European Open Science Cloud - Interview to Giorgio Rossi
The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative, launched by the European Commission in November 2018, will offer researchers a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data, across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing data infrastructures.
After a two-year preparatory phase, EOSC has entered the implementation phase.
"The construction of the project will be supported by the continuous updating of the strategic agenda, on the basis of what you learn while you do" explains Giorgio Rossi in the interview he gave for GARR News.
The governance of EOSC is based on a three-pole system, which sees the EOSC Association, the Commission and a strategic forum that dialogues with both.
The strategic forum includes all European countries, including those that do not have direct participation in EOSC, and acts as a third 'power' outside the partnership, capable of developing a strategy and a coherent vision in Europe.
One of the first steps is to develop a robust and homogeneous method for assessing the contribution of member countries to data policy and EOSC over the next 10 years.
Giorgio Rossi also highlighted the birth of the ICDI (Italian Computing and Data Infrastructure), a working group created by the representatives of some of the main Italian Research Infrastructures and Digital Infrastructures with the aim of promoting synergies at national level.