EOSC Future working groups have been set up to define the guidelines and standards for an EOSC architecture and interoperability framework that not only meets the functional requirements for cross-community utilisation but also is technically compatible.
A central pillar of the project, our working groups are focused on what we need – right now – to meet 4 objectives:
- continuously enhance the overarching federated EOSC architecture by collecting functional cross-community requirements within/beyond the project
- liaise with the relevant project stakeholders (clusters, e-infrastructures, research infrastructures) and other stakeholders (RDA, EOSC Association, FIM4R, CODATA)
- define and continuously improve the Interoperability Framework
- ensure that functional requirements from the cross-community use cases are known, compatible and technically interoperable.
Stated simply, EOSC Future working group outputs will drive EOSC implementation activities.
Which working groups are there?
In practice, our working groups take a bottom-up approach to liaising and aligning with different clusters, project partners and other members of the EOSC community.
So far, the following groups have been approved to start work:
- science projects and use cases
- research product publishing framework
- the compute continuum.
Going forward, we are open to more working group proposals in other areas of interest such as:
- persistent identifiers (PIDs)
- authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI)
- composability (EOSC Execution Framework to facilitate cross-cluster resource composition)
- container deployment (standard interfaces to deploy and manage container clusters in EOSC)
- FAIR data.
Want to get involved?
We encourage anyone to participate in, or at least listen in on, the working groups.
You can visit the EOSC Future working groups public wiki page to find out how to join, upcoming planned activities, meetings and more.