As discussed earlier, many EIF recommendations were left out of our analysis. This is mainly because it is
difficult to take them into account in the context of services. Many of the dropped recommendations are
more relevant for high-level EOSC governance. As the development of EOSC takes operational steps, we can
expect to have further guidance for the development of existing services, taking into account interoperability
issues relevant for EOSC.
As a first step, to enhance the interoperability of EOSC services, EOSC actors and their tasks should be clarified.
More specifically, a functional EOSC service management system taking care of daily operations should be
clearly defined. Another step would be for the EOSC architecture governing body to become the “nexus” of
EOSC service design governance ensuring that EIF and EOSC-IF recommendations will be realized in more
detailed guidelines and policies.
The questions we have developed may contribute towards interoperability efforts across EOSC, and
especially in the context of improving interoperability across the services. Therefore, this work
complements the work of the FAIR Working Group in achieving interoperability during EOSC’s development.