EOSC Platform Early Adopter Programme

C-SCALE, DICE, EGI-ACE, OpenAIRE Nexus, Reliance and ARCHIVER collaborate on EOSC Platform EAP

The EOSC Future project has launched the EOSC Platform Early Adopter Programme with C-SCALE, DICE, EGI-ACE, OpenAIRE Nexus, Reliance and ARCHIVER. Research communities and service providers will have unlimited access to EOSC services and expertise. Get the support you need to scale up your research project, advance your institution or broaden the reach of your services via the EOSC platform. Apply now.

The EOSC Platform Early Adopter Programme (EOSC Platform EAP) aims to foster a culture of cooperation among researchers and providers within the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The hands-on format of the programme will equip research communities and service providers with expert knowledge and resources, covering different services and e-infrastructures.

Beyond this in-kind support, programme participants will play an active role in EOSC development, helping to create an EOSC that serves the actual needs of European research communities in all domains.

What’s in it for you?

Selected applicants will be grouped into ‘Early Adopter Projects’ with well-defined work plans and objectives (e.g. onboarding a service in EOSC, running a data analysis workflow, etc.).

Each project can have a duration of 3, 6 or 12 months.

The Early Adopter Projects will get the support they need in terms of:

  • accessing technical services and resources throughout the project’s entire research life cycle
  • receiving technical support from EOSC Future experts and project partners to identify, access and use the services and resources
  • onboarding services to the EOSC Marketplace and making services more visible to the broader EOSC community
  • benefitting from EOSC services (i.e. AAI, helpdesk, monitoring, accounting, etc.).

Please note: The programme aims to provide technical support; however, this does not include direct financial support to applicants.

Who should apply?

  • providers looking to integrate their services into EOSC and, in turn, make them available to the research community at large
  • research communities working to address cross-disciplinary, societal or complex research challenges with the help of EOSC resources from different disciplines or e-infrastructures

Apply now

Applications are already open for the EOSC Platform EAP. Find out more here.

N.B.: A cut-off date for the 1st round of Early Adopter Projects is set for 15 May 2022. Applicants who submitted applications will be informed of the evaluation committee’s decision within 1 month.

EGI-ACE Workshop: EOSC Compute Platform User Support

On April 5th, we are organising a User Support workshop for the EOSC Compute Platform. Registration is now open!

The EOSC Compute Platform, delivered by the EGI-ACE project, is a system of federated compute and storage facilities, complemented by diverse access, data management and compute enabling services. The EOSC Compute Platform is designed to support a wide range of data processing and analysis use cases, the hosting of scientific services, containers and data spaces. 

The workshop is organised for:

  • Existing and provisional EGI-ACE use cases,
  • The technical support staff (the shepherds) working with them, and
  • Any party who would like to learn about the capabilities and benefits of the EGI-ACE services, and the EOSC Compute Platform to use them for Open Science.

The workshop consists of two parts:

  • In the morning session, overview presentations with short Q&A slots will cover the different areas of services of the EOSC Compute Platform: Compute services; Data services, Higher-level services.
  • The afternoon session will consist of ‘use case support clinics’, where scientific communities (e.g. the EGI-ACE use cases) can work with the EGI-ACE technical experts. Bring your use case and questions to the clinics! The exact topics of the clinics will be selected from this Doodle based on the participants’ interest.

Doodle for the Clinic Sessions

This Doodle collects interests for topics to be featured in the Use case support clinics sessions of the EGI-ACE Compute Platform User Support Workshop. 

When filling out the Doodle please write your name + the use case (or project or institute) you represent. Topics offered in the Doodle are:

  • AI/ML (model development, training, delivery)
  • Containers (Kubernetes, Docker, uDocker, Singularity)
  • Orchestration (EC3/IM, DODAS, Indigo-PaaS)
  • Data management (File Transfer Service, caching, Rucio, DataHub, Publishing, FAIR)
  • Analytics service (Binder/Jupyter)
  • Authentication, authorisation, group/role mgm
  • Resource allocation and access (Cloud/HTC/HPC/GPU)

Connection information

Registered participants will receive the connection information in email closer to the event.

