EOSC-Life brings together the 13 life science research infrastructures (LS RIs) to create an open collaborative space for digital biology. It is a joint response to the challenge of analysing and reusing the prodigious amounts of data produced by life sciences.

The goal of the EOSC-Life project is to make sure that life scientists can find, access and integrate life-science data for analysis and reuse in academic and industrial research. In other words, the project strives to make data ‘FAIR’ (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) across Europe.  

In this way, EOSC-Life will transform European life sciences by providing an open, continent-scale, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment for data science, based on FAIR data.

In addition, EOSC-Life will enable researchers to combine resources from multiple RIs for new research funded through open calls. Researchers can also receive support through the variety of additional services the project offers, including alignment with relevant standards and policies (GDPR, etc).

Project dates: 1 March 2019 to 28 February 2023 
EMBRC role: participation in the development of a comprehensive model for providing data and access tools via the cloud
Funding: €23,745,996.25 (Horizon 2020, under grant agreement number 824087) 
Learn more on CORDIS (European Commission website)

Current projects

eDNAqua-Plan seeks to gather information on aquatic monitoring projects, assessing standardization efforts, and evaluating the feasibility of creating a FAIR-based digital ecosystem for eDNA repositories and a dynamic species reference library to support future biodiversity monitoring initiatives in marine and freshwater ecosystems.
The overall objective of FAIR-EASE is to customize and operate distributed and integrated services for observation and modelling of the Earth system, environment and biodiversity by improving the TRL of their different components implemented in close cooperation with user-communities, the European Open Science Cloud and research infrastructures in their design and sustainable availability.
The EU-funded AtlantECO project aims to develop and apply a novel, unifying framework that provides knowledge-based resources for a better understanding and management of the Atlantic Ocean and its ecosystem services. Focus areas include: microbiomes, plastic and the plastisphere, and seascape connectivity.