D2.4: The EOSC Delivery Chain

Lars Fischer, Per-Olov Hammargren, Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari, Maijastiina Arvola
2020 Zenodo  
This deliverable is the first of a series of three studies of cross-border service delivery and collaboration in EOSC planned by EOSC-Nordic. We look at EOSC from the perspective of the delivery chain and identify the different actors that belong to the EOSC delivery chain and map their roles and responsibilities, based on a number of service case studies. Future work will study existing cross-border collaboration models in the Nordic and Baltic countries (for publication in February 2021), and
more » ... propose recommendations for future cross-border collaboration in the context of EOSC (for publication in August 2021). A successful delivery chain involves many actors. Each actor plays a critical and unique role that is crucial to the delivery of the services. Becoming a part of the EOSC service ecosystem means dealing with an additional layer(s) of complexities and interconnections in the delivery chain, which is an aspect that should be planned and executed meticulously. The work reported here is part of the Policies, legal issues, and sustainability effort of the EOSC-Nordic project to foster coordination of and connection between national initiatives at the policy level, in the context of EOSC. The deliverable will help policymakers stay informed about cross-border service delivery and service provision in the context of EOSC. The deliverable will also be input to the EOSC governance and architecture evolution. In this report, we consider service case studies and illustrate that the service delivery chain for ICT services for research requires complex and careful technical and organisational orchestration, dependent on the interplay of many stakeholders, on existing national and international agreements outlining rights and responsibilities, and on tradition and human networks. We show that these relationships depend on the nature of the services, the community of users, and the basis for the funding of the services. We have seen also that these relations are especially complex in a cross-border service de [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4264121 fatcat:n66oyrpw7bcl3es7zfpexsz3ge