European Commission

Mandated Organisation

University of Tartu

EOSC Steering Board representatives

In Open Science in Estonia, the horizontal value passes through the research system and practice is taken into account, among other things, in scientific communication, research results evaluation, funding decisions, research career development and scientific information access. The general principle is that Open Science makes research results for society accessible to businesses and researchers making research more transparent and efficient.

In 2016 Principles and Recommendations for Developing National Policy were prepared by the Open Science Group of the Estonian Research Council (ETAg). It was followed by The Estonian Research, Development, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Development Plan 2021–2035 (TAIE), which has two major goals related to Open Science:

  • Developing principles for ensuring open science and high-performance computing power and action plan, securing the necessary repositories and services
  • Supporting the implementation of the Open Science principles to improve research performance and the availability and use of data by researchers, businesses and citizens

There are several Estonian universities and organisations participating in EOSC projects and development, such as in EOSC Nordic and Skills4EOSC.

Estonian Scientific Computing Infrastructure (ETAIS)

The main purpose of the EOSC national structure, ETAIS. It belongs to the Estonian roadmap of research infrastructures providing computing and storage resources for Estonian scientific community. A consortium of four institutions is carrying out the ETAIS project: the University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics and Estonian Education and Research EENet of the Ministry of Education and Research. It coordinates EOSC-related activity in Estonia and to facilitate collaboration and information exchange on EOSC related matters. Its main priorities are:

  • Disseminating and promoting EOSC at national level
  • Offering a channel to connect the national stakeholders with the EOSC governance
  • Coordinating EOSC activities at national level

Contact ETAIS:


A framework for Estonian open science is presently being prepared as one of the annexes to the Estonian Research, Development, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Development Plan 2021–2035 (TAIE). This framework is based on the recommendations of the Open Science Expert Group established by the Estonian Research Council in 2016 and two studies conducted within the framework of the RITA program and the recommendations of the European Commission and the OECD. University research libraries and the DataCite Estonia Consortium are actively involved in introducing the principles of open science in Estonia.

Open Science policies and resource provisioning in the Nordic and Baltic countries

The final report provides an update on the fragmented status of OS policies, the different choices for provisioning infrastructure resources and services in the participating countries, and the progress to establish an EOSC perspective within their national policies. Download now arrow_forward


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