16.03.2018

The European Commission announced on 14 March 2018 the adoption of the Implementation Roadmap for the European Science Cloud.

Overall, the document presents the results and available evidence from an extensive and conclusive consultation process that started with the publication of the Communication: European Cloud initiative (COM(2016)178) in April 2016.

The consultation upheld the intervention logic presented in the Communication, to create a fit for purpose pan-European federation of research data infrastructures, with a view to moving from the current fragmentation to a situation where data is easy to store, find, share and re-use. On the basis of the consultation, the implementation Roadmap gives and overview of six actions lines for the implementation of the EOSC: a) architecture, b) data, c) services, d) access & interfaces, e) rules and f) governance. Specifically regarding the latter, the Roadmap presents a governance framework and a governance structure that emerged from the consultation, as a basis for further discussion with Member States. This was foreseen explicitly by the Communication.

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