09 November 2021


EOSC (The European Open Science Cloud) is a complicated beast. The vision to build an ecosystem of interoperable data and services, enabling cross-border, interdisciplinary and open research is beautiful in its simplicity. The reality of implementing this vision however is incredibly complex. At the EOSC Symposium 2021, a number of representatives of different communities shared their honest reflections, concerns and hopes for the EOSC with the intention to generate further discussion and community inputs to help us achieve the vision. Therefore, the following main questions raised:

  • What are the main overarching challenges we need to overcome to facilitate and accelerate the implementation of EOSC?
  • What methods and approaches could be recommended to address these challenges?

The “Making the European Open Science Cloud work: where to go from here?” opinion piece, delves deeper into challenges and recommendations and offers insights to make EOSC better.


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Authors: Sarah Jones (GÉANT), Rudolf Dimper (ESRF), Ingrid Dillo (DANS), Hilary Hanahoe (RDA), and Shalini Kurapati (Clearbox AI & Politecnico di Torino)


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