EOSC-Pillar gathers representatives of the fast-growing national initiatives for coordinating data infrastructures and services in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy.
The project supports the initiatives for national coordination of data infrastructures and services launched in many Member States as founding pillars for the development and long-term sustainability of the EOSC.
EOSC-Pillar starts with an initial group of neighbouring countries who are active in open science, to define and set a model to harmonise and interfederate the initiatives. The real challenge here is that, despite having very similar objectives and visions, and similar compositions, the initiatives adopt different approaches, need to abide by different national laws and regulations, and have very different funding models and relations with the decision makers.
For this reason, the task of harmonising the different national experiences is not a trivial one; to succeed means to bring in the picture all the advantages that the adaptation to national peculiarities brings.
EOSC-Pillar takes the challenge to build on such specificities and heterogeneity to enhance the level of collaboration among all the countries bringing a rich and well organised contribution to EOSC.
In a motto, “pursuing unity in diversity”.
Harmonise Open Science policies in Europe and facilitate alignment with international initiatives
Aggregate and achieve wide adoption of processes and practices for optimal use of resources
Contribute to FAIR data uptake in Europe
Facilitate removal of technical and organisational barriers to ensure Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Re-use of research data
Piloting and establishing future (co)funding strategies and business/usage models to ensure long-term sustainability
Delivery of added value of the European Open Science Cloud
Widespread dissemination of European achievements