NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The European Commission yesterday unveiled a new initiative to build a cloud-based infrastructure for the storage, sharing, and use of scientific and technological research data across Europe.

Called the European Open Science Cloud, the initiative will initially target the scientific community, but is expected to later include users from the public sector and industry. According to the EC, it represents one part of a broader effort to create a so-called Digital Single Market, which will coordinate efforts by European Union nations to digitize industry.

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