The PaNOSC project, Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud, brings together six strategic European research infrastructures (ESRF, CERIC-ERIC, ELI Delivery Consortium, the European Spallation Source, European XFEL and the Institut Laue-Langevin – ILL, and the e-infrastructures EGI and GEANT, with the goal of contributing to the construction and development of the EOSC, an ecosystem allowing universal and cross-disciplinary open access to data through a single access point, for researchers in all scientific fields.

    The main objectives of PaNOSC are: - Participate in the construction of the EOSC by linking with the e-infrastructures and other ESFRI clusters; - Make scientific data produced at Europe’s major Photon and Neutron sources fully compatible with the FAIR principles; - Generalise the adoption of open data policies, standard metadata and data stewardship from 15 photon and neutron RIs and physics institutes across Europe; - Provide innovative data services to the users of these facilities locally and the scientific community at large via the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC); - Increase the impact of RIs by ensuring data from user experiments are used beyond the initial scope; - Share the outcomes with the national RIs who are observers in the proposal and the community at large to promote the adoption of FAIR data principles, data stewardship and the EOSC;
    Collaboration with ESCAPE: 
    ESCAPE, along with PANOSC and the other ESFRI cluster projects (SSHOC, EOSC-Life and ENVRI-FAIR) meet periodically to join forces in facilitating access to research data for incorporation into EOSC by developing shared data management methodologies, new services, and technical solutions in collaboration with European infrastructures and other EOSC-related projects.
    Expected Impact: 
    Build a Test Science Case where research & software developers can practice their requirements “to create an EOSC powered system” to test, validate their needs in an open access, open data and a virtual access environment for Federating in Science