EOSC-hub brings together multiple service providers to create the Hub: a single contact point for European researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research. For researchers, this will mean a broader access to services supporting their scientific discovery and collaboration across disciplinary and geographical boundaries. The project mobilises providers from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and other major European research infrastructures to deliver a common catalogue of research data, services and software for research.
EOSC-hub plays a key role in the further developments of the EOSC Portal.
The EOSC-hub project contributes to the EOSC implementation roadmap by establishing interoperability and connectivity between EOSC leading e-infrastructures (EGI, EUDAT, and INDIGO) aiming for a seamless and open access to a system of research data and services provided across nations and disciplines. EOSC-hub, in collaboration with the EOSC Enhance project, is taking care of the onboarding of services in the EOSC Portal. Blue-Cloud, as part of its technical roadmap, is planning to expose its services and resources via the EOSC Portal, therefore a close collaboration with EOSC-hub will be established. Tiziana Ferrari, EGI Managing Director and EOSC-hub Project Coordinator, has been invited as a member of the Blue-Cloud External Stakeholders Experts Board to make sure this connection is in place and EOSC-hub actively contribute to the definition of the Blue-Cloud Roadmap for future strategic developments.
An additional area of collaboration is the provision of technical support to integrate solutions for distributed computing and data management to further scale up the Blue-Cloud infrastructure. The additional derived impact is the availability of data-intensive distributed computing and data management resources available to scale up the Blue-Cloud Infrastructure to serve a greater number of users and the promotion of BlueCloud Virtual Research Environment (VRE) pilots.
Additionally, collaborations at dissemination level are in place.