About PaNOSC

The PaNOSC project, Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud, brings together six strategic European research infrastructures (ESRF, CERIC-ERIC, ELI Delivery Consortium, the European Spallation Source, European XFEL and the Institut Laue-Langevin – ILL, and the e-infrastructures EGI and GEANT, with the goal of contributing to the construction and development of the EOSC, an ecosystem allowing universal and cross-disciplinary open access to data through a single access point, for researchers in all scientific fields.

The mission is to contribute to the realization of a data commons for Neutron and Photon science, providing services and tools for data storage, analysis and simulation, for the many scientists from existing and future disciplines using data from photon and neutron sources. To achieve this aim, the exchange of know-how and experiences is crucial to driving a change in culture by embracing Open Science among the targeted scientific communities.

This is why the project works closely with the national photon and neutron sources in Europe to develop common policies, strategies and solutions in the area of FAIR data policy, data management and data services.

The main objectives of PaNOSC are:

  • Participate in the construction of the EOSC by linking with the e-infrastructures and other ESFRI clusters.
  • Make scientific data produced at Europe’s major Photon and Neutron sources fully compatible with the FAIR principles.
  • Generalise the adoption of open data policies, standard metadata and data stewardship from 15 photon and neutron RIs and physics institutes across Europe
  • Provide innovative data services to the users of these facilities locally and the scientific community at large via the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
  • Increase the impact of RIs by ensuring data from user experiments are used beyond the initial scope.
  • Share the outcomes with the national RIs who are observers in the proposal and the community at large to promote the adoption of FAIR data principles, data stewardship and the EOSC.
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PaNOSC objectives