The idea of a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) took shape in 2015, as a vision of the European Commission of a large infrastructure to support and develop open science and open innovation in Europe and beyond. The European Open Science Cloud vision is to give Europe a global lead in scientific data infrastructures and to ensure that European scientists reap the full benefits of data-driven science. The EOSC Secretariat delivers 360º support to the EOSC Governance while working openly and inclusively with communities to co-create all-encompassing EOSC.
EOSC Secretariat Goal
EOSCsecretariat.eu addresses the need for the set-up of an operational framework supporting the overall Governance of the EOSC. Led by a lean consortium of experienced and complementary partners, the project maintains a practical approach to address all the specific needs of the coordination structure expected by the EOSC.
EOSCsecretariat.eu adopts an optimal implementation in terms of coordinating approach, line-up of partners and allocation of budget for co-creation. It is also characterised by being neutral towards the community it is serving and by having a pragmatic approach that is fully dedicated to realising the outcomes of the EOSC design as stated by the Staff Working Document and adopted council conclusions.