Creating an EOSC Portal that serves its users starts by understanding the users' needs. EOSC Enhance, tasked with implementing improvements to the EOSC Portal, has launched its requirements gathering activities to guide its technical implementations.
The EOSC Portal requirements gathering activities will be a continuous process to collect new requirements, validate and prioritise them and to provide feedback.
The activities are steered by EOSC Enhance, specifically its Requirements Gathering Task Force, in coordination with EOSC-hub and OpenAIRE. The process will involve different instruments including a ticketing system, targeted interviews, questionnaires, workshops, public consultations.
Requirements gathering in 2020 will be focused on EOSC regional, thematic, and implementation projects while 2021 will focus more on individual researchers, scientists and other users of the EOSC Portal.
To-date, a targetted requirements gathering workshop has been organised on 12 May 2020 with the INFRAEOSC-5b projects and a public workshop titled "EOSC Portal - focus on requirements collection", open to various EOSC stakeholders, was held as part of the EOSC-hub Week 2020. Interviews with various EOSC projects is already ongoing starting with the EOSC regional projects and the thematic cluster projects, further covering other EOSC projects in the coming months.
Soon, a permanent requirements gathering form will be published on the EOSC Portal and the EOSC Secretariat - EOSC Service and Research Product Catalogues Interest Group will be tapped to provide more channels to collect requirements to be implemented in the EOSC Portal.
If you're interested about the developments going on in the EOSC Portal, you should check out our first DevDiary blog where we highlighted some of the changes implemented recently.