3-4 June 2020
NI4OS training platform
Europe/Belgrade timezone

On-boarding of a resource (service or repository) into the EOSC includes all practical activities taken to incorporate a research resource into the EOSC federation. These activities represent a wide range of support actions to be directly offered to the resource provider in the on-boarding process. For example, for a particular resource, this could be the establishment of the support channel, integration with the existing EOSC services, data FAIRification, integration with monitoring, accounting, or authentication/ authorization frameworks, preparation of end-user tutorials, access policies, or terms of use, etc. Therefore, it is crucial to establish an on-boarding team within the project with wide-ranging expertise and experience to cover all diverse aspects of the onboarding process.

We will try to accomplish this through a set of train-the-trainers events. This is the first of them that will give an overview of the on-boarding procedure and tools that will be used during the on-boarding process.

The training is divided into three sessions:

1) NI4OS-Europe on-boarding procedure (speakers: Dušan Vudragović, Petar Jovanović, Boro Jakimovski, Brina Klemenčič)

In the last few months, we have developed a methodology based on which a plan for resource providers on-boarding to the EOSC is created. The development started by collecting detailed information about resource providers in our region. Our focus was on generic computing services, generic data storage services, and generic data management services, thematic (discipline-specific) services, and repositories (publication repositories, datasets repositories, software repositories). In this session, we will present a developed methodology in general, and some practical aspects in the on-boarding of generic and thematic services, and repositories.

2) NI4OS-Europe resource management (speakers: Kostas Koumantaros, Antonis Lempesis)

In this session, tools that will be used for resource registration will be presented. In particular, the participants will be provided with details of the resource portfolio management tool AGORA, which is essential for the practical implementation of resource management procedures, as well as with details of the OpenAIRE platform that aggregates repositories.

3) NI4OS-Europe pre-production environment (speakers: Anastas Mishev, Nicolas Liampotis, Themis Zamani, Emanouil Atanassov)

EOSC aims to allow unique access to all resources and to create a unique metric for the measurement of service performance in terms of utilization, provided support, availability, and reliability. This will be supported by a set of the federation and access-enabling services from the NI4OS-Europe pre-production environment. Such an environment represents the minimum set of federating services that will be deployed to support the integration of the initial set of the regional service into the EOSC. It contains essential building blocks that will enable the integration of all the other services in the EOSC ecosystem. Starting from a smaller set of tools, the NI4OS-Europe pre-production environment will iteratively expand to include other service performance measurement tools, following the desired and achieved levels of integration of regional services.

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