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Core Components Supporting a FAIR EOSC

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Building new EOSC-Core components to support FAIR research in science

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is an ecosystem of research data and related services that will facilitate and optimise access to and reliable re-use of FAIR research outputs, including data and software. The main objective of the EU-funded FAIRCORE4EOSC project is to develop and introduce new components that will be seamlessly integrated with the existing EOSC-Core services, bridging gaps identified in the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). It will use existing technologies and services to develop nine new EOSC-Core components to enable EOSC persistent identifiers, an EOSC research software infrastructure and support for advances in EOSC repositories—all of which are important for the FAIR research life cycle.


FAIRCORE4EOSC focuses on the development and realisation of EOSC-Core components supporting a FAIR EOSC, addressing gaps identified in the SRIA. Leveraging existing technologies and services, the project will develop nine new EOSC-Core components aimed to improve the discoverability and interoperability of an increased amount of research outputs. FAIRCORE4EOSC will also contribute to the EOSC Interoperability Framework by establishing new guidelines on the new EOSC-Core components. The new components will be crucial to support the FAIR research life cycle. Five user-centric case studies (climate change, social sciences and humanities, mathematics, national research information systems, research data management communities) will drive the development and testing of the new components ensuring they are tailored to the user needs (co-design). All the selected case studies share similar challenges that are common to many other stakeholder groups: research communities at European and national level have datasets that currently cannot be found in the EOSC; they use Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) but they are lacking PIDs for different levels of aggregation; they use community specific services to manage metadata that make cross-discipline reuse and interoperability complex. The user stories and best practices drawn by the case studies will be used to foster uptake of the new components beyond the project partners. The 22 complementary partners of the FAIRCORE4EOSC consortium have long-lasting experience in the provision and development of research data services, persistent identifiers, metadata and semantic registries, services and tools to archive and reference research software. The partners have also significantly contributed to the EOSC SRIA and are active members of the EOSC Association Task Forces (TFs) providing the project a unique insight and capacity to boost the development of the Web of FAIR Data and Related Services.


Net EU contribution
€ 1 274 453,00
02101 Espoo

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€ 1 274 453,00

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