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National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe – NI4OS Europe

Financial support:  EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020

Execution period :  September 2019 – March 2022

Coordionator :   Greek Research and Technology Network-GRNET


  • ATHENA Research & Innovation Center, Greece
  • The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
  • University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria
  • SRCE – University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre, Croatia
  • Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
  • Governmental Agency for IT Development, Hungary
  • University of Debrecen, Hungary
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics Bucharest, Romania
  • Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, Romania
  • Academic and Research Network of Slovenia
  • University of Maribor Library, Slovenia
  • Institute of Physics Belgrade, Serbia
  • University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Albanian Academic Network – Interinstitutional ICT Research Centre, Albania
  • University of Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia
  • University of Montenegro, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Montenegro
  • Research and Educational Networking Association of Moldova
  • Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
  • Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association, Georgia


  1. Support the development and inclusion of the national Open Science Cloud initiatives in 15 Member States and Associated Countries in the EOSC governance.
  2. Instill within the community the EOSC philosophy and FAIR principles for data Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability.
  3. Provide technical and policy support for on-boarding of service providers into EOSC, including generic services (compute, data storage, data management), thematic services, repositories and data sets.

Short  description

National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe – NI4OS Europe aims to be a core contributor to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) service portfolio, commit to EOSC governance and ensure inclusiveness on the European level for enabling global Open Science.

NI4OS-Europe exploits and engages a strong human network covering a wide range of stakeholders, as well as the infrastructure and service providers in the region, to support the overall EOSC vision, architecture and governance.

NI4OS-Europe will federate the existing EOSC-relevant services in the 15 target countries and include them in the EOSC service offering. NI4OS-Europe will collaborate with the other EOSC-related initiatives to contribute to the common EOSC platform including a set of policies, rules and principles for managing services and research data across the EOSC ecosystem.

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