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The European e-Infrastructure Services Gateway (www.einfracentral.eu) project aims to:
Structure an open and guided discussion between e-infrastructures to consensually define a common catalogue for their services.
Develop a single entry point (one-stop shop) - the eInfraCentral portal - for end users to browse the service catalogue, and enhance the monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) that focus on availability and quality of services and user satisfaction.
Draw policy and sustainability lessons for the future development of a European e-infrastructure ‘market place’ as an extension of the common service catalogue and portal so that it includes a much broader range of e-infrastructures and services.
As part of the process of developing a Catalogue of Services (CoS) and the eInfraCentral portal, the project team will collect and structure key performance indicators (KPIs) and related data from the e-infrastructure service providers. In doing so, the project will take account of both the current state of the art of monitoring performance by the e-infrastructure project and build on the work of, and collaborate with, the e-IRG. We are also taking account of the views of service providers and users currently being collected through an online survey (open until 19 June): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-infra_service_catalogue
The KPI dissemination and visualisation on the portal will be based on objective criteria that serve the goal to disseminate e-infrastructures services to related stakeholders and to the public-at-large in a seamless and impartial way. Different classes of KPIs will be identified in order to group individual KPIs in a more comprehensible and user-friendly manner, such as the ones related to the infrastructure capacity, the usage, the users, the investments made, and others.