The Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud (PaNOSC) is a European project for making FAIR data a reality in 6 European Research Infrastructures (RIs), developing and providing services for scientific data and connecting these to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
ExPaNDS and PaNOSC are closely collaborating to achieve together a web of FAIR data and services for the European Photon and Neutron communities.
LEAPS is the League of European Accelerator-based Photon Sources, actively and constructively promoting and ensuring the quality and impact of fundamental, applied and industrial research carried out at their facilities.
All ExPaNDS Photon Sources are part of the LEAPS.
LENS is the League of advanced European Neutron Sources, creating an effective, collaborating eco-system of neutron facilities on Europe.
All ExPaNDS Neutron Sources are part of the LENS.
EOSC Regional Projects
In early 2020, the EOSC Community took another crucial step on the road to the development and implementation of the European Open Science Cloud, as seven key EOSC-related Horizon 2020 projects signed a Collaboration Agreement in support of the EOSC Governance.
The Agreement involved the projects in the INFRAEOSC-05-2018-2019 call: EOSC-synergy, EOSC-Pillar, EOSC-Nordic, NI4OS-Europe, ExPaNDS, FAIRsFAIR, and EOSCSecretariat.eu.
The Agreement provides a useful framework for all parties to collaborate on a wide range of topics, in order to enhance synergies in all mutual activities related to the EOSC, implementing the provisions outlined in their Complementary Grant Agreements concerning, among other things, access to complementary results and background. A Cross-Project Collaboration Board (CPCB) was established as well, featuring two members per each project.
EOSC-synergy will expand the capacity and capabilities of the EOSC by leveraging the experience, effort and resources of national publicly funded digital infrastructures in a coherent way, therefore acting also as an incentive for national resource providers. EOSC-synergy extends coordination to Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the UK by harmonising policies and federating relevant national research e-Infrastructures, scientific data, and thematic services, bridging the gap between national initiatives and EOSC.
EOSC-Pillar aims to coordinate national open science efforts across Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy, ensuring their contribution to the development and readiness for the implementation of the EOSC. The vision is that national OS initiatives, either existing or under development, are the key to involve live user communities and research infrastructures in the creation of EOSC.
EOSC-Nordic aims to facilitate the coordination of EOSC relevant initiatives taking place in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia and exploit synergies to achieve greater harmonisation at policy and service provisioning across these countries, in compliance with EOSC agreed standards and practices. By doing so, the project seeks to establish the Nordic and Baltic countries as frontrunners in the take-up of the EOSC concept, principles, and approach.
NI4OS-Europe aims to be a core contributor to the EOSC service portfolio, commit to EOSC governance and ensure inclusiveness at the European level for enabling global open science. The project supports the development and inclusion of the national Open Science Cloud initiatives in 15 Member States and Associated Countries in the EOSC governance. NI4OS instills within the community the EOSC philosophy and FAIR principles. It also provides technical and policy support for the on-boarding of service providers into EOSC.
FAIRsFAIR aims to supply solutions for the use of FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. Ensuring that research resources such as data, software, and services can be rendered and maintained FAIR is this project’s main contribution to the EOSC. FAIRsFAIR established the Synchronisation Force to maximise cost efficiency and eliminate duplication of effort, aligning and cooperating with initiatives that support building the EOSC.
EOSCSecretariat.eu works in support of the EOSC Governance towards the development of an all-encompassing EOSC, encouraging communities to actively take part in the co-creation process. In this collaboration, it acts as a facilitator for the activities of all the projects involved.