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International relations

Within the NIIF Program, KIFÜ maintains intensive and fruitful international (organizational, professional, network, and project cooperation) relations with major European and foreign national organizations whose goals are similar to the development and implementation of electronic or digital infrastructure service provided by KIFÜ for Hungarian research, education and public collections. These relationships and opportunities for collaboration are in line with the crucial role that research and education communities around the world play in innovation, advance, testing, piloting and widespread application of innovative technologies, development of services and applications and in dissemination.

It is essential that KIFÜ cooperates with international partners in the whole of e-infrastructures spectrum (infrastructure, services, applications, content).

Major international organizational/professional/networking relationships

EOSC-Future - is an EU-funded H2020 project that is implementing the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

EOSC-Future is a project aiming at converging the various initiatives and projects in the development of EOSC that were established during few years. In essence – the project aims to demonstrate at the end of the project an operational EOSC Platform (‘System of Systems’) with an integrated execution environment consisting of data, professionally provided services, and open research products and infrastructure that will be accessed and used by the European researchers who will be engaged, facilitated, trained and supported to utilize the EOSC resources and solutions. The project will result in the further development of EOSC into several distinctive components: EOSC Core and EOSC Exchange as a technological backbone of EOSC Portal, as well as EOSC Interoperability framework which will serve as a major glue allowing the Open Science to be federated among the partners of the consortium. The project structure consists of the Technical part and Science Engagement part, and KIFÜ is involved in both parts as a linked 3rd party behind GEANT. On the Technology part, KIFÜ work is concentrated on the design of the user workflow of the EOSC portal. In the Science Engagement part, KIFÜ will participate with the national and regional open science engagement.
EOSC-Future consortium spans the entire landscape of pan-European scientific and technology development initiatives. The consortium is comprised of 36 partners, who can be roughly divided into several groups: technological partners, including GRNET, PSNC, CYFRONET, and several institutes as well as several commercial partners, European e-infrastructures including GEANT, EGI, OpenAire, and others. The significant group of partners represents the scientific clusters and big pan-European projects dedicated to the particular research fields: CESSDA, CLARIN, EMBL/Elixir, LIFE WATCH, and others. The consortium is more than capable of delivery of the objectives set out in the project, and the appropriate measures to ensure the directional focus are implemented in the project management. GEANT and NRENs play a significant role in this project as key partners for implementation, also contributing significantly to the technological steer of the overall project.