Cloud Services for Synchronization and Sharing (CS3) have been widely deployed in the research and educational space, mostly by e-infrastructure providers, NRENs (National Research & Education Networks) and major research institutions. These services, usually in daily workflows for hundreds of thousands of users (including researchers, students, scientists and engineers) remain largely disconnected, and they are developed and deployed in isolation from each other.

Combining these various systems and services would boost open-science by presenting a joint, coordinated service to the users in the research and education space at a pan-European level. CS3MESH4EOSC focuses on this major technical, but especially societal challenge.

CS3MESH4EOSC  -  Interactive and agile sharing mesh of storage, data and applications for EOSC - aims to create an interoperable federation of data and higher-level services to enable friction-free collaboration between European researchers.

CS3MESH4EOSC will connect locally and individually provided services, and scale them up at the European level and beyond, with the promise of reaching critical mass and brand recognition among European scientists that are not usually engaged with specialist eInfrastructures.

Science Mesh - CS3MESH4EOSC main asset

CS3MESH4EOSC will provide a Pan-European natively FAIR and GDPR compliant data storage and sharing fabric. Science Mesh, the main asset of the project, provides an interoperable platform to easily sync & share, and deploy applications and software components within the full CS3 community to extend functionality of the service.

Science Mesh allows the users to retain control over their remote or domestic datasets, while at the same time becoming FAIR compatible and integrated with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Users will also be able to directly access the service provided by ScienceMesh from easy-to-use interfaces and discover the different functionalities.

These services are independent from the specific field of work of the researchers, thus enabling them to reach a wide audience of stakeholders from both the academia and the research industry interested in collaborating to increase  scientific knowledge.

The added-value for the stakeholders of CS3MESH4EOSC is constituted by the possibility for them to contribute in developing application plugins or easily set-up federations in their own scope and develop their own activities on top of them.

CS3MESH4EOSC Key facts

  • Starting date: January 1, 2020
  • Duration: 42 months
  • 13 partners from 10 Member States

Who will benefit from CS3MESH4EOSC?

Initiatives that can benefit from ScienceMesh by gaining access to a vast amount of data for free and improving scientific knowledge:


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