On June the 18th and 19th 2018 there will be, in Rome, the meeting of the External Evaluation Panel managed by the EPOS BNSR Validation Secretariat. The event is held at HOTEL Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi.
The external evaluations, coordinated by the BNSR on behalf of BGR will be responsible of the validation and the check of the fitness for purpose of the EPOS infrastructure.
The third year of the EPOS IP timeline is dedicated to validate the EPOS data and service provision which has been described in terms of the Data, Data-products, Services and Software (DDSS) elements that each TCS has identified to characterize its offer to users and stakeholders through the novel EPOS hub, namely the ICS-C.
This Validation Phase, foreseen since the design of EPOS IP, will serve to identify which services, being validated from a technical, legal and financial perspective will enter in the pre-operational phase becoming financially eligible for the General Assembly of the future EPOS-ERIC.
The roadmap of the validation phase distinguishes the internal verification aimed at checking the fitness for use of the services under implementation and the external validation aimed at proving the fitness for purpose (i.e., utility) of the EPOS research infrastructure.