Service Providers, Research infrastructures, e-Infrastructures

28 Nov 2017

Service Providers, Research infrastructures, e-Infrastructures

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This session is part of three breakout sessions scheduled from 14:30 until 16:00 (90 min) on the 28th of November (Day1)

It is assumed that at the end of the morning plenary and breakout sessions event participants will have received information and updates on the EOSCPilot and its developments, and they will be in the position to discuss some of the key issues to be addressed to implement the EOSC.


Before the breakouts start, all participants will receive an introduction, in wich the main messages and outcome from the morning will be outlined.

Each group will be composed of stakeholders and project participants with common or matching interests. The Stakeholder breakout session group 2 will target EOSC stakeholders belonging to academic institutions, research-performing organisations and research libraries.


Each session aims to engage participants by letting them interact as much as possible with each other. One or more session organisers will have 5-10min to set the scene and explain the format of the session. Participants in the room will be given three topics/questions and will be divided in small groups.


Focus of the session:

Vision: What is EOSC for you?

Name characteristics of EOSC that will make the difference from what infrastructures and providers offer today. The following topics can be used as guideline for discussion:
- Ease of access to the infrastructure / service. Admission policies and regulations. Local/Community/International borders and barriers
- What must an infrastructure offer to enable open science and FAIR data
- From a community perspective: EOSC will bring scientific progress if we had...
- From a infrastructure perspective: cooperate, federate


Scale out: EOSC infrastructure / provider integration

Name requirements EOSC must consider when federating different structures. The following statements are your guidelines
- Development and application of standards, certifications and regulations across providers
- Compatibility and takeover of services


Road map: Adopting EOSC services

What criteria should apply before adopting services and thereafter operating quality services. The following statements are your guidelines
- Service quality is determined by the provider or the community
- Service based or customer based (at higher costs)
- Community developments are a special case for the community
- Commercial providers
- Should there be regulation and certification of services and should they be enforced and how. Which are the bodies to develop and carry these regulations


Service portfolio: EOSC initial service

What type of services do you see as core for EOSC to take off and be operational? What type of services do you see as commodities?
- How do you envision these services to be coordinated in EOSC when multiple 'look-a-likes' exists'


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