EFIS Centre participated in EOSC Enhance, a 24-month project completed in October 2021 and funded by the European Commission. The project aimed at progressing the vision for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). EFIS Centre led the activities of a consortium of key e-Infrastructures, Research Infrastructures representing the ESFRI cluster projects, technology and specialised service providers.
During the lifetime of EOSC Enhance, the project partners worked to develop and improve the functionality of the current manifestation of EOSC – the EOSC Portal, further augmenting the catalogue of services assembled to date, and connecting independent, thematic data clouds for the benefit of users and service providers across Europe.
These objectives were achieved via wide-ranging stakeholder consultation and in close collaboration with the EOSC Executive Board and Working Groups. Users, service providers and existing EOSC-related projects were engaged to play an active role in the co-design of the portal specifications. The project reached its goal by implementing two major software release greatly expanding the number of onboarded resources and improving the quality of services available to users.