The EOSC will be Europe’s virtual environment for all researchers to store, manage, analyse and re-use data for research, innovation and educational purposes. EOSC is intended to set off the ground by federating existing scientific data infrastructures and digital infrastructures for data exploitation that are now spread across disciplines and EU member states. This will make access to scientific data and other scientific outputs easier and more efficient.
Why join as a service provider?
By contributing your services and resources to the EOSC catalogue through EOSC-hub, you can:
- Choose to advertise them on the Marketplace operated by EOSC-hub and promote their adoption outside your traditional user groups, reaching a wider user base; use the makerplace as a free online platform where you can manage access requests and agree suitable service levels with the requesters; receive statistics about access requests and about customer satisfaction.
- Get support to leverage and integrate functionalities of other EOSC provided services and resources. For example, to enable your service to scale out to cloud compute and storage resources, integrate with data services or authenticate and authorize users via federated login.
- Influence EOSC service provisioning policies and the portfolio roadmap via the EOSC-hub Service Management Board.
- Join the group of providers that meet EOSC-hub quality standards.
To become a provider we require that:
- The service is accessible by users outside its original community.
- The service is described through a common template focused on value proposition and functional capabilities.
- At least one service instance is running in a production environment available to the user community.
- Release notes and sufficient documentation are available.
- Helpdesk channels are available for support, bug reporting and requirements gathering.
- The provider is committed to including the management of access requests through the EOSC-hub marketplace, in addition to any other means of access requests they may currently have.