E-infrastructure Service Catalogue Alignment
The second main activity of eInfraCentral – Service Catalogue Alignment – focuses on the establishment of a common service catalogue “baseline” mutually accepted by e-infrastructure stakeholders as the first important building block for describing and offering their services to their end-users in a harmonised way.
The Service Catalogue Alignment sets out to bring stakeholders together in an open and targeted discussion to:
- Harmonise their offerings under a common service catalogue framework.
- Pave the way for improving the discoverability of e-infrastructure services by preparing the service description template, the structure of respective representation schemas and APIs to be deployed in the development of the eInfraCentral portal.
- Associate to the respective services and service provision certain key performance indicators (KPIs).
Timeline for the service catalogue alignment
The activities of the Service Catalogue Alignment take place in two phases. In the first phase, existing European e-infrastructure catalogues will be gathered and classified into a list of services. The second phase focuses on service classification and around the harmonisation and acceptance of an appropriate set of parameters and key performance indicators (KPIs) (indicators and metrics) that are related or attached to each service.
The service catalogue alignment is based on a consultation with and collaboration of European e-infrastructure service providers and users to ensure a broad consensus of relevant stakeholders and will provide the necessary framework for the eInfraCentral Portal and the future European Open Science Cloud.
A list of currently available services, as a basis for the joint service catalogue, will be handed over to DG CONNECT of the European Commission by end May 2017.
The results of the eInfraCentral survey on e-infrastructure service catalogue will be published by end of June 2017.
The results of the Service Catalogue Alignment activity will be validated in a final workshop and feed into the fully deployed eInfraCentral Portal to be launched in April 2019.
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