European Open Science Cloud

Over the past years, numerous policymakers around the world have articulated a clear and consistent vision of global Open Science as a driver for enabling a new paradigm of transparent, data-driven science as well as accelerating innovation.

In Europe, this vision is realised through an ambitious programme under the heading of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

The EOSC will offer a virtual environment with open and seamless services for storage, management, analysis and re-use of research data to 1.7 million European researchers and 70 million professionals in science, technology, the humanities and social sciences. The virtual environment extends across borders and scientific disciplines by federating existing scientific data infrastructures, currently dispersed across disciplines and the EU Member States.

EOSC Portal

Why is Norway participating in EOSC?

As the Norwegian service provider of national e-infrastructure, Sigma2 is engaged in work packages that will contribute to developing EOSC into a rich environment offering a wide range of services and resources for researchers.

Open Access policies

Norway has adopted national guidelines for Open Access and the Norwegian Research Council has established policies for Open Data.

In 2017 the Norwegian government publicly announced national goals and guidelines for Open Access to research publications.

The goal is that all publicly funded research should be made openly available by 2024. To achieve this the Norwegian government has established specific guidelines and measures

All Norwegian universities and most research-performing university colleges have Open Access policies in place. In general, policies are focused on self-archiving and depositing publications in institutional repositories.