WP1: Develop and reuse new services

Lead beneficiary : ISTAT


This WP will select, develop and reuse new services from the list established in the ESSnet SCFE and available on the CROS portal.

Description of the work

This work package is the heart of the project, and it is proposed to dedicate a great part of the resources to it. As indicated in the call for submissions, the objectives are to develop and reuse 3 to 5 new services from the list established in the ESSnet SCFE, with the selection criteria being:
- Select services from the “Top 10” services referenced in the CROS portal document
- The project has an objective to cover GSBPM level 1 processes. Therefore, selected services should apply those criteria.
The call also indicates that as the ESSnet is a collaborative work in nature, partners should use collaborative work methods and tools, documenting them to provide best practices for other collaborative endeavours amongst ESS members. Indeed, this is completely in line with the values of openness and collaboration that were at the core of the SCFE ESSnet and that we propose to adopt also for this project.
In order to ensure that the choice of services maximizes the utility for the ESS, the consortium suggest to make this choice during the kick-off meeting. This will allow to benefit from the input of Eurostat and from the external experts invited to this meeting. As a basis for this upcoming discussion and selection, a first list of possible services is given
below. In this list, DO is the developing organization and RO is the reusing organization. The rank is the one according to the AAA rating made by the SCFE ESSnet (the complete list is available on the CROS portal). The indication of developing and reusing organizations reflects what the consortium members have actually firmly committed to at this stage. It is likely that more organizations will join in the process as the project progresses.
In particular, the reusing organisation(s) will be added where necessary before selecting services to develop. In the specific case of the “Microdata access” service, the operation is presented as only a re-use project for now because it is mainly focused on re-using an existing service. If it proves necessary to adapt the service, a development activity
will be added.
It should also be noted that the list provided below contains also a set of “utility” or technical services. In our opinion