Service onboarding procedure

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Within the NI4OS-Europe project, the generic rules defined by EOSC WGs will be adopted according to the project requirements ensuring continuous compliance. In particular, amongst others, the landscape activities and high-level rules of participation are covered by WP2 of NI4OS-Europe, FAIR data principles by WP4, technical architecture and corresponding technical rules of participation by WP3, sustainability issues by WP7, while WP5 will manage the practical on-boarding of the resources following the rules of the previously listed WPs. Of course, these rules and technical architecture of the EOSC federation evolve dynamically, and close monitoring of improvements in these areas is required. Therefore, NI4OS-Europe nominated delegates in all EOSC WGs, and in addition to this, the project signed the Collaboration Agreement between all INFRAEOSC-05 projects to share information, results, and to collaborate in order to avoid the duplication of efforts.

In general, resource on-boarding includes five main steps illustrated in Figure below:

  • a request is sent by the service provider via e-mail or submitted via a dedicated form that officially initiates the on-boarding process;
  • relevant information is gathered using a service description template or a corresponding online form, which could be incorporated in the service catalogue/portfolio system;
  • the resource is integrated with the existing EOSC tools and federated core, such that it is compatible with the defined rules of participation;
  • the resource is validated using tools from the federated core;
  • the resource is published in the EOSC catalogue.