Italy has been a key player in the development of open science practices and the dissemination of open science culture in Europe over the past decade, thanks to coordinated efforts by research-performing and research-funding organisations, as well as national e-infrastructures.

One of the main recent achievements was the creation of the Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure (ICDI) in 2019, a forum involving representatives of major Italian Research Infrastructures and e-Infrastructures, aimed at promoting synergies and common strategies at the national level, and optimising Italian contributions to European and global challenges in this field, including the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the European Data Infrastructure (EDI) and HPC.

EOSC-Pillar coordinator GARR is also representing ICDI as one of the four founding members of the newly-founded EOSC Association, playing a pivotal role in the coordination of its first steps towards the first General Assembly in December 2020.

Marialuisa Lavitrano (UNIMIB) was elected as one of the directors of the EOSC Association at the first General Assembly in December 2020. Read our interview with her at this link.

If you are part of an Italian Open Science initiative and want to learn more about EOSC, check out the EOSC-Pillar Ambassadors Programme.

EOSC Steering Board Representative: 
Giorgio Rossi - University of Milan
EOSC-Pillar partners: