Provisional Members and Observers of the EOSC Association
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
KIT, “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, creates knowledge for the society and the environment to make significant contributions to global challenges in energy, mobility and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering, economics, humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.
Karolinska institutet is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes. With close relationship to the clinical milieu, a well established infrastructure and a stable financial situation, Karolinska Institutet has excellent prerequisites for sustaining high quality research and education. The research spans the entire medical field, from basic experimental research to patient-oriented and nursing research. .
Founded in 1425, KU Leuven has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. Today, it is Belgium’s highest-ranked university as well as one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. KU Leuven boast a strong international reputation for research excellence. As a comprehensive university, it pursues curiosity-driven and strategic frontier research as well as targeted and demand-driven research, all in an interdisciplinary environment.
League of European Research Universities
/*-->*/ The League of European Research Universities is a well-established network of research-intensive universities. We develop and disseminate our views on research, innovation and higher education through policy papers, statements, meetings and events helping to shape policy at the EU level. The League is a valued interlocutor for the European institutions and other policy stakeholders.
Country: Czech Republic
/*-->*/ Masaryk University (MU) is the second-largest Czech university with around 30,000 students and 4,500 staff in 10 faculties and two university Institutes. Its Institute of Computer Science is a leading national institute in the area of e-infrastructures and cybersecurity, with centre CERIT-SC, member of the national research e-infrastructure e-INFRA CZ and ELIXIR CZ research infrastructure. CERIT-SC specializes in flexible, cloud-based infrastructures, adjustable to users' needs.
National Agency for Research and Development
Country: The Republic of Moldova
National Agency for Research and Development is central administrative authority, which was established through the Decision no.196 from 28.02.2018 of the Government of the Republic of Moldova. NARD is performing its mission by developing national, bilateral and multilateral cooperation through JPI, ERA-Nets COFUND etc., supporting researcher’s mobility, promoting the concepts of research infrastructures, Smart Specialization, trainer technology actions, open science opportunities and serving as BHO for the EURAXESS Programme, Moldovan Scientific Diaspora members with RTDI Sector of Moldova. NARD is legal successor of rights and obligations of Center of International Projects, Agency for Innovation and Transfer Technology and Agency for Research and Development, public institutions under Academy of Sciences of Moldova. As a legal successor of activities provided by those institutions all projects (H2020 EURAXESS TOP III, Water Works JPI 2014, Water Works JPI 2015, Climate JPI 2018, EaP Plus, NCP Academy, ERANET-RUS-PLUS etc), including host activities of promotion and development of Horizon 2020 Program, are undertaken by NARD. Key activities: - implements the state policy according to the action plans approved by the Government in order to transpose the National Program in the fields of research, innovation and development as well as to align national academia sector to the European Research Area; - manages the approved budget for project financing, according to the normative framework. - manages national development funds and funds from bilateral and multilateral programs launched under cooperation agreements with international organizations and foundations; - monitors the activity of science and technological parks and innovation incubators in which residents implement innovation and technology transfer projects, as well as the activity of their managers; - facilitates the partnership between public organizations and/or private companies.
National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
The French National Centre for Scientific Research is among the world's leading research institutions. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. Internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific research, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development, as well as for the general public.
National Centre for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS"
Demokritos is today the largest multidisciplinary Research Centre of Greece with approximately 180 Researchers in tenured and tenure-track positions and over 500 Research Personnel working in projects funded mainly by grants from State Funds, the European Union and Private Industries.The Centre consists of five independent Institutes focusing on different scientific fields.
National Infrastructures for Research and Technology - GRNET S.A.
GRNET provides advanced network, cloud computing and IT infrastructures and services to academic and research institutions, to educational bodies at all levels, as well as to agencies of the public, broader public and private sector. It holds a key role as the coordinator of all e-infrastructures in education and research, leveraging the educational and research activity in the country towards the development of applied and technological research. GRNET, supervised by the Ministry of Digital Governance, contributes to the country’s Digital Transformation via in-depth analysis, technological studies, standard solutions and specialized know-how, serving at the same time hundreds of thousands of users on a daily basis in strategic fields.
National Institute of Biology
The National Institute of Biology (NIB) is a public research institute formed by the Government of RS with the following intentions: Creation of new fundamental knowledge in the field of biology and related natural and environmental sciences; Transfer of this knowledge to use with the intention of improving the quality of life, of supporting the environmental policy, and of development in biotechnology.
National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment
INRAE was formed by the merger of INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, and IRSTEA, the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture. Both institutes were known for the quality of their research and their great expertise. Their union has generated a critical research mass and has pooled their major infrastructures (e.g., observatories, technical platforms, data repositories), including some that are one of a kind in Europe. As a result, INRAE is uniquely suited to perform valuable research on numerous topics, including water resources, regional agricultural strategies, the preservation and restoration of biodiversity, risk anticipation and management, and digital agriculture.
National Science Centre
NCN is a government agency, supervised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, set up in 2011 to support basic research in Poland. Basic research is defined as empirical or theoretical endeavours undertaken to gain new knowledge of the foundations of phenomena and observable facts, without any direct commercial use. NCN funds projects in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering. The NCN has funding schemes dedicated to researchers at different stages of their career.
Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Natural History Museum Vienna)
With a collection of more than 30 million objects and more than 800.000 visitors per year, the Natural History Museum Vienna is one of the world’s leading natural history museums and one of the largest non-university research centres in Austria.
About 60 scientists of a total staff of ~ 300 are carrying out fundamental research in a wide range of fields related to earth, life, and human sciences, supported by libraries, technical departments, scientific laboratories, and taxidermy facilities.
Navarra de Servicios y Tecnologías S.A.
/*-->*/ Public entity owned by Government of Navarre, backed by more than 30 years of experience. Its main asset is a highly qualified technical team, more than 100 professionals, who work to integrate infrastructure, technologies and transversal services from the public sector contributing to the development of the society through scientific and technological projects (HPC, IA, sequencing NGS, e-health, new generation broadband...)
NORDUnet is a collaboration of the NRENs of the five Nordic countries; Denmark (DeiC), Iceland (RHnet), Norway (Uninett), Sweden (SUNET), and Finland (Funet). Since 1980 NORDUnet operates a world-class network and e-infrastructure service for the Nordic R&E community. The five NRENs develop and operate the national research network infrastructures, connecting more than 400 research & education institutions with more than 1.2 million users.