Interoperability Services for the Cloud

FAIRification for large-scale life sciences research requires FAIRification of all aspects: data, tools, training and hardware infrastructure. Cloud computing has emerged a key infrastructure that calls for interoperability of software to facilitate data retrieval and processes that are dispersed across multiple sites. The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) programme is established in realisation of the large-scale cloud-based data integration. The ELIXIR Interoperability platform mission aligns with the EOSC terms of standardised best practices of implementation, and support of interoperability tools in the cloud.

This study will establish the need for cloud deployed instances of individual Recommended Interoperability Resources (RIRs) through consultation with ELIXIR Communities and established use cases. Cost benefit analyses will be performed for each RIR and the landscape and extent of the current cloud-enabled interoperability resources will be evaluated.

This project is part of the ELIXIR Interoperability platform tasks for the 2019-2023 Scientific programme. The study is a joint effort of EMBL-EBI (Helen Parkinson), ELIXIR Belgium (Frederik Coppens) and ELIXIR Norway (Sveinung Gundersen).


1/6/2019 - 31/12/2021