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Integrated services for the European Open Science Cloud

The EC-funded project EOSC-hub started on January 1st, 2018 bringing together an extensive group of national and international service providers to create the Hub: a central contact point for European researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research.

The consortium comprises more than 80 partners from 50 countries. They will develop the vision of the Hub as the integration and management system of the future European Open Science Cloud. The EOSC-hub project mobilizes providers from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and other major European research infrastructures to deliver a common catalogue of research data, services and software for research.
For researchers, this will mean a broader access to services supporting their scientific discovery and collaboration across disciplinary and geographical boundaries.

EOSC-hub will significantly reduce the fragmentation of the IT facilities and digital tools in Europe. By bringing together a broad range of services from general and domain-specific research digital infrastructures under a common integration and operation layer, the EOSC-hub will foster new modes of working for collaborative research to deliver trusted services.
EOSC-hub will liaise closely with OpenAIRE Advance, a project set up to support the Open Access/Open Data mandates in Europe.

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) is one of the funding members of the EUDAT CDI. JSC operates B2ACCESS, the federated cross-infrastructure authorisation and authentication framework for user identification and community-defined access control enforcement in the EUDAT CDI, which allows EUDAT users to authenticate themselves using a variety of credentials. JSCs second major contribution to the EUDAT CDI is the operation of the B2DROP service, which is a secure and trusted cloud storage to store and exchange data, stipulating how, with whom, and for how long and which allows automatic desktop synchronization of files. In the EOSC-hub project, JSC will integrate B2ACCESS and B2DROP with services from the EGI Federation and INDIGO-DataCloud and support communities in EOSC Competence Centres and thematic service providers in exploiting these services.


EGI Foundation, Netherlands
Project Coordinator

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
the contact person is Daniel Mallmann

The consortium comprises more than 80 partners, including data centers and technology providers, along with research communities and funding agencies.

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EOSC-hub receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777536.

The grant period is January 2018 until December 2020.

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More detailed information about the project is available at the project's homepage.