EOSC-hub Week session on Procurement
Note: the public version of this agenda with the slides is available at the following URL: https://www.eosc-hub.eu/events/eosc-hub-week-16-20-april-2018-malaga-spain/programme/public-procurement
The EOSC is an ambitious initiative aiming at the federation of existing and planned digital infrastructures for research. It seeks to remove barriers among disciplines and countries and make it easier for researchers to share and access the digital resources they need. It will mobilise service providers from both public and private sectors, funders, research communities and other relevant stakeholders. In order to be successful, it needs to meet current and emerging needs of researchers and to rely on sound business models that stimulate service providers to join the ecosystem, users to utilise the services, and funders to support them. In this area, the EOSC-hub project is seeking to increase the understanding of the demand for digital services and resources for research over the coming years. It also seeks to understand what are the suitable business and procurement models that would allow to reduce the time, effort and risk while increasing cost effectiveness, especially for organisations that lack procurement experience. This session will serve as a way to engage the stakeholders in progressing in the mentioned topics.