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European Open Science Cloud - EU Node



EOSC EU Node is a platform that primarily supports multi-disciplinary and multi-national research promoting the use of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data and supplementary services in Europe and beyond. Within this environment researchers can find easy-to-use tools and the much-needed support to both individually and collectively, plan, execute, disseminate, and assess their typical research workflows and outcomes across the EOSC ecosystem.  

In addition, EOSC EU Node is a platform that facilitates the creation of the EOSC Federation, following the system of systems architectural principle of federated research infrastructures. It aims to provide a technical and administrative blueprint and interoperability framework for other potential infrastructure node candidates to be established. EOSC EU Node can be recognised as the first European-level node of the EOSC Federation promoted by the European Commission as an operationalised platform in production.   

Managed services provided by the EOSC EU Node have been procured by the European Commission, hosted and operated by third-party contractors, and made available to EOSC Stakeholders primarily gathered under the EOSC Association. The oversight of EOSC EU Node platform services is provided by the EOSC Tripartite Governance.   

Who is it for


If you are a researcher or citizen scientist in Europe with an interest in multi-disciplinary and multi-national data-driven open sciences, the EOSC EU Node has been created for you to find and access interoperable and reusable data, publications, software, and services across the federated, national, regional, and thematic clusters and ecosystems. The EOSC EU Node platform not only gives you access to a diverse range of research outputs, but also allows you to implement and execute research workflows, which can be discovered and republished within the same platform.  

The EOSC EU Node managed services are built upon the FAIR data guiding principles of making data and services findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. All services are provided in a compliant, sovereign, and secure cloud-based environment that is designed and operated in compliance with EU GDPR to prevent unauthorised access to resources and adheres to information governance standards. Researchers have the possibility to implement and execute their workflows on the EOSC EU Node which can be discovered and republished to enhance findability of research outcomes. 

Detailed information on these upcoming services is available here.  


If you are a scientific resource provider with European interest or potential node candidate at a national/regional domain or thematic cluster, the EOSC EU Node provides you the opportunity to contribute with your research outputs; e.g., data, software, services, and tools to the collective mission of fostering Open Science. The EOSC EU Node not only allows you to directly onboard your well-visited resources to the EU Node but also provides you federating core capabilities and architecture blueprint for establishing your ecosystem as an EOSC node. 

Contributor Categories: 

  • Repositories: Offer curated and FAIR research outputs with unique identifiers and minimum semantic interoperability (such as publications, data, software, etc.) that are as open as possible and as closed as necessary. 
  • Research Infrastructures: Contribute specialised knowledge, tools, applications, and datasets particularly in niche or cutting-edge areas of science.  
  • Technology and Infrastructure Providers: Offer infrastructure and/or platform services following the cloud-based delivery model, that can form the European backbone of computational and data storage capabilities. 
  • Software Developers and IT Professionals: Develop the models, tools, and applications that facilitate data management, analysis, collaboration, and other essential research activities within the EOSC ecosystem. 
  • Industry Partners: Engage with the EOSC EU Node for collaborative research activities spanning across public and private sectors, and for potentially bridging the gap between scientific research and industrialised innovation.

Detailed information on how you can contribute to the EOSC EU Node will be available soon in the Contributors section. Rules of Participation is subject to apply.

Available Forums

User Forum: If you are a researcher willing to contribute to the design and features of the EOSC EU Node or help us identify domain-specific use cases, please express your interest to join the User Forum. You don’t even have to be familiar with EOSC, its concept, or services, as we would appreciate your fresh perspective! The members of the User Forum will be invited to participate voluntarily in brainstorming, co-design, and review activities. All of them taking as little or as much of your time as you want. 

Technology Forum: If you are interested in keeping up to date with the technical and related policy developments of the EOSC EU Node, please join the Technology Forum. Research output publishers, service providers, research infrastructures, and any European organisation interested in contributing directly to the EOSC EU Node with its research output and services, or indirectly by establishing its own EOSC Node in the future, are welcome. The Forum will engage new and past contributors (referred to as ‘Providers’ in the past) inviting discussion and providing support as needed. 

You can express your interest and join our User and Technology forums by filling out the form below. 

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