Implementation Roadmap for the European Open Science Cloud

Publié le 16 mars 2018, par Thérèse Hameau


This Staff Working Document (SWD) presents the outcome of the exploration of appropriate governance and financing mechanisms for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) in the form of a possible implementation Roadmap, as foreseen by the Communication on the ’European Cloud Initiative’1(henceforth ’the Communication’).2The document also describes the measures taken under Horizon 2020 Work Programmes to start implementing the EOSC.

The implementation Roadmapdraws upon the outcome of an extensiveand conclusiveconsultation with scientific and institutionalstakeholdersin 2016 and 2017 and builds concretely on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020.3The consultation confirmed and upheld the intervention logic presented in the Communication, to create a fitfor purpose pan-European federation ofresearch datainfrastructures,with a view to moving from the current fragmentation to a situation where data is easy to store, find, share and re-use. On this ground, this SWD sets out a comprehensive overview of the implementation of the EOSC,with possible action lines and timelinesresultingfrom the consultation.

The document serves as a basis for further consultation with Member States, the European Parliamentand other relevant stakeholderson the next steps to take. It will also help stakeholders to orient their future contributions to the initiative.

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