The European Open Science Cloud envisages a trusted, open environment for storing, sharing and re-using scientific data and results and supporting Open Science practices. How procurement practices, cloud contracts and SLAs affect the establishment of such environment? The PICSE (Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe) and SLALOM (Legal & open model terms for cloud SLA and contracts http://slalom-project.eu) H2020-funded projects have been working to answer this question.
On the 20th of January, Sara Garavelli, Trust-IT Services presented the PICSE Roadmap on Cloud Service Procurement for public research organisations at the Open Day event: Towards the European Open Science Cloud.
The presentation includes a summary of the call for action for different stakeholders, namely: public research sector organisations, cloud sevice providers and policy makers.
On 13th February 2015, Sara Garavelli, Trust-IT Services and PICSE consortium, gave the presentation: "EU procurement support for cloud technologies" at the Europeana Tech 2015 conference. The presentation summarizes the first achievements of the PICSE project and describes the opportunities made available by the European Commission in the field of the procurement of cloud services.
Bob Jones, CERN & PICSE & Helix Nebula initiative coordinator, presented PICSE - Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe, at the Information Day on 3rd October 2014.
PICSE is a completely new initiative, funded under the first wave of H2020 1st call, started on the 1st October 2014 in the field of procurement of cloud services for the public sector and will run for 18 months.