EGI-ACE is a 30-month project coordinated by the EGI Foundation with a mission to empower researchers from all disciplines to collaborate in data- and compute-intensive research through free-at-point-of-use services.
EGI-ACE receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101017567.

The EGI-ACE call for use cases is now open!

EGI-ACE is a 30-month project coordinated by the EGI Foundation with a mission to empower researchers from all disciplines to collaborate in data- and compute-intensive research through free-at-point-of-use services.

The project has now opened a call for use cases! With this call, the project offers access to infrastructure and platform services, dedicated user support and training. The services are sponsored by the European Commission and various national funding agencies and are free to access to the selected use cases.

Who should apply

The call targets international researchers, research projects, communities and infrastructures, as well as national research groups.


The project offers compute and storage resources, compute platform services, data management services and related user support and training.


The call will be open throughout 2021 and 2022. There are cut-off dates with 2-monthly frequency, each followed by the evaluation of the applications that were submitted up to that date. Next cut-off date is 15th of April. The evaluation and notification are within 1 month after the cut-off date.

How to apply

Submissions can be made either online using the below application form, or via email (egi-ace-call@mailman.egi.eu) using this template.

Online form to submit your use case.

Need more information?

Visit our open call dedicated webpage or contact us at egi-ace-call@mailman.egi.eu!

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EGI-ACE is officially kicked-off and launched!

On the 4th of February, the EGI-ACE project had its formal project kick-off meeting, followed by the public launch event the day after. Both days provided room for in-depth discussions, knowledge sharing, and opportunites to improve collaborations both internally and externally.

The Kick-off meeting was the first event that allowed for the consortium to meet, albeit virtually. Every part of the project was clearly presented by the relevant workpackage representative, ranging from project management to expected events, to the exploitation and impact that are envisioned. Unfortunately, meetings like these are still not being held face to face, but luckily creativity and modern-day technology allowed for some virtual networking and team building activities. We look forward to collaborating on this great project!

On Friday the 5th, the EGI-ACE project hosted its public launch event which allowed for any interested individual to join and learn more about the project. The event started with an overview that presented the opportunities the EGI-ACE project offers to users and providers to benefit from the EOSC Compute Platform. The session was followed by short presentations showcasing the infrastructure, platform, and federation services that EGI-ACE provides in EOSC. These services aim to support various use cases in the compute, data management, and authentication-authorisation domain.

Short presentations were given by Fabrizio Antonio (CCMC), Dick Schaap (MARIS), Agnes Mika (ASTRON), and Björn Grüning (University of Freiburg) to introduce some fo the Data Space services, supported by the project. Each presentation provided a clear overview of their objectives, and how the EGI-ACE project can play an important role to support the process.

The last part of the public launch event zoomed in on EGI-ACE partner projects from the INFRAEOSC-07 call. This provided the audience an opportunity to not only learn more about each project, but also to understand how EGI-ACE and each project aims to collaborate and what common purpose all aim to serve.

  • DICE (Data Infrastructure Capacity for EOSC) – Debora Testi (CINECA)
  • OpenAIRE-Nexus (Scholarly Communication Services for EOSC users) – Paolo Manghi (CNR-ISTI)
  • RELIANCE (REsearch LIfecycle mAnagemeNt for Earth Science Communities and CopErnicus users in EOSC) – Raul Palma (PSNC)
  • C-SCALE (Copernicus – eoSC AnaLytics Engine) – Christian Briese (EODC)

Missed the chance to attend the public launch event? Not to worry, we have collected all presentations on the Indico website. Should you need more information about the public launch, or the project, please do not hesitate to read up on our main project webpage and/or contact us at: egi-ace-po@mailman.egi.eu.