Digital Single Market: European Cloud Initiative (Communication)
The Commission wants to create a European Open Science Cloud, strengthen data infrastructure and invest in quantum technologies. A European Cloud, in cep's view, contributes to the efficiency and quality of research. Success, however, depends on information actually being put in the Cloud.
A European cloud prevents duplication of work, for example by collecting and evaluating data, strengthens the (interdisciplinary) exchange of information and facilitates the monitoring and verification of research results. In cep's view, the plan to open up the Cloud for commercial users is appropriate. As long as it is used primarily by science rather than industry, its financing by way of public funds is also appropriate.