Objectives of WP3

WP3 work focuses on defining the architecture and interoperability guidelines and frameworks needed for the EOSC-Core and EOSC capabilities to offer an integration point towards Research Infrastructures (RIs), providers (both operating in the research sector as well as commercial ones) and researchers.

WP3 will define a scalable open federated architecture driven by cross-community use-cases, allowing for secure and robust deployment of the EOSC-Core and Portal capabilities, and the relationship of the core to the RIs, while being adaptable to new players and new functionalities which will grow the ecosystem.

WP3 will contribute to the overall project aim for facilitating researchers to better collaborate across disciplines and share research resources by pursuing the following objectives: 


There are four tasks in WP3:

Liaisons with other Work Packages and Relevant initiatives

WP3 will interact with WP4 and WP5 regarding design implementation, and with WP7 on the operational aspects.  It will also liaise with projects funded under the INFRAEOSC-07 call and other relevant initiatives to define a widely accepted EOSC Interoperability Framework and seek requirements from many internal (WP6, WP9) and external stakeholders (AEGIS, RDA, FIM4R, CODATA, etc.) and the regional and cluster community EOSC initiatives.

Lastly, it will build on the outputs from the EOSC Working Groups (Architecture, FAIR, etc.) and Task Forces under these Working Groups (AAI, PID, etc.), previous and existing projects (AARC, EOSC-hub, EOSC Enhance, OpenAIRE-Advance, CatRIS, etc.) as well as on the mature architectures that some of the RIs have developed.

WP3 works closely with the EOSC Technical Coordination Board (TCB) to ensure alignment with other technical work packages.