EOSC-Nordic Service Interoperability Framework (EOSC-Nordic IF) is based on European Interoperability Framework (EIF) and EOSC Interoperability Framework (EOSC IF). The recommendations from both frameworks were taken into account and analyzed from the similarities and differences point of view. Recommendations which were considered to be applicable to services and that would enable more alignment in achieving interoperability of EOSC-related services, were selected.
In addition to the four layers of interoperability described by EIF, and consequently adopted by EOSC-IF (technical, semantic, organizational and legal), recommendations covered under other underlying principles were considered (subsidiarity and proportionality, openness, transparency, reusability, technological neutrality and data portability, user-centricity, inclusion and accessibility, security and privacy, multilingualism, administrative simplification, preservation of information and assessment of effectiveness and efficiency) and the conceptual model of the EIF.
The goal was to focus on recommendations that would improve service interoperability across services providers, considering diversity of providers and services themselves. Overall, recommendations were selected based on a common understanding of the recommendations’ relation to service-related concepts (e.g. service management, service architecture and design, service operations, accessibility, processing of research data).
Here you can read about our methodology, analysis and conclusions.