The IFCA Advanced Computing and e-Science group leads and participates in a number of research and innovation projects. This page summarises the most relevant ones.


The DEEP-Hybrid-DataCloud project aims at supporting artificial intelligence (machine learning and deep learning), parallel post-processing of very large data, and analysis of massive online data streams over distributed e-Infrastructures in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

The Designing and Enabling E-infrastructures for intensive Processing in a Hybrid DataCloud (DEEP-Hybrid-DataCloud) is project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777435. T


COS4CLOUD (Co-designed citizen observatories for the EOS-Cloud) aims to design prototyped and implemented services that address the Open Science challenges shared by Citizen observatories of biodiversity.

The innovative services are designed, prototyped and implemented to improve the data and information quality using deep machine learning, automatic video recognition, advanced mobile app interfaces, and other cutting-edge technologies, based on data models and data protocols validated by traditional science.

The new services are designed to be user oriented, engaging a wide range of stakeholders in society, government, industry, academia, agencies, and research to co-design service requirements. As a result, COS4CLOUD integrates citizen science in the European Open Science Cloud, bringing Citizen Science (CS) projects as a service for the scientific community and society at large.


Research groups in the areas of Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Astrophysics or Earth Observation are represented by research centers from Spain, Portugal, UK, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Poland and the Netherlands; and by a leading industrial partner, INDRA. EOSC-Synergy acts as a bridge of EOSC towards South America, establishing a  link with the Brazilian Cloud and Astrophysics experiments.

EOSC-synergy contributes to the European Open Science Cloud landscape by expanding the capabilities and building the capabilities of EOSC. In practice, this means more compute and storage available to researchers, and more datasets and tools to expand avenues of research.


The EOSC-hub project brings together multiple service providers to create the Hub: a single contact point for European researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research. For researchers, this will mean a broader access to services supporting their scientific discovery and collaboration across disciplinary and geographical boundaries.

The project mobilises providers from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and other major European research infrastructures. EOSC-hub collaborates closely with GÉANT and the EOSCpilot and OpenAIRE-Advance projects to deliver a consistent service offer for research communities across Europe.

EOSC-hub is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 777536, and it is complemented with a contribution from the EGI Foundation and its participants.


The eXtreme DataCloud (XDC) is a EU H2020 funded project under grant agreement 777367,  aimed at developing scalable technologies for federating storage resources and managing data in highly distributed computing environments. The services provided is capable of operating at the unprecedented scale required by the most demanding, data intensive, research experiments in Europe and Worldwide.

The targeted platforms are the current and next generation e-Infrastructures deployed in Europe, such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI), the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) and the computing infrastructures funded by other public and academic initiatives.

All the developments will be community-driven and tested against real life use cases provided by the consortium partners representing research communities belonging to a variety of scientific domains: Life Science, Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, Photon Science and Clinical Research.


IBERGRID was created under the agreement of Scientific and Technological cooperation signed by Spain and Portugal in 2003, and the collaboration agreements signed in 2005 in terms of Grid Technologies and Communication Networks for R & D. In 2006 a joint Hispanic-Portuguese Commission was set up, whose mission is to coordinate the e-Infrastructures of the two countries.

The so called Plan Ibérico Común, addresses the implementation of a common plan for the interconnection of Research Networks and the coordination of Scientific Applications, Distributed Computing Infrastructures, Supercomputing Infrastructures, and Data Repositories.

The IBERGRID collaboration includes, in addition to these infrastructures, a series of meetings and conferences opened within the framework of the collaboration, which are held annually in an alternative manner in each of the two countries.