Services for the European Open Science Cloud

EOSC-hub & GÉANT GN4-2

The GÉANT GN4-2 project is the second phase of the 68-month Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) established between the GÉANT Consortium and the European Commission in April 2015. It will help raise European research to the next level, promoting scientific excellence, access and re-use of research data. It will also drive European-wide cost efficiencies in scientific infrastructure through the promotion of interoperability on an unprecedented scale with other e-infrastructures.

EOSC-hub and GÉANT GN4-2 have signed an agreement to expand their existing collaboration and ensure that synergies across the projects are optimised leading to a more seamless delivery of benefits to Europe’s researchers.

Areas of work included in the joint activity plan, and for which resources and personnel are committed, include:

  • Strategy and business development.
  • Innovation management, communication and stakeholder engagement.
  • Federated service management.
  • AAI interoperability and service integration.
  • Cloud interoperability and service integration.  
  • Technical coordination.

Yannick Legré, Managing Director of the EGI Foundation, signed the agreement on behalf of EOSC-hub in his capacity of Chairman of the General Assembly: “This agreement is notably strengthening technical cooperation in areas such as AAI and cloud, that are critical to the development of a strong European Open Science Cloud.” He added: “Thanks to this collaboration between EOSC-hub and the GÉANT project, we will deliver more value to researchers and innovators across Europe.”  

GÉANT CEO Erik Huizer expanded, commenting that: “We’re delighted with today’s signing as it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to collaborate with all our partners to best support research communities across Europe. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and ensuring Europe remains at the forefront of research.”