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EOSC Portal: OpenAIRE’s contribution to the EOSC implementation


The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) has successfully been launched on 23 November 2018, during an event hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the European Union. The inauguration marked the conclusion of a long process of consultation and reflection with stakeholders led by the European Commission.

Introducing the EOSC Portal

During the launch event, the EOSC Portal was presented. It is the first step towards the EOSC implementation, putting into practice the European Commission’s vision for Europe - Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World. It brings convergence to a fragmented research ecosystem and fosters and monitors FAIR rules of participation.

The portal is a universal entry point to the services, data and resources that researchers need to perform their science in a collaborative, open and cost-efficient way for the benefit of society and the public.

OpenAIRE, an EOSC pillar
OpenAIRE promotes and contributes to the EOSC by fostering the culture of FAIR data and data management, by developing the skills needed to fully exploit the potential of the EOSC and, by empowering its network of NOADs to support the transition to a new paradigm for research in Europe.

In the EOSC Portal, OpenAIRE services will be accessible, powered through the eInfraCentral Catalogue. This way, our services - comprising all OpenAIRE’s dashboards, usage statistics, compatibility guidelines and many others - will be available to a greater number of research communities and user groups. In addition to this, and leveraging OpenAIRE’s ongoing work in monitoring Open Science at the national level, OpenAIRE will feed the EOSC Portal with information about various policy matters and initiatives at the national level.

The EOSC Portal is jointly developed and maintained by the eInfraCentral (731049), EOSC-hub (777536), EOSCpilot (739563) and OpenAIRE-Advance (246686) projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme with contribution of the European Commission.

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