EOSC Steering Board representatives
The National Government has been working on designing and implementing its open science policy. With respect to Open Data and research data preservation, the Spanish Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation EECTI 2021-2027 drives the development of repositories, open access to the research publications and fosters the Spanish contribution to the European Open Science Cloud.
At national level, the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Research 2021-2023 includes strategies to promote open science, open access and strengthen research infrastructures and the inclusion of the Open Science paradigm in the funding, evaluation and communication of the scientific production. Additionally, the Spanish Roadmap for the European Research Area Development Strategy 2020-2024 in its objective 2.1 states the need of accelerating the deployment of the European open science cloud to boost the innovation on AI and supports the contribution of national research infrastructures to EOSC.
Spain does not have a national EOSC initiative yet. The Spanish Network for e-Science (REEC), funded by the ministerial act CIN/658/2020, of July the 13th, 2020 is in progress to set up the interaction among the stakeholders. The coordinator of the REEC (Ignacio Blanquer) is also a member of the board of directors of the EOSC-A.
The major stakeholders involved in its construction are represented, on one hand by Research Performing Organizations (RPO) with the main participation of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), along with a large number of universities, the Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology and several centres participating in ESFRIs (such as Instruct, ELIXIR, EMSO, SKA and LIFEWATCH-ERIC). On the other hand, Service Providers, such as the Spanish NREN, the centres of the Spanish Network for Supercomputing and the IBERGRID federation contribute with network, computing and storage resources.
The engagement of Spanish institutions in EOSC is high, including 15 Members and 15 Observers of the EOSC-A. The REEC includes the Mandated Organisation, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) representing Research Performing Organisations as well as several Members that are part of the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) as Service Providers.
National Tripartite Event Spain
The EOSC National Tripartite Event took place on September 19, 2023, in Madrid. Under the auspices of the Spanish presidency of the Council of the EU, the event brought together the three key actors in the...
The e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG) organises two open workshops every year, each under the auspices of the corresponding presidency of the EU... Read more
EOSC Tripartite Event
On 28 November 2023 the EOSC Tripartite Event will take place in Madrid, Spain. More information will be published in the following months.
European Big Data Value Forum
The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) brings together industry professionals, business developers, researchers and policy-makers from all over Europe and other regions of the world to advance policy actions,...
The Spanish Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation 2013-2020 defines the policy for Open Access to research data subsidized with public resources. The published scientific journals funded by the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Research 2017-2020 will be deposited in repositories.
Along with the strategies and policies for Open Science defied in the Spanish Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation EECTI 2021-2027 and the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Research 2021-2023, the Spanish Foundation of Science and Technology (FECYT) has a working group to monitor to what extent Spanish repositories comply with Science Law open access clause, in compliance with the provisions of Article 37 of Law 14/2011, June 1, on Science, Technology and Innovation and the recommendations linked to the European agenda on open access and open science.
National Open Science Strategy 2023-2027The Spanish government has approved its four-year National Open Science Strategy 2023-2027 (in Spanish). To prepare the strategy document, an assessment of the current strengths and weaknesses of the country’s Open Science profile was made, including possible opportunities and threats implicit in the strategy. Download now
EOSC in Practice
Embracing the principles of transparency, reproducibility, and accessibility, these examples highlight the innovative approaches adopted by researchers across various disciplines. From open data sharing and collaborative platforms to pre-registration and open peer review, these practices enhance scientific integrity and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
Spanish National Bio-Informatics Institute (INB) is one of the 19 nodes distributed across 13 institutions of ELIXIR. INB is responsible in... Read more
Lifewatch-ERIC, Infrastructure Consortium providing e-Science research facilities to scientists seeking to increase our knowledge and deepen our understanding of Biodiversity... Read more
Isabel Diaz – CSICAn interview with CSIC’s Deputy Vice President at the EOSC Association’s 6th General Assembly.
NTE SpainCSIC, Madrid, 19 September 2023
News from Spain
Believing in Open Science: Interview with Isabel Diaz of CSIC
This interview is part of a series coordinated by the EOSC Focus project. The interviews aim to highlight the role of... Read more
Third joint EOSC-A and DSSC session held at European Big Data Value Forum
VALENCIA—The collaboration between the EOSC Association and the Data Spaces Support Centre (DSSC) continues. On 27 October 2023 the session,... Read more
The Tenerife Declaration: Advancing Open Science and Sustainable Research Infrastructures in Europe
The Tenerife Declaration approved during the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union emphasizes the importance of ensuring... Read more
Members and Observers from Spain
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is a State Agency for scientific research and technological development, with distinct legal personality,...
Universidade da Coruña
The teaching and research assignments in the University of A Coruña are realized by the teaching and research academic staff,...
Universitat Politècnica de València
The UPV is a public, dynamic and innovative institution dedicated to research and teaching, which celebrated its 50th anniversary during...
Please find here the EOSC-related projects where members from this country are involved as partners.
Artificial Intelligence for the European Open Science Cloud
AI4EOSC project will deliver an enhanced set services for the development of AI, ML and DL models and applications in the......
Infrastructure for Marine and Inland Water Research
The AquaINFRA project aims to develop a virtual environment equipped with FAIR multi-disciplinary data and services to support marine and freshwater scientists......
The BeYond-COVID project aims to make COVID-19 data accessible to scientists in laboratories but also to anyone who can use it, such......