EOSC-Pillar legal and policy framework, federation blueprint now online

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10 Feb 2021

EOSC-Pillar legal and policy framework, federation blueprint now online

  • By Federico Drago

The development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) is influenced by the parallel development at the national and regional levels. Requirements for open data, data protection and cross border data access rely on a common understanding of existing regulations procedures in countries and their differences.

EOSC-Pillar's Work Package 4 "From National Initiatives to Transnational Services" recently produced an essential deliverable, presenting the legal and organisational aspects of services delivery in a federated environment, including recommendations for actions that enable service providers to position their services for improved interoperation in the context of the EOSC services landscape. 

The document sketches a policy and legal framework by building upon the existing national policies, delivers recommendations, and considers the aspects that come with agreement on service delivery in a federated IT landscape. These can help to establish a governance structure for service providers and other organisations that handle scientific data.

The team investigated the existence and relevance of selected policies that are required when service providers apply for participation in EOSC. The number of policies as well as the requirement of the existence of a certain policy depends on several factors, linking with the EOSC Rules of Participation and the Service Description Profile currently being refined by EOSC Enhance in collaboration with EOSC-hub and the InfraEOSC-5b projects, including EOSC-Pillar. 

Read the full report on Zenodo!

Learn more on the EOSC-Pillar website