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European Open Science Cloud Portal


Resource description

EOSC2020The European Open Science Cloud Portal is an EU-funded infrastructure providing data, analytical tools and information about computation, security and storage.

In 2022 the Social Sciences & Humanities Open Marketplace was launched to provide "tools, services, training materials, datasets, publications and workflows" for researchers.

The initial-phase EOSC Future project is intended to give European researchers access to a variety of research resources and coordinated support services, such as those in the Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) index.

EOSC has six components:

  1. An architecture to address fragmentation by federating existing infrastructures
  2. The enhancement of data management tools to make research data FAIR: findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (see the EC publication Turning FAIR into Reality)
  3. Services to meet user needs
  4. Interfaces and mechanisms to access EOSC
  5. Rules of participation for scientists and administrators
  6. Governance of EOSC - consisting of a Governance Board, an Executive Board and Stakeholders Forum (see the EC publication Prompting EOSC in Practice)

EOSC initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are described on this page.

The Social Sciences & Humanities Open Marketplace was launched in 2022 as successor to the Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC, 2019). SSHOC was set up “with €14.5 million funding as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme… It aims to bring together existing and new infrastructures from social science and humanities ERICs (European Research Infrastructure Consortiums) and foster interdisciplinary research and collaboration.”


Time period

Dataset coverage varies by series and is indicated for each data resource indexed in the EOSC portal.


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Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]


Page last updated on 25 October 2022

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