EOSC Resources will need sustainability and financial models. For EOSC resources (including Core resources) which would be expected to be free at the point of use this will require compensatory funding mechanisms. It is also important that there is funding available to incentivize new resource development and evolution.
The framework considers three potential delivery models:
|A lightweight model whereby the Executive commissions and pays for (either directly or through some compensatory mechanism) Core and Supported services from international, national, institutional and commercial providers through existing mechanisms (e.g. Framework Programme instruments such as Virtual Access);
|A commissioning authority which would involve the establishment of a new entity (possibly a legal structure such as an ERIC) who would have responsibility for commissioning (e.g. contracting or framework agreements) Core and Supported Resources
|A delivery authority which would involve the establishment of a new entity (possibly a legal structure such as an ERIC) who would have responsibility for delivering Core and Supported Resources, either directly or through contracting or framework agreements with third parties