27 Feb 2020

Going global: connecting the clouds

As the globalisation of research proceeds apace, the nascent European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) will need to be connected with similar initiatives elsewhere in the world. This paper explores how open science is developing around the world and the ramifications for EOSC and research in Europe.

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In December 2019, members of the Science|Business Network's Cloud Consultation Group and invited guests met to discuss how to connect the new European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) with similar initiatives elsewhere in the world. This report is based partly on those discussions, but is ultimately a product of Science|Business. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of
individual members.

This report is the ninth in a series that the group is working on, to gather private and public sector expertise on topics of importance to the development of the European Open Science Cloud. The other reports are available on www.sciencebusiness.net:

• The Case for the Cloud, May 2017
• Governing the Open Science Cloud, October 2017
• The European Open Science Cloud: Who pays for what?, February 2018
• How the Science Cloud could pay its way, July 2018
• Priorities for the European Open Science Cloud, October 2018
• Future-proofing the Science Cloud, December 2018
• Why Open Science is the Future (And how to make it happen), July 2019
• Building a Self-Sustaining Science Cloud, November 2019