National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe – NI4OS Europe, aims to be a core contributor to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) service portfolio, commit to EOSC governance and ensure inclusiveness on the European level for enabling global Open Science.

The project’s main actions include

  1. Support the development and inclusion of the national Open Science Cloud initiatives in 15 Member States and Associated Countries in the EOSC governance.
  2. Instill within the community the EOSC philosophy and FAIR principles for data Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability.
  3. Provide technical and policy support for on-boarding of service providers into EOSC, including generic services (compute, data storage, data management), thematic services, repositories and data sets.

More details about the project at the official web site

The role of FCSE, UKIM in the project

FCSE, UKIM will liaise with stakeholders, collect relevant information for roadmapping, facilitate the setup of national OSC initiative in the country, and support national EOSC liaison. FCSE, UKIM will also lead the WP that will contribute to defining the set of operational best practices and develop appropriate tools that will enable harmonization and on-boarding possibilities for the service providers. It will support the on-boarding of generic and thematic services and repositories in the country to EOSC and support the horizontal platform. Additionally, it will promote FAIR and EOSC uptake in the national communities, deliver trainings, and develop specific IT service management courses and training materials. It will lead the training task and provide the project level training platform. National dissemination events will be organized by FCSE, UKIM.