European Commission

Mandated Organisation

Consortium GARR

EOSC Steering Board representatives

Giorgio Rossi
Roberto Cimino

The ministerial decree n.268 of 28-02-2022 establishes the Piano Nazionale per la Scienza Aperta – PNSA – (Italian Plan for Open Science) addressing policy on scientific publications, research data, research evaluation, open science and open data models for public health. On 14-03-2023 a work-group was established by directorial decree, to draw a document on implementation of the PNSA. Explicit compliance with the open science rules is mandatory in MUR research grants.

Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure (ICDI)

The National structure Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure (ICDI) was created in 2019, one of the four founding members of the EOSC-A, acting as a forum among representatives of major Italian Research Infrastructures and e-Infrastructures, with the aim of promoting synergies and common strategies at the national level and optimising Italian contributions to European and global challenges including the EOSC. The Consortium GARR (Federico Ruggieri), being part of the ICDI as well as acting as Mandated Organisation in the EOSC-A, connects a number of stakeholders including 22 Members and 4 Observers, and provides the ultra-broadband network dedicated to the Italian research and education community.  Several ICDI members are also part of the EOSC Advisory Groups.  The current ICDI profile mainly consists of Research Performing Organisations, aiming to include Service Providers in future.

National Events


Italy’s Open Science policies are defined in the PNSA (2022), but require operational rules to be implemented. To this end a working group with such a mandate has been setup by MUR.

National Research Programme 2021-2027: Italian National Plan for Open Science

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    Mauro Campanella

    Delegate of Consortium GARR, EOSC-A Mandated Organisation for Italy at the EOSC Symposium on 20-22 September 2023 in Madrid.
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    Blue-Cloud 2026 interviews

    Hear from Sara Pittonet Gaiarin (Trust-IT, Project Coordinator), Pasquale Pagano (CNR-ISTI, Scientific and Administrative Coordinator) and Dick Schaap (MARIS, Technical Coordinator), interviewed at the project kick-off in February 2023.