EOSC-Life is creating an open, collaborative space for digital life science

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Johanna Bischof (1), Antje Keppler (1), Frauke Leitner (1)
1. Euro-BioImaging ERIC Bio-Hub @ EMBL

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EOSC-Life is an H2020-funded project bringing together the 13 Life Science ‘ESFRI’ Research Infrastructures (LS RIs) to create an open, digital and collaborative space for life science research. The project co-creates and integrates the EOSC federated core, while simultaneously creating, adapting and adopting policies for Open Science with a particular focus on the unique challenges of Life Science research. As one of the LS RIs, Euro-BioImaging ERIC represents the biological and biomedical imaging community and ensures that developments adhere to the requirements of the imaging field.


All activities aim to fulfil our 4 project goals:

  • Establish EOSC-Life by publishing FAIR life science data resources in EOSC
  • Provide the policies, guidelines and processes for secure and ethical data reuse
  • Populate an ecosystem of innovative life-science tools in EOSC
  • Enable data-driven research in Europe by connecting life scientists to EOSC via open calls for participation


The Life Science Research Infrastructures provide access for researchers to advanced instruments and research facilities that describe biology from single molecules to ecosystems and long-term population cohorts. This leads to the creation of very rich and diverse Life Science data sets that need to be processed and analysed. EOSC-Life provides solutions so that life scientists can make use of data, tools and workflows in the cloud. A crucial step is to make data, tools and analysis workflows more findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) through cloud deployment of these resources. 


By populating EOSC-Life, we are not merely fulfilling a project’s goals -- we are building the tools and training the people to make this the new normal for Life Science data. European scientists should be able to collaborate and reuse data regardless of where they are based. Training programmes, workshops and hackathons help to prepare our users for a new way of working. Open calls and demonstrator projects guide our developments and create examples for other projects - illustrating the capabilities of EOSC-Life. In the presentation, example projects from the imaging field that benefited from support, training, consultation and funding from EOSC-Life will be illustrated.

EOSC-Life is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824087.