EOSC-hub: Integrating and managing services for the European Open Science Cloud


The EOSC-hub project creates the integration and management system of the future European Open Science Cloud that delivers a catalogue of services, software and data from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and major research e-infrastructures. This integration and management system (the Hub) builds on mature processes, policies and tools from the leading European federated e-Infrastructures to cover the whole life-cycle of services, from planning to delivery. The Hub aggregates services from local, regional and national e-Infrastructures in Europe, Africa, Asia, Canadaand South America.

The Hub acts as a single contact point for researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrumof resources for advanced data-driven research. Through the virtual access mechanism, more scientific communities andusers have access to services supporting their scientific discovery and collaboration across disciplinary and geographical boundaries. The project also improves skills and knowledge among researchers and service operators by delivering specialised trainingsand by establishing competence centres to co-create solutions with the users. In the area of engagement with the privatesector, the project creates a Joint Digital Innovation Hub that stimulates an ecosystem of industry/SMEs, service providers and researchers to support business pilots, market take-up and commercial boost strategies.EOSC-hub builds on existing technology already at TRL 8 and addresses the need for interoperability by promoting theadoption of open standards and protocols. By mobilizing e-Infrastructures comprising more than 300 data centres worldwideand 18 pan-European infrastructures, this project is a ground-breaking milestone for the implementation of the EuropeanOpen Science Cloud.