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CS3MESH4EOSC grew out of a community of infrastructure builders and providers from the academic sector - servicing and supporting science, education and research.

Some of us provide data-management and file synchronization services for the research sector. These are typically based on open-source products - often customized and extended to suit scientific use cases.

Since 2014 we've been meeting up at the yearly CS3 conference organized by CERN.



We complement data services from Google, Dropbox, Amazon, Microsoft and others with services suited for the particular needs of researchers and students at European academic institutions.

In particular we focus on sharing and publishing under the FAIR principles and open and reusable data processing and analysis chains.



We've been generously funded under the European Union’s EOSC umbrella. This means that our services will be made available through the EOSC-hub.


  • CERN
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • SURFsara BV
  • Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC)
  • AARnet
  • University of Münster (WWU)
  • Ailleron SA
  • Cubbit SRL
  • Joint Research Centre - European Commision (JRC)
  • Fundacion ESADE

Project Steering Committee

  • Pedro Ferreira, CERN (WP1, Technical Director)
  • Ron Trompert, SURFSARA (WP2)
  • Hugo Gonzalez, CERN (WP3)
  • Maciej Brzezniak, PSNC (WP4)
  • Frederik Orellana, DTU (WP5, Deputy Project Director)
  • Guido Aben, AARnet (eResearch Partnerships Coordinator)
  • Jakub Moscicki, CERN (Project Coordinator)

Work Packages and Tasks

WP1. Project Management

  • Task 1.1: Scientific, financial and administrative project management. (CERN, DTU)
  • Task 1.2: Legal issues coordination and Project Risk Management. (CERN)
  • Task 1.3: Internal communication and organisation of meetings. (CERN)

WP2. Federated Infrastructure

  • Task 2.1: Roadmap for trust (CESNET, SURFsara, DTU)
  • Task 2.2: Operational excellence and new sites (WWU, CERN, SURFsara, SWITCH)
  • Task 2.3: Quality assurance, monitoring and accounting (SUFsara, CERN)
  • Task 2.4: Integration with EOSC-hub (SUFsara, CERN)
  • Task 2.5: Security in federation (SWITCH, CESNET, CERN, SURFsara)

WP3. Technology and Foundation

  • Task 3.1: Definition and standardization of protocols and APIs (CERN, Ailleron, PSNC, CESNET)
  • Task 3.2: Reference interoperability platform (Ailleron, CERN, PSNC, CESNET, Cubbit)
  • Task 3.3: EFSS service integration (PSNC, CERN, DTU)
  • Task 3.4: R&D: Interoperability with peer-to-peer storage (Cubbit, CERN)

WP4. Users and Applications

  • Task 4.1: Data Science Environments (Ailleron, CERN, JRC, PSNC)
  • Task 4.2: Open Data Systems (DTU, PSNC, AARnet)
  • Task 4.3: Collaborative Documents (WWU, PSNC, CERN)
  • Task 4.4: On-demand data transfers (SUFsara, PSNC, CESNET, AARnet)
  • Task 4.5: Common application requirements and deployment mechanisms (PSNC, DTU, Ailleron)
  • Task 4.6: Evaluation of the dynamics of collaborative users communities and governance of the CS3 mesh consortium (ESADE, PSNC, CERN)

WP5. Dissemination, exploitation & outreach

  • Task 5.1: Branding & web-based support tools (DTU, all partners)
  • Task 5.2: Dissemination and exploitation (DTU, all partners)
  • Task 5.3: Engagement of new user communities (DTU, AARnet, all partners)
  • Task 5.4: Communications (DTU, all partners)
  • Task 5.5: External events (DTU, all partners)
  • Task 5.6: Assessment of Business Impact (ESADE, DTU)

Project Advisory Board



Feel free to get in touch at contact@cs3community.org or on gitter.

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