Members

Members and Observers of the EOSC Association include research funders, research performing organisations, research infrastructures, data service providers and others.

You can browse and filter the list below to learn more about the organisations currently involved in the EOSC Association. Mandated Organisations are also considered as members.

Please find a full PDF list of all provisional members and provisional observers (as of 20 November 2020)

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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 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.
 

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Austria

Research Data Alliance Austria (RDA-AT) is a national RDA node dedicated to representing emerging research and data management communities throughout Austria. RDA-AT links Austrian data management initiatives and RDA Working and Interest Groups, provides assistance in adoption of RDA recommendations, and allows Austrian stakeholders to benefit directly from RDA support mechanisms.

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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.