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The EOSC Interoperability Framework is a set of guidelines which promote standards and community best practices within EOSC. Because EOSC is a system of systems infrastructure, interoperability is essential to deliver services to users and enable sharing and composability of resources. The focus is on technical interoperability of services and semantic interoperability related to data, to allow communities to interoperate.

The Framework supports the collection  of guidelines (some existing already, some being developed) whose uptake as EOSC guidelines will be promoted; a registry to list the guidelines and who supports them and a governance to manage them. The EOSC IF supports interoperability with the EOSC Core as well as with the EOSC Exchange.

Target user groups

  • Service providers
  • Data catalogue managers
  • Resource Providers
  • Resource users

Key benefits/impact for EOSC

The Execution and Interoperability Framework functions will provide:

  • Interoperability frameworks, supporting the formats, methods, processes and procedures which allow for the exchange of (meta) data across disciplines and resources (e.g. metadata, PID, AAI, resources, monitoring, accounting, etc.)
  • Execution framework that enables the orchestration and/or engineering of complex solutions on the basis of resources complying with the EOSC Interoperability Framework. These can then be offered to users via the portal as a set of initial curated solutions, each including multiple resources.

More than 200 resources integrated in EOSC by M30.

The EOSC Interoperability Framework breaks down silos; prevents lock-in; supports reuse, reproducibility and collaboration; and enhances value-for-money of research outputs. By promoting the adoption of existing standards and best practices rather than creating new ones it will make it easier for research collaborations to share their resources.