GÉANT has published a paper detailing the community’s position on the establishment of European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Nodes to support research and education.
The paper aims to ensure the continuation of EOSC as a research community centred initiative and where EOSC Nodes place research and researchers at the centre of their mission.
From the paper:
GÉANT and the NRENs have a long history in scalable, federated environments that can support the creation of EOSC Nodes
The GÉANT Association and Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) are fully supportive of a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) that is centred on the research community, where EOSC Nodes place research and researchers at the centre of their mission. This helps them to work more efficiently and effectively, follow FAIR principles, and ensure research artefacts are easily available while observing full academic sovereignty of research data. For example, FAIR-enabled trustworthy repositories which act as a key part of the full data lifecycle.