Recent Activity: EOSC Service and Research Product Catalogues

Jos Vanwezel's picture
13 Sep 2020

FInding and managing services in multiple service catalogs

  • By Jos Vanwezel

Dear all,

The project EOSC Pillar is discussing the use of service catalogs in national context and plans to deploy a pilot. This activity may have consequences for the operation of EOSC. For this thread I focus on the technical consequences. Together with Luciano Gaido and Leonardo Candela, who are leading project tasks to implement a functional services catalog we started thinking how the Pillar catalog could interact with the EOSC-hub catalog and for that matter with others, since we must assume other (existing) catalogs want to join as well.

The construction of a federation of catalogs or similar seems useful and I like to understand what activity is already undertaken to make that possible. What work was done on standardisation of (service) descriptions so they can be exchanged easily, similarly regarding the communication between catalogs? Are there solutions we can borrow from the experience with data catalogs? Have you...


Andrea Mannocci's picture
27 May 2020

Open discussion for defining "onboarding"

  • By Andrea Mannocci

Dear all,
In the context of the INFRAEOSC-Call 5 projects, an open discussion of what “service onboarding” means has recently started, and a few definitions/observations have been suggested.
On this matter, another contribution has emerged during the just ended EOSC-hub week, where Owen Appleton brought forward another valid point of view in his talks.

Clarifying the meaning of onboarding is of paramount importance to have a common understanding of it, and to be able to identify the types of Rules of Participation that have to be introduced to regulate it. As this IG seems an ideal venue for this discussion, in order to get started with all of you, the three contributions have been collated and reported below.

Do you agree with them? Do you have alternative definitions/comments /suggestions?
Your contribution is really appreciated. By contributing to this discussion, you will also help the identification of a precise...


Sophie Servan's picture
26 May 2020

ExPaNDS survey: what would researchers be searching for if they had access to a catalogue of Photon and Neutron science data?

  • By Sophie Servan

Dear all,

In ExPaNDS we have created a questionnaire to survey researchers and data miners on what they would be searching for if they had access to a database of Photon and Neutron science related data. We'll use the results to build search tools for our future EOSC data catalogues that best meet peoples needs.

The link to the form is here. It consists of 4 main questions:

  • Who: is searching for the data – what is their role and motivation (e.g. are they the data owner looking to find and re-process their data or are they the non-data owner but facility user wanting to look for additional work)
  • What: is being searched for? Is it processed data or some information about a sample?
  • How: Are they searching for it? What are the search criteria and, importantly, how might the user refine the
  • ...


Andrea Mannocci's picture
12 Feb 2020

[Reminder] Welcome survey

  • By Andrea Mannocci

Hi,

thank you again for joining in the IG.
This is just a gentle reminder.

To kickstart this IG, we kindly ask you to help us collect information that may be relevant for the future activities of the group.
We prepared a short survey intended to know better the current state of the art of the services and research products in your community of reference. 
Please fill it in at https://forms.gle/hwgvprpDdD4JZwnx5.

Best regards,
Andrea


Andrea Mannocci's picture
31 Jan 2020

Welcome to the Interest Group on EOSC Service and Research Product Catalogues

  • By Andrea Mannocci

Hello everybody and welcome to the Service and Research Product Catalogues IG!

Following the outcomes of the Coordination Day specific breakout sessions on “Catalogues of services and research results” and “Onboarding”, this Interest Group was launched.
To kickstart this IG, we kindly ask you to help us collect information that may be relevant for the future activities of the group.
We prepared a short survey intended to know better the current state of the art of the services and research products in your community of reference. 
Please fill it in at https://forms.gle/hwgvprpDdD4JZwnx5.