EOSC Interoperability Framework out for comment

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17 May 2020

EOSC Interoperability Framework out for comment

  • By Sarah Jones

Achieving interoperability within EOSC is essential to federate services and provide added value for users. The draft EOSC Interoperability Framework, which is now open for comment, identifies general principles and organises them into the four layers: technical, semantic, organisational and legal. The framework also contains a proposal for how the management of FAIR Digital Objects should be done in the context of EOSC.

The initial draft has been developed by members of the FAIR and Architecture Working Groups. The authors conducted an extensive review of related literature and interviewed key stakeholders from ERICs, ESFRI projects, service providers and research communities. This helped to identify problems and requirements in each aspect of interoperability to provide recommendations for EOSC. Legal issues will be included in the next version, based on recommendations from a commissioned study.

We welcome community feedback to help us iterate the final version due in October, specifically:

  • Is this what you expected to see or are some things missing?
  • Are the concepts clear or do some aspects need further clarification?
  • Are the minimum requirements and recommendations appropriate?
  • Is it clear who is responsible for what and how this should be followed?
  • As a service provider, could you conform with / implement the framework?
  • Is the model for FAIR Digital Objects sound?
  • What other feedback and comments would you like to offer?


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