In a €22 billion move to boost research and innovation investments, the EU Commission has awarded Europe’s Open Science Cloud (EOSC), alongside ten other special European programmes, ‘European Partnership’ status to tackle societal challenges like climate change, sustainability, and zero emissions on an epic scale.
EOSC will be granted special status as a co-programmed European Partnership. This new European Partnership status will fortify it with a critical mass of funding, making it easier to improve the storing, sharing and reusing of research data across borders and scientific disciplines.
President of the EOSC Association, Karel Luyben, said: «This partnership will pave the way for deepening Open Science practices in the new European Research Area and for contributing to the EU digital agenda. EOSC shall be seen as the research foundation of all sectoral Data Spaces defined in the European strategy for data. There is an enormous innovation potential arising from combining research data with public and private data”.