The European Open Sciene Cloud (EOSC) offers a new virtual environment with open services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data. EOSC expects that 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science and technology will use the portal, that supports Open Science and FAIR data use.
Open Science and FAIR data
Utrecht University’s NMR and in particular the HADDOCK portal is part of the EOSC portal. The EOSC Portal is the first step towards the EOSC implementation, putting into practice the European Commission’s vision for Open Science. It brings convergence to a fragmented research ecosystem and fosters FAIR rules of participation.
The Austrian Presidency and the European Commission invited stakeholders from all Member States to celebrate the launch of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Prof. Alexandre Bonvin represented Utrecht University at the launch event.
WeNMR: Life Sciences
Alexandre explains the relevance of EOSC: “The international team behind WeNMR develops data analytic tools for life scientists by integrating structural biology software, compute and data. Our online services are used by thousands of researchers studying molecular forces and biomolecular interactions to guide drug design, treatments and diagnostics. To give an example, HADDOCK has over 11500 registered users worldwide and in 2017-2018 was acknowledged in 350 papers. Our mission is to provide sustainable, user-friendly services to our users. This means that on one hand we need to hide the complexity of the computing resources used to power the services, and on the other, we want to ensure sufficient resources to operate those. The EOSC Portal brings many advantages to us. Thanks to the portal, our online services will be available to more researchers through a user-friendly, easy-to-use marketplace. More researchers means more science done with the support of our services. And more science means more knowledge, more innovation and more impact for our work.”