The European Open Science Cloud for Research Enhance Project
EOSC Enhance is a 24-month project funded by the European Commission and tasked with progressing the vision for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
As a trusted virtual environment enabling the data-driven, cross-disciplinary Open Science which holds they key to advances in research and innovation, the EOSC will offer some 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, and the humanities and social sciences a single access point to data services spanning the full data life cycle. This will be achieved by federating existing research infrastructures currently dispersed across disciplines and states.
During the lifetime of EOSC Enhance, the project partners will work to develop and improve the functionality of the current manifestation of EOSC - the EOSC Portal, further augmenting the catalogue of services assembled to date, and connecting independent, thematic data clouds for the benefit of users and service providers across Europe.
These objectives will be achieved via wide-ranging stakeholder consultation and in close collaboration with the EOSC Executive Board and Working Groups. Users, service providers and existing EOSC-related projects will thus be enabled to play an active role in the co-design of the portal specifications.
With a laser focus on facilitating the interoperability and discoverability of services and resources across scientific disciplines, we will apply the emerging EOSC Rules of Participation, using specifications, guidelines, tools, and APIs to link service and resource providers.