A framework of policies of what should be included in EOSC. Contributed to and now building on the outputs of the EOSC Governance Working Group on Rules of Participation which published its initial RoP at the end of 2020. These high level policies give a broad direction as to the scope of EOSC and the kinds of behaviour and entity expected within it.
This is then complemented by the translation from policing to processes and procedures which can be implemented, refined, monitored and evolved in the day to day business of populating EOSC with valuable providers and resources. The result of this is a live set of draft EOSC Inclusion Criteria which are included with the other Provider Documentation as part of EOSC Portal.
These are developed based on several years of experience forming and populating EOSC resource portfolios, and now in collaboration with the EOSC Enhance and OpenAIRE Advance projects. In order to further extend the reach of these rules and criteria, they are also now discussed in an open manner with representatives from other projects, including thematic and regional clusters.
Key benefits for EOSC
RoP makes it as easy as possible to bring new service providers into the EOSC ecosystem while ensuring the quality and compliance of the overall services and building and maintaining the trust of the users and user communities. Practical inclusion criteria translate RoP into actionable procedures which can be used by onboarding teams to repeatably assess and support applications to join EOSC.
Use and impact after EOSC-HUB
The work on RoP from EPSC-hub has already formed a significant input for the Working Group on Rules of Participation, and as a set of practical inclusion criteria si adopted and evolved by the EOSC ENhance project, and will be further managed under a project from the INFRAEOSC-3 call.