Services for the European Open Science Cloud

EOSC-hub & PaNOSC

The project PaNOSC, Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud is one of five cluster projects funded under the European H2020 programme.

The Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud (PaNOSC) is a European project for making FAIR data a reality in 6 ESFRI Research Infrastructures (RIs), developing and providing services for scientific data and connecting these to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). PaNOSC was launched on January 15th 2019 and will run until December 2022, coordinated by the ESRF.

By bringing together six strategic European research infrastructures (ESRFCERIC-ERICELI-DC, European Spallation SourceEuropean XFEL and Institut Laue-Langevin) and the e-infrastructures EGI and GEANT, PaNOSC will contribute to the construction and development of the EOSC, an ecosystem allowing universal and cross-disciplinary open access to data through a single access point, for researchers in all scientific fields.

The project will work closely with the national photon and neutron sources in Europe in order to develop common policies, strategies, and solutions in the area of FAIR data policy, data management and data services.

The services developed for data preservation and open access, as well as for data storage, analysis and simulation, will allow users to access data from the catalogues of the existing research facilities in a seamless and easy fashion, for immediate sharing and re-use. Connection to the EOSC Service Catalogue will be an essential step to make the catalogue an entry point to all the available tools and services developed for users in the frame of EOSC-related projects.

The EOSC-Hub & PaNOSC collaboration can be summarised in the following areas:

- Strategic: EOSC-hub Strategic Board participation.

- Technical: Technical support and service provisioning via the EGI Federated Cloud, EGI Notebooks service, EGI Data Transfer service, EUDAT data discovery and archiving.

- Operational: Coordinated user support and outreach.