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EOSC Service and Research Product Catalogues Interest Group

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About the EOSC Service and Research Product Catalogues Interest Group


This IG will focus on the EOSC catalogues for Services, for Data sources and Research products. EOSC will provide a set of "enabling catalogues" that will facilitate the use and re-use of services in support of data-driven research(e.g. computing, storage, scholarly communication, thematic, etc.), data available in a multitude of sources (e.g. repositories, data archives, software archives, libraries, publishers, etc), and scientific products (e.g. publications, research data, research software, other products). Such enabling catalogues will keep an up to date map of the the resources of the EOSC by interoperating at the technological and policy level with similar catalogues grown by the scientific communities, clusters, the RIs, and the eInfrastructures.


The IG will discuss the criticalities, identify challenges, and recommend possible solutions for the operation of this ecosystem of catalogues by gathering the current status of the various projects and initiatives working on the topic, examining their outputs and collating feedback and input to them from the many projects the IG will represent. The concept of the IG is to share the vision of EOSC catalogues grown in contributing projects such as EOSC-Hub and OpenAIRE.


Topics of discussion


The IG will discuss several aspects related to EOSC catalogues and onboarding mechanisms, gather existing work and experiences, and analyse use-cases in order to identify:


  1. The types of catalogues are enablers of the EOSC and the relationships/overlaps with the notion of “marketplaces”;

  2. The architectural vision underlying coexistence of EOSC enabling catalogues and catalogues operated by scientific communities, clusters, the RIs, and the eInfrastructures  (e.g. how National catalogues, thematic catalogues can/should interoperate with EOSC catalogues or between them);

  3. The problems related with the onboarding processes and procedures for the registration of “services”, “data sources”, and “research products” in the different EOSC catalogues (e.g. validation, delegation of validation to local catalogues, criteria of validation); 

  4. The legal/ethical restrictions and sustainability challenges required to ensure onboarding of data processing services, data sources, and scientific products into the EOSC;

  5. The trust federation needed to ensure that the different Rules of Participation are met.


It will also act as a forum for sharing or practical experiences between projects on these topics, such that, for instance, the experience of those already onboarding services to portfolios and catalogues who can provide hints on how to avoid common problems, and those at an earlier stage of development can provide new and innovative approaches not previously considered. Technologies can be assessed and shared, and procedures adapted from one group to another.

The findings of this IG will feed directly into the work of various projects implementing portfolios and catalogues for EOSC as well as to the EOSC Working Groups (WGs) and Executive Board (EB) and  oversee the development of the EOSC.


About the EOSC Interest Groups (IGs)


The Interest Groups (IGs) were created to give the EOSC related community the opportunity to collaborate, share information, and discuss EOSC related topics. A first set of four IGs have been approved by the projects participating at the EOSC Coordination Day in Budapest, on November 28-29 2019.

The EOSCSecretariat.eu set up an IT platform to support the Interest Groups in their activities. This platform includes a workspace based on a public and open collaborative virtual space where the members can discuss, share documents and structure their collaboration. 

The Interest Groups are open to all members of the EOSC community and EOSC-related projects, no limit in the number of participants from a single project is envisaged. Private area of discussion can be implemented upon request.

Each Interest Group is facilitated by at least one member of the EOSCsecretariat.eu.


How to join the EOSC Interest Groups

To join an Interest Group simply click on the "Subscribe to Group" button on the top right corner on each Interest Group. If you are not logged in on the EOSCsecretariat website you will be asked to create a profile or to enter with your credentials.

How to use the EOSC Interest Groups

After joining an EOSC Interest Group you will be listed among its members and you will be able to do the following:

  • Start a New Discussion: Click on the yellow side button to start a new thread. Choose a title for your post and write your message in the "body" section. You can also add attachments or add a preview for your message by expanding the "summary" section. Tag your post with existing categories or request new tags by writing at info@eoscsecretariat.eu
  • Comment on an existing thread: Click on "Add new comment" to join an open discussion. As with a regular thread you can add a title, attachments and tags.
  • Search among discussions: You can search by keyword contained in the title or by tag.
  • Visit the Interest Group repository: Each Interest Groups has a related repository, accessible via the button on the right side bar. Members of the Interest Groups can download documents from the repository and suggest the addition of further shared documents. IG Facilitators are responsible for the addition and management of documents and folders on the repository.
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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,

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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.
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Please fill it in at https://forms.gle/hwgvprpDdD4JZwnx5.