The following criteria are currently used to validate Providers and Resources to be onboarded within the EOSC Service Portfolio. The criteria are still under development by a joint team consisting of members of EOSC Future and EOSC Enhance (and formerly EOSC-hub). The EOSC AISBL may define broader criteria, therefore the criteria are subject to change in the future.
- What groups can onboard to EOSC as a provider?
- Any group can onboard to EOSC as a Provider, as long as it fills the necessary information in the EOSC Provider Profile.
- Those onboarding as a provider should either be a legal entity or connect to the registration of a hosting legal entity already onboarded as a provider under their own profile.
- Who can onboard resources to EOSC
- Providers onboarding a resource must assert that they are able to ensure the resource is delivered by them or their collaborators and agree to remove resources that are no longer operational or available.
- Resources should be onboarded by the coordinating or lead provider in case of a federates or jointly provided resource (they are the 'Resource Organisation). Other onboarded providers may be added as supporting or supplementary providers ('Resource providers).
- What resources may be connected to EOSC?
- Services. At present only services are being onboarded.
- It must be a specific service offered ‘live’ to customers . This may be an IT service, or a human service (e.g. training, consultancy)..
- It may not be a research product, for instance, a document, a dataset or a piece of software .
- The Service must be discrete. It must be available and offer value on its own. It may not be only a feature of a larger service available while already using that service.
- The Service must by of a reasonable maturity, Technology Readiness 7 or above in order to be listed in the catalogue (and TRL8 or above to allow for integration of ordering)
- Services must meet at least one of:
- The service must be targeted to EOSC and EOSC communities .
- The service must build on or leverage EOSC capabilities to serve some other community.
- Other resources, such as research products (data sets, publications, software and other types) will be able to be onboarded at a later date.
- NOTE: while research products are not being directly onboarded, services that contain them such as data, software or publication repositories can be onboarded as services.
- A provider profile and resource profiles for each resource must be filled, including at a minimum all required fields.
- URLs must be Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN)
- Key information must be in English due to the limitations of current project resources (thought this may change in future)
- The provider and resource profiles must be in English
- The basic information in the User Interface for the service must be available in English
- The Helpdesk or support function must be able to answer queries in English at a minimum.
- Resources must be both available in Europe and available in a European language .
- The provider must agree to periodically update data on themselves and their resources to keep it current (to be covered in an EOSC Provider agreement, under devlopment)
 Filling e.g. the definition according to FitSM-0 - Service: Way to provide value to customers through bringing about results that they want to achieve. Note: In the context of the FitSM standard series, when referring to services, usually IT services are meant. From https://www.fitsm.eu/download/280/ It should not be a generic menu of services from a provider, but the specific services themselves.
 A data repository service providing some annotation, tools over the data sets, enhanced features is likely a service. A simple link to a data file is not.
 For instance, could be a service from the research community for researchers, or if a commercial service, includes a clear offer targeted at EOSC and research customers which addresses them, rather than be a generic commercial service. One example of the latter is a joint procurement framework targeting EOSC.
 For instance, services through the Digital Innovation Hubs which build on EOSC expertise, resources and capabilities to create new, innovative commercial services
 See https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/eu-languages_en
These criteria are managed by the EOSC Portal Onboarding Team:A collaboration of EOSC Future and EOSC Enhance (Formely also including EOSC-hub, OpenAIRE Advance and eInfraCentral). They are developed in light of the evolving EOSC Rules of Participation, which provide higher-level guidance. If you have an enquiry or concern about these criteria please contact email@example.com.