“Establish a single collaborative cluster of next generation European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) facilities in the area of astronomy- and accelerator-based particle physics in order to implement a functional link between the concerned ESFRI projects and European Open Science Cloud”

Open Science

Open science has become a pillar of the current national and international views and political programmes of governments, research funding bodies, and forums.

There are three main ambitions for that:

  • change the way citizens could perceive research and public investments for research;
  • enable opportunities offered by the digital revolution to allow everybody to participate in the scientific process by accessing research data at any time;
  • accelerate the discoveries and increase scientific value by sharing data and by transferring knowledge within scientific communities.

To address the critical questions of open science and long-term reuse of data for science and for innovation, many of the greatest European scientific facilities in particle physics and astronomy have combined forces to make their data and software interoperable and open, committing to make the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) a reality.

ESCAPE goals

ESCAPE (European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures) brings together the astronomy, astroparticle and particle physics communities.

Thanks to ESCAPE, Europe’s world-leading research infrastructures work together to find common solutions to their data challenges, their data interoperability, their data access and to accentuate the openness of Fundamental Science research to the full international community, from professionals to the public. ESCAPE answers the EOSC ambition in bringing People, Data, Services, Training, Publications, Projects & Organisations, all together in an integrated and federated environment.

ESCAPE provides deep training, education and capacity building programmes for the new generation of scientists and engineers that fully exploit ESFRI and EOSC facilities, to ensure the requirements and service features are properly understood and uptake.
ESCAPE engages with a very large scientific community and wants to bring an important contribution in setting up the research environment for new generation researchers allowing them to uptake open science, make scientific results reproducible and change the paradigm of research assessment. This vision contributes to higher quality, more trustworthy results, more effective translation into innovations as well as the promotion of public trust in science and evidence-informed policy making.

  • Coordinator: Giovanni Lamanna

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