Technical analysis and definition of implementation components for FAIR implementation of RIs in the Solid Earth subdomain
D10.1 describes the state of readiness for FAIR and EOSC achieved by EPOS, the RI for the solid earth sub-domain. With a questionnaire, the state of EPOS assets was collected and analysed. This was supplemented by a separate small survey using the CSIRO method. The current state of implementation of EPOS is described and also the plans for the near-future. Additionally, the transitional governance and management arrangements for EPOS – which control the overall policy and hence FAIRness – as we move from EC-funded implementation to EPOS-ERIC managed operational state is described.
The results of the main questionnaire activity indicated that EPOS may be described as FAIR while the survey using the CSIRO method indicated some shortcomings. FAIR is not a state but a journey and there is always room for improvement. The results concerning readiness for EOSC indicate that – because the EPOS catalogue is based dominantly on services (at present: datasets, workflows and other assets are being worked upon) it is compatible with the architectural direction of EOSC. However, analysis of the current proposed metadata schema for the EOSC services catalogue indicates a need for discussions to ensure it is sufficiently rich for the purposes of EPOS.
The conclusion is that EPOS is both FAIR and EOSC-ready. This is mainly due to the design of the EPOS architecture which took into account from the beginning the need for FAIRness and the direction of development (i.e. towards a service catalogue not a data catalogue) of EOSC.
|Title||D10.1 Technical analysis and definition of implementation components for FAIR implementation of RIs in the Solid Earth subdomain|
|Work package||10 – Solid Earth domain|
|Authors||Riccardo Rabissoni (INGV)|
|||Keith Jeffery (UKRI-BGS)|
|||Jean-Baptiste Roquencourt (BRGM)|
|||Daniele Bailo (INGV)|
|||Sylvain Grellet (BRGM)|
|||Abdelfettah Feliachi (BRGM)|
|Accepted by||Andreas Petzold - FZ Julich - Project Coordinator|
|Deliverable due date||31/12/2019|
|Actual Date of Submission||30/12/2019|
|Project internal reviewer||Florian Haslinger (ETHZ)|
|2019-11-19||Version for WP leader and Internal Review|
|2019-12-12||Revised after comments from WP10 team|
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