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Europe’s Leading Public-Private Partnership for Cloud

The Helix Nebula Initiative is a partnership between industry, space and science to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into a business environment. Today, the partnership counts over 40 public and private partners.

D8.1 A study of governance models for public-private cloud partnerships

This document provides a source of information and support for decision-making regarding the potential governance model for the Helix Nebula Initiative. It shows how the European Science Cloud could be managed and supported, once the business models are chosen and implemented.

Governance describes the control of an enterprise or project, in other words the different bodies with decision-making function and their interplay. Since governance may cover a wide range of principles and objectives, Chapter 2 provides the reader with a guidance, including short common definitions of the key terms used throughout this document.


Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between leading IT providers and four of Europe’s biggest research centres, CERN, EMBL, ESA and PIC, charting a course towards sustainable cloud services for the research communities - the Science Cloud.