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NI4OS General info

National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe – NI4OS- Europe, aims to be a core contributor to the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). Open science plays an important role in scientific research. Open Cloud offers a wide range of services including computing, data management and storage. EOSC is a trustworthy digital platform that provides scientists with continuous access to the entire research data cycle at the European level. NI4OS intends to support the development of national Open Science Cloud schemes in 15 EU Member States and associated countries. It will design, analyse and categorise the national Open Science environment in these countries to create national OSC structures to support general EOSC governance.


  • Project number: 857645
  • Call identifier: H2020-INFRAEOSC-2018-3
  • Project start date: 1st September, 2019
  • Project period: 3,5 years
  • Project budget: 5.992.475 EUR
  • Kick-off date: 8-10 October, 2019
  • Homepage:


1. Mission and vision of the project are to be a core contributor to European Open Science Cloud service portfolio, commit to EOSC governance and ensure inclusiveness on the European level.

2. Spread the EOSC and FAIR principles in the community and train it, and provide technical and policy support in on-boarding of the existing and future service providers into EOSC, including generic services.

3. The overall approach is that the national Open Science landscape in all countries will be mapped, analysed and systematized so as to facilitate both the creation of national OSC initiatives to support the overall EOSC governance, and to engage all stakeholders.

4. A set of providers (generic e-Infrastructure providers, thematic providers, repositories) will be on-boarded into EOSC - following the best practices, policies, guidelines and tools formulated by the project, in alignment with the existing EOSC initiatives and standards.


  • Ethniko Diktyo Erevnas Technologias AE


  • ATHINA-Erevnitiko Kentro Kainotomias stis Technologies tis Pliroforias, ton Epikoinonion kai tis Gnosis


  • The Cyprus Institute


  • University of Cyprus


  • Institute of Information and Communication Technologies


  • Sveuciliste u Zagreb - Sveucilisni Racunski Centar


  • Ruđer Bošković Institute


  • Kormanyzati Informatikai Fejlesztesi Ugynokseg


  • Debreceni Egyetem


  • Institutul National de Cercerate-Dezvoltare in Informatica – ICI Bucuresti


  • Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii


  • Akademska raziskovalna mreza Slovenije


  • Univerza v Mariboru, Univerzitetna knjiznica Maribor


  • Institut za fiziku


  • Univerzitet u Beogradu


  • Qendra Nderuniversitare e Sherbimeve Dhe Rrjetit Telematik


  • Univerzitet u Banjoj Luci


  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje


  • Javna Ustanova Univerzitet Crne Gore Podgorica


  • Research and Educational Networking Association of Moldova

Republic of Moldova

  • Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia


  • Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association


Authorized contact persons and members

Project Coordinator: Ognjen Prnjat

Project Director: Eleni Toli

Project Financial Manager: Evangelina Athanasaki

Project Communication Coordinator: Dimitra Kotsokali

Project Innovation Manager/Coordinator: Judit Fazekas-Paragh

Project Quality Assurance Coordinator: Milutina Radonjic

WP leaders

WP1: Project administrative and technical management: Evangelia Athanasaki

WP2: EOSC national initiatives and policy support: Eleni Toli

WP3: Federation and on-boarding operational mechanism and tools: Anastas Mishev

WP4: ORDM, processes, tools, certification themes: Branko Marovic

WP5: Service provider integration, on-boarding and horizontal service maintenance: Dusan Vudragovic

WP6: User engagement, training and demonstrators: Andreas Athenodorou

WP7: Communication, marketing, sustainability and innovation: Judit Fazekas-Paragh

NI4OS services-related resources

Pre-production environment

Resource portfolio management tool

NI4OS RPMT implements EOSC Profiles v3.0 and it has an extensive API available at It is tightly integrated with NI4OS-Europe AAI and to get access one needs to log in and then send a request to be given the appropriate rights as a Provide Admin or a Resource admin. More info on how to add resources in agora can be found at

Configuration Management Database

Authentication & Authorisation Infrastructure (AAI) service

Monitoring service


The NI4OS-Europe helpdesk is the main tool of the project's support system. All stakeholders within the project use the helpdesk: resource users, resource owners, and project management. It supports ticket management, including ticket creation, assignment/reassignment to the appropriate unit, escalation, closing, searching, etc. The helpdesk classifies tickets per support unit and notifies relevant actors about ticket changes. The helpdesk is based on OTRS technology and can be easly integrated with external resources.

Please use the helpdesk submission form to create a ticket within the NI4OS-Europe helpdesk. Using "resource type" and "resource" fields, one can specify to which resource the question or problem is related. Otherwise, if not sure, our first-line support team will identify the relevant support unit.



The accounting service collects, analyzes and then provides information about the usage of services for example HPC usage, storage data, virtual machines data. The service provides information only related to NI4OS/EOSC services and is available to the project management team and the service administrators. In the accounting service the users are able to browse data represented by tables, charts and graphs. NI4OS accounting service is available at

On-boarded resources

Repositories Thematic services Generic services Core services
NI4OS-Europe repository service FEPrepare AVITOHOL Agora Resource Portfolio Management Tool
SZTE repository of publications DREAMM PARADOX-IV cluster Configuration Management Database
NanoCrystal Data analysis service NI4OS Login
ChemBioServer FINKI cloud ARGO monitoring
Schrödinger API Accounting system
Gaussian API Helpdesk
NI4OS-Europe training and webinar portal

On-boarding candidates

Repositories Thematic services Generic services Core services
Repository of Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb Live Access Server Simple storage service
Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia Repository Clowder4DCH Data discovery service
Repository of the Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb DREAM Avitohol cloud
HELIX Data Airpolution prediction ARIS
UKIM Repository OMApp Archival service
IoT Cloud Platform CyI Cloud Facility
High Energy Solar Particle Events foRecastIng and Analysis Cy-Tera

On-boarded resource providers

Resource provider
National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET) National Observatory of Athens (NOA)
Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics (UKIM, FNSM)
Athena Research & Innovation Center (ATHENA) Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb (IJF)
The Cyprus Institute (CYI) Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ)
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT-BAS)
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Science (IMI-BAS)
University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre (SRCE)
Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI)
Governmental Agency for IT Development (KIFU)
University of Debrecen (UD)
National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics (ICI)
Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Academic and Research Network of Slovenia (ARNES)
University of Maribor Library (UMUKM)
Institute of Physics Belgrade (IPB)
University of Belgrade (UOB)
Albanian Academic Network - Interinstitutional ICT Research Centre (RASH)
University of Banja Luka (UNI BL)
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (UKIM)
University of Montenegro (UoM)
Research and Educational Networking Association of Moldova (RENAM)
Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems (IIAP)
Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association (GRENA)
University of Szeged (SZTE)

Service categorization

Use cases

WP4 Tools

T4.2 “Policies and guidelines for incorporation and implementation of FAIR data practices”

T4.3 “Open and FAIR data in practice: tools for RDM following the data lifecycle”

T4.4 “Certification schemes for a free flow of data”

NI4OS-Europe policy documents and templates

IPR policy recommendations for the on-boarded services

Other resources