By Virginia de Pablo and Esteban González – UPM

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) published its “Strategic Implementation Plan” in 2019 with the idea of giving data science the importance it has.

The EOSC is presented as an “open festival of science”, inclusive to people of all backgrounds and cultures, pretending to be diverse for the people they work for –everybody- and for the content it will offer: publications, data, software and services… everything related with science for anyone interested in science. Everybody will be able to participate.

The idea is to create a cloud focused on research needs, community-driven, inclusive and respectful of diversity, accessible to all, open by default, hands-on and participatory, transparent and trustworthy.

In this way, the EOSC will be useful to foster technical competences and to train people: data, software methods of doing science and publications…. all will be part of the Open Science community.

By the end of 2020, the Executive Board will present the first steps taken by EOSC, those that started in 2019 and that have been reinforced in the beginning of 2020 with the implementation of the work plan.

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