Multi-Annual Roadmap of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) 2023-2024

This Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) sets clear goals to develop the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and build a research environment that promotes Open Science and increases trust in and reproducibility of research. The overall impact is a pan-European research landscape that offers significantly improved discovery, access, interoperability, and exploitation of research outputs for researchers and for research and innovation stakeholders.

The proposed work plan for the 2023-2024 period takes into account the activities planned for the first stage and those forthcoming under the Horizon Europe INFRAEOSC Work Programme. This Multi-Annual Roadmap (MAR) 2023-2024 has been drafted by the EOSC Association Board of Directors in collaboration with the EOSC Association’s Task Forces. The content has also been shaped by a community consultation held in March 2022, which provided inputs on priorities. The roadmap provides a framework of priorities with derived activities and indicators for the second stage of activities. These focus on embedding EOSC by increasing the number of Research Infrastructures (RIs) that are federated and growing the
range of research outputs and services that are available. Activities also focus on developing skill sets, offering support networks and increasing the adoption of standards, so Open Science and FAIR practices are more widely adopted. The EOSC user base should be widened through collaboration with other Partnerships, data spaces and public sector groups. The EOSC is seen as one of the Data Spaces that overlaps with all other data spaces for their Research and Innovation activities. Ultimately, by the 2025-2027 period of development, the various thematic data spaces in development should connect via EOSC.

The document provides an overview of the general and specific objectives as well as operative objectives and actions (more information in the document).

General objectives (GOs) of the European Partnership / strategic objectives of this SRIA:
GO1 Ensure that Open Science practises and skills are rewarded and taught, becoming the ‘new normal’;
GO2 Enable the definition and adoption of standards, and the development of tools and services, to allow researchers to find, access, reuse and combine results;
GO3 Establish a sustainable and federated infrastructure enabling open sharing of scientific results.

Specific objectives (SOs):
SO1 Increase in the number of relevant research outputs that are made available as open as possible by researchers performing publicly funded research;
SO2 Professional data stewards are increasingly available in RPOs in Europe to support Open Science;
SO3 Development and adoption of incentives for researchers to perform Open Science;
SO4 Increasing amounts of research outputs from publicly funded research in Europe are FAIR by design;
SO5 The EOSC Interoperability Framework supports an increasing range and quantity of FAIR digital objects including data, software and other research artefacts;
SO6 Provide an increased number of services and resources to ensure that European research is discovered and reused within and across disciplines to extract new knowledge;
SO7 EOSC is operationalised and provides a stable and valuable infrastructure supporting researchers to address societal challenges;
SO8 Essential additional functionalities for end users from the public and private sectors are implemented in EOSC (these developments are complementary to those of other European data spaces);
SO9 EOSC increasingly establishes ties with related initiatives from regions around the world and becomes a partner in global cooperation frameworks for Open Science;
SO10 Common data quality indicators are agreed and implemented to ensure that research outputs within EOSC are ready for FAIR usage.


Document type
  • Policy/Strategy


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Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Elke Dall on June 9, 2022
Modified on June 9, 2022