The Commission adopted on 14 March 2018 the Implementation Roadmap for the European Science Cloud. The document presents the results and available evidence from an extensive consultation process that started with the publication of the Communication: European Cloud initiative. The consultation upheld the intervention logic presented in the Communication: to create a fit for purpose pan-European federation of research data infrastructures, with a view to moving from the current fragmentation to a situation where data is easy to store, find, share and re-use.


On the basis of the consultation, the implementation Roadmap gives an overview of six actions lines for the implementation of the EOSC:

a) architecture, b) data, c) services, d) access & interfaces, e) rules and f) governance.

Specifically regarding the latter, the Roadmap presents a governance framework and a governance structure that emerged from the consultation, as a basis for further discussion with Member States. This was foreseen explicitly by the Communication.

The document describes the measures taken under Horizon 2020 Work Programmes to start implementing the EOSC. The financing of the EOSC is secured until 2020 through the Horizon 2020 Work Programme (including € 300 million to support the development of the EOSC federating core and open FAIR data pilot), and based on the additional commitments of stakeholders responding to the EOSC Summit Declaration.

JPI HDHL supported from the beginning of its joint activities the creation of research data infrastructures in the area of food, nutrition and health with the ENPADASI initiative and it promotes the FAIR data principles in its more recent calls.

Among the planned events related to the EOSC implementation on 24 April 2018 in Brussels, Belgium a workshop will be held on Open Research Data to Support Sustainable Health Initiatives, discussing issues that are also sensitive in the domain of the JPI HDHL when dealing with the collection of patient data on food consumption and related diseases.