​EOSC-hub and GÉANT expand collaboration with joint working agreement 

| 09 July 2018


On 3 July 2018 EOSC-hub, a project set up to create a single contact point for researchers to discover and access resources for advanced data-driven research, and the GÉANT project, whose vision is to ensure equal network access for all scientists across Europe to the research infrastructures and the e-infrastructure resources available to them, have signed an agreement to expand their existing collaboration and ensure that synergies across the projects are optimised leading to a more seamless delivery of benefits to Europe’s researchers. 

Areas of work included in the joint activity plan, and for which resources and personnel are committed, include: 

  • Strategy and business development. 
  • Innovation management, communication and stakeholder engagement. 
  • Federated service management. 
  • AAI interoperability and service integration. 
  • Cloud interoperability and service integration.  
  • Technical coordination. 

Yannick Legré, Managing Director of the EGI Foundation, signed the agreement on behalf of EOSC-hub in his capacity of Chairman of the General Assembly: “This agreement is notably strengthening technical cooperation in areas, such as AAI and cloud, that are critical to the development of a strong European Open Science Cloud.” He added: “Thanks to this collaboration between EOSC-hub and the GÉANT project, we will deliver more value to researchers and innovators across Europe.”  

GÉANT CEO Erik Huizer expanded, commenting that: “We’re delighted with today’s signing as it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to collaborate with all our partners to best support research communities across Europe. We look forward to strengthening this collaboration and ensuring Europe remains at the forefront of research.”