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eInfraCentral holds Consortium Plenary meeting

On 24 May 2019, the eInfraCentral Consortium gathered for a Plenary Meeting at the premises of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Next time the Consortium and the wider EOSC community will meet in Tallinn on 20 June, 2019 to discuss "Building Open Science in Europe: The road ahead for EU Member States and the EOSC community".

At the Plenary Meeting the partners discussed the progress of eInfraCentral over the last year towards achieving its milestones and set goals, especially in the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

The emphasis was placed on the three major outcomes of eInfraCentral:

• A harmonised service catalogue for EOSC is up and running: https://catalogue.eosc-portal.eu/home. The team, in collaboration with other EOSC related projects, continues its efforts in reaching out to and engaging a wider community, including clusters and thematic services offered by research infrastructures.
    
• The current version of the Service Description Template (SDT), endorsed by the flagship e-Infrastructures GÉANT, OPENAIRE, PRACE, EGI and EUDAT, is available online at https://github.com/eInfraCentral/docs. It is an evolving standard, which will incorporate new features from incoming e-infrastructures and research infrastructures in the EOSC ecosystem as they emerge.
    
• The EOSC Catalogue offers a rich set of REST API methods for the exchange of information between service providers and the Catalogue itself, as well as its provisioning to third party applications. The Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are available at https://catalogue.eosc-portal.eu/openapi.