Extended List of Requirements

This report confirms from the point of view of the Research Communities represented in the XDC consortium that the initial requirements defined in Deliverable 2.1, as well as in the different interviews and meetings among Champions and developers, have been taken into account in the architectural design of XDC. Additionally, based on the evolving experience and potential interest of the communities, this deliverable extends the initial list of requirements and adds a tag to indicate their importance. Furthermore, the document reports the feedback from the Summer Course/Workshop organized to present the different Use Cases and the developments of the project. Finally, it defines the interaction among XDC and other initiatives.



Workshop: Extanded list of requirements for XDC

The document reports the activities and achievements carried out during the Summer Course/Workshop held in Santander, organized to present and discuss the different Use Cases and the developments of the project.



Enhance Data Management Best practices

The aim of this report is to present current best practices in data and metadata management, from experiment planning to publication. Their adoption within the communities is reported, outlining recommendations for collaboration with other initiatives, especially EOSC. Additionally, developments in the field of Data Management Plans will be discussed.



Dissemination Plan

This report defines the dissemination plan for the eXtreme-Datacloud (XDC) project. It identifies the target and stakeholders, the proper media and all the dissemination and communication activities to be done during the project. It also includes details about the training and potential targets.



Data Management Plan

This deliverable present the eXtreme-DataCloud Data Management Plan, based on the “dmponline” tool and covering the official template for H2020 projects.



Software Lifecycle Management and Pilot testbeds – Initial plan

This document describes the Software Lifecycle Management process – the Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Release and Support processes, the roles and responsibilities, and the definition of the architectures of the Pilot infrastructures according to use cases to be supported. It includes the selection of tools to support the Task 3.1 and the architecture of the Continuous Integration/Delivery infrastructure supporting the DevOps model. It describes the initial plan for liaison with external infrastructures and resource providers.



Communication plan

This document presents the objectives of the eXtreme-DataCloud communication, defines the different stakeholders and their level of engagement, and describes the communication tools and the activities that will be performed to maximize the eXtreme-DataCloud impact and outreach. Detailed KPIs and metrics will be provided to monitor the effectiveness of the communication plan.



Risk analysis and contingency plan

The present document describes the main risks that may impact the performances of the eXtreme-DataCloud project and strategy to mitigate them.



Project Quality Assurance and Progress Monitoring Plan

This document outlines the basic procedures and describes the tools to be used for coordinating and following up the progress of the project activities based on diverse metrics. It can be considered the Project Quality Plan.



Identification of new functionalities

This report identifies the new functionalities to be added to the existent services and tools, taking into account the Use Cases described by the Research Communities represented as well as the findings of task T2.1 and the project Kick-Off meeting. It serves as input for the WP4 and WP5, indicating the missing features to be implemented during the project. Based on the inputs provided by the WP2 partners, D2.1 includes a general description of the communities involved in the project that aims to define the complexity and the heterogeneity of the environment. It also includes the definition of the different Use Cases with diverse types of details. In particular, the Use Case description identifies and analyzes the different data sources involved in terms of size, data types and/or formats, as well as the workflows and definition of the data lifecycle. Metadata management issues and other key actions like pre-processing needs, encryption requirements or data caching will have special consideration. The description also defines other transversal requirements like the use of Authentication and Authorization mechanisms or security and license needs. The Data Management Plans description showing its importance to produce FAIR data is included aiming at finding both synergies and gaps among the different communities. The document reports the goals oriented to Open Science and Data, so that requirements in terms of Digital Identifiers for digital object (including datasets, software, and others) are included. All the Use Cases take into account the different available products and to pre-defines those that could match to their needs.



Human resources allocation

This document describes the Human Resources each participant is going to provide to the project. Its purpose is to inform all beneficiaries and the Commission about the the people that will carry on the various activities and the tasks they will be involved. Their contact details are also provided. The project management structure set up at the beginning of the project is also described. It completely respects the one foreseen by the Grant and Consortium Agreements.