GÉANT has published a paper detailing its community’s position on the establishment of European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Nodes to support research and education.
The paper aims to ensure the continuation of EOSC as a research community-centred initiative where EOSC Nodes place research and researchers at the centre of their mission.
GÉANT and the NRENs strongly encourage the creation of EOSC Nodes, however it is important to recognise that there is a lot of pre-existing work which needs to be considered, and therefore we would like to bring it into context. Specifically, we refer to the strong history in our community of building a scalable, yet federated environment that works seamlessly for the user.from the GÉANT position paper
GÉANT is a fundamental element of Europe’s e-infrastructure, delivering the pan-European GÉANT network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation. Through its integrated catalogue of connectivity, collaboration and identity services, GÉANT provides users with highly reliable, unconstrained access to computing, analysis, storage, applications and other resources, to ensure that Europe remains at the forefront of research.