EOSC-Life builds on several highly relevant EC-funded initiatives, which provide the foundation for a quick-start of this consortium:
In the EC-funded CORBEL project, the 13 BMS RIs commonly underpin translation of biomedical discoveries to new, innovative and cost-effective treatments by effectively joining their scientific capabilities and shared services.
EOSC-Life is designed to fit into the overall landscape of EOSC projects, and the BMS RIs are project partners in the following:
EOSCPilot (leading work on data interoperability and the EDMI model, science demonstrators and principles of engagement and contributing to policy work-packages)
EOSCHub (where the ELIXIR Competence Centre is deploying a reference data set distribution service to mirror key data resources in a distributed cloud environment and complementing the effort to publish FAIR RI resources in this project)
FREYA (a project on persistent identifiers – a key component of FAIR)
XDC (a project on federating medical storage resources based on INDIGO-DataCloud and OpenAIRE to ascertain compatibility of registries and catalogues)
RDA (Research Data Alliance with, for example, the experts in WP6 leading several RDA working groups related to research data management, interoperability and FAIR. This will inform, and be informed by, our work on FAIRifying RI data resources (WP1) and FAIR tools and metrics (WP6).
AARC2 (in which the BMS RIs developed a specification of AAI suitable for the life-science community).
The ELIXIR AAI and work planned on AAI and user access, including a planned sourcing of eInfrastructure services, have been scoped to build on the foundation laid in ELIXIR-EXCELERATE (2015-2019) and AARC2 (2017-2019) and to operate the joint Life Science AAI and component e-Infrastructure services provided by GEANT, EGI and EUDAT.
The BMS RIs have jointly engaged with JPI, ERA-NETs and similar initiatives to ensure that users can easily gain visibility of and access BMS RIs’ services. For example, the E-Rare homepage describes service and access pathways.