This project stems from the dialogue between the EOSC Landscape WG and the INFRAEOSC5 project's landscaping task force about the necessity to move from static landscapes to dynamic monitoring of EOSC readiness indicators for MS. After having consulted with diverse EOSC stakeholders and having proposed an initial set of indicators, the task force decided to obtain specialised consultancy to develop a Proof of Concept (PoC) for a platform monitoring such live indicators.
The main objective was to validate the possibility of developing a dashboard solution, that would minimise the effort needed to collect the information. The dashboard would integrate data harvested from trusted open data sources automatically with the information provided manually by delegates from the MS, and facilitate the semi-automated evaluation of EOSC readiness against indicators.
The project ran from February to September 2021. It was carried out by using an iterative co-creation approach, that covered the different phases from the collection of requirements to the study of national use cases to the validation of the results and final recommendations. The experts who carried out the PoC liaised closely with the INFRAEOSC5 landscaping task force and were involved in the co-creation of several groups of stakeholders: National OS initiatives, Data/service providers, relevant projects and initiatives, RI and e-Infrastructure representatives, cadres of the EOSC Association, delegates in the EOSC Steering Board, and EC officers.
The project included three different aspects:
• the analysis of the 18 EOSC readiness indicators proposed by the INFRAEOSC Landscaping TF identifying possible data sources and assessing data availability, completeness and updates;
• the co-design and testing of a possible dashboard model, to define key functionalities and use cases, design the process to practically implement the monitoring process and the actors involved;
• the PoC technical development and testing of technical features and usability aspects.
The findings were presented and validated at a final validation workshop, together with a list of recommendations to further progress the monitoring work.