The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC, opens an external URL in a new window) aims to deploy and consolidate an open, trusted virtual environment to enable circa 2 million European researchers to store, share, process, analyse, and reuse research digital objects including data, publications and software across disciplines and borders.

A European co-programmed Partnership approach for EOSC has been proposed for the period 2021-2030. It will bring together institutional, national and European initiatives and engage all relevant stakeholders to deploy a European Research Data Commons where data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable (FAIR). This European contribution to a Web of FAIR Data and Related Services for Science will support open science in a deepened European Research Area and provide the basis for the research and innovation data space foreseen in the European Strategy for Data.