Europe is committed to delivering on the promise of open access, open science and open education. Our mission is to provide leadership to Europe’s Higher Education and research communities and those that support it to enable the conditions and opportunities to maximise the access and re-use of Europe’s research whilst respecting diversity and equity.

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Netherlands

DTL has established a Dutch cooperative partnership of over 50 public and private organisations gathered around the interest to build shared solutions for life science data stewardship and data analysis. The DTL foundation acts as coordinator and facilitator of the DTL Alliance. As one of the foundational organisations behind the global FAIR movement, DTL has a strong track record in Open Science, with a strong emphasis on FAIR-based Data Stewardship.

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Sweden

In a changing and globalised world, Stockholm University contributes to the development of a sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth, based on critical thinking. Ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Stockholm University is one of Europe's leading centres for higher education and research in human science and science. With a large number of students, a wide range of education in close interaction with research, and a combination of independent basic research and strong applied research, Stockholm University contributes actively to society – a role that has characterized the University since its inception in 1878.

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Switzerland

Mandated by the Swiss government, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports scientific research in all academic disciplines. We select and fund the best research projects and support the most promising young researchers based on national competitive procedures.
 

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Switzerland

SWITCH is the competent and trusted partner for digitalisation issues that jointly concern the education, research and innovation community in Switzerland.

By providing a forward-looking and secure basic infrastructure, innovative solutions and targeted advice, and connecting relevant specialist communities, SWITCH helps universities and other partners within and outside the academic world to make effective and efficient use of the opportunities presented by digitalisation.

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Denmark

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a university of advanced technology is, via technical and natural sciences, to establish the basis for value creation and welfare in society through education, research, public sector consultancy and innovation. By innovation is meant research-based innovation aimed at generating added value. This will constitute DTU’s primary fulfilment of its dissemination obligation.

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Austria

TU Wien («Technology for People») stands for academic excellence through research and wide-ranging competence through teaching. Its highly qualified staff operates world-class digital infrastructures including high-performance computing, and is actively engaged in the EOSC Secretariat as well as RDA Austria. TU Wien Bibliothek as knowledge hub hosts the Chair of the e-Infrastructures Reflection Group, which facilitates the integration of European e-Infrastructures and connected services.

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Netherlands

TU Delft provides scientific education, performs world-class research by combining science, engineering and design, transfers knowledge to society and promotes social responsibility. We develop and enhance the expertise of future leaders and educate professional and responsible engineers. In addition, we help to develop technology-driven, innovative solutions to societal problems through collaborations. We adhere to principles of professionalism, collaboration and openness.