Our Mission

OCC is a not for profit that manages and operates cloud computing and data commons infrastructure to support scientific, medical, health care and environmental research


The open commons consortium (occ):

  • Manages storage and data commons infrastructure, such as the Open Science Data Cloud Public Data Commons, the Environmental Data Commons, the BloodPAC Commons, the Biomedical Data Commons, and various contract-specific commons.

  • Provides a governance framework to align various stakeholders in the success of a Data Commons.

  • Provides index, metadata, transfer and other value services supporting data commons activities.

  • Manages cloud computing infrastructure such as the Open Science Data Cloud, to support scientific, environmental, medical and health care research.

  • Manages cloud computing testbeds to improve cloud computing software and services.

  • Develops reference implementations, benchmarks and standards, such as the MalStone Benchmark, to improve the state of the art of cloud computing.

  • Sponsors workshops and other events related to cloud computing and data commons to educate the community.