The goal of the this working group (WG) is to define a Research Publishing framework to simplify the adoption of that practice, by enabling the services of research infrastructures to seamlessly integrate repository deposition workflows in the context of the EOSC. 

Such an interoperability framework will consist in API and  formats that will allow for the implementation of end-to-end research workflows with an on-demand (semi) automatic step of publishing that ensures the FAIRness of research outputs obtained thanks to the RI. After the first six months of activity, the WG plans to open the protocol specification for public consultation and suggest its inclusion in the EOSC Interoperability Framework.

The WG will contribute to the areas of EOSC Exchange for the definition of the  EOSC Interoperability Framework on data publishing and open data, User Experience -Resource Sharing and Discovery, and User Experience - Resource Composability. The activities align with the mission of EOSC Future and with the foreseen collaboration activities with INFRAEOSC-07 projects and Science Projects.

For more information please refer to the WG charter.

Planned Activities

M1 - November 2021


Due Month



Landscape study on (semi-)automatic publishing workflows/integration between RI and repository services

Report (Input for activities 2 and 3)


Identification of real-case scenarios and integration patterns among the services involved in the WG

Report (Input for activity 4)


Analysis of existing repository deposition frameworks from the functional and non- functional perspectives (identification of common patterns, common problems, etc)

Report (Input for activity 4)


Protocol recommendation v1.0 open for consultation and refinement



How to join?

Send an email to alessia.bardi[at] with subject "EOSC FUTURE WG subscription" to be added to the mailing list of the group and be included in the activities.

WG Summary

The WG has organised 7 online meetings since November 2021, involving members of INFRAEOSC projects, thematic and horizontal research infrastructures.

The WG studied the status quo of (semi-)automatic publishing workflows by reviewing existing experiences, at any maturity level, about the design and implementation of (semi-)automatic deposition steps of research assets produced in a research infrastructure to a repository service. The study revealed 17 implemented use cases (some prototypal, some beta, some operational in production environments) and 4 generic scenarios that could benefit from the existence of an interoperability framework for research product publishing. The existing protocols and frameworks for deposition were scanned and a survey was conducted among the members to reach an agreement for proposal to the EOSC IF.

Two options were identified as relevant and are proposed for inclusion into the EOSC IF: SWORD protocol v3 and a combination of COAR Notify and Signposting.

In addition, SignPosting (in particular the part of “Publication Boundaries”) is also proposed to be included to support a 5th scenario (proposed by the group working on the EOSC cross-infrastructures use cases). 

The recommendation for the EOSC Interoperability Framework is currently under preparation and will be open to suggestions, comments and feedback from EOSC partners and research communities about the proposed frameworks and their known limitations (e.g. complexity of SWORD v3, low adoption, partial implementation).



  • Alessia Bardi, CNR, OpenAIRE Nexus WP7 leader
  • Jose Benito Gonzalez Lopez, CERN, technical manager
  • Paolo Manghi, OpenAIRE, OpenAIRE Nexus coordinator, EOSC Future TCB member


  • Chris Ariyo, EUDAT B2SHARE service owner
  • Andreas Czerniak, Bielefeld University Library/OpenAIRE-Nexus
  • Paul Gondim van Dongen, SURF
  • Georgios Kakaletris, NEANIAS, Project Technical Manager
  • Raul Palma, PSNC, RELIANCE coordinator
  • Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna, Director of OpenCitations
  • Hans van Piggelen, SURF
  • Mark van de Sanden, Technical Coordinator EUDAT, EOSC Future TCB member
  • Diego Scardaci, EGI, Technical Solution Team Lead, EOSC Future TCB member
  • Jochen Schirrwagen, project coordinator at Bielefeld University Library, OpenAIRE-Nexus
  • Debora Testi, CINECA, DICE project coordinator
  • Raphaël Tournoy, CNRS, Episciences Project Manager
  • Irena Vipavc, Social Science Data Archive, University of Ljubljana
  • Deborah Grbac, Library of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
  • Carl-Fredrik Enell, EISCAT Scientific Association
  • Guido Aben, CS3MESH4EOSC
  • Ivan Heibi, OpenCitations
  • Jorik van Kemenade, SURF, Manager of the SURF data repository


Agenda and notes are available in the rolling minutes document at 

Meeting #7 12 October 2022

Meeting #6 19 September 2022 14-15 CET

Meeting #5 8 June 2022 10-11 CET

Meeting #4 16 February 2022 11-12 CET

Meeting #3 25 January 2022 15:00-16:00 CET

Meeting #2 17 December 2021 10:00 CET

Kick Off Meeting 22 November 2021 - 15:00 CET


EOSC Future WP3 - T3.3

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