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With the aim of encouraging cooperation, and ultimately alignment and interoperability, among these and similar endeavours, the Global Open Science Cloud (GOSC) initiative will go forward as an integral part of the ISC CODATA Decadal Program ‘Making Data Work for Cross Domain Grand Challenges’.
The vision for a global coordinating activity emerged from a number of discussions, including those at the 2019 CODATA Conference in Beijing, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has granted seed funding for CNIC to help launch the initiative. A CODATA GOSC Steering Group was established to help develop the foundations for the initiative and to ensure that it is fully international. Further information on the objectives, origins and linkages of the initiative is provided at the CODATA website.
The mission of GOSC will be to help connect various institutional, national, and regional initiatives, laying the foundations for cross-continental, federated, Open Science and FAIR infrastructure, and virtual research environments. GOSC will pursue its mission through thematic Working Groups addressing a number of challenges shared by Open Science Clouds (including governance and sustainability, policy and legal issues, technical alignment, and semantic interoperability). GOSC will also develop Case Studies of domain and cross-domain research supported by different Open Science infrastructures.