NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – European Commission plans to create a new cloud-based infrastructure for data storage and sharing across Europe are being welcomed by the continent's genomics community, who view it as "mandatory" for the success of their projects.

At the same time, questions remain about how the €6.7 billion ($7.6 billion) that has been pledged for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud over the next four years will be spent, and how existing cloud initiatives, such as ELIXIR, will interact with the proposed infrastructure.

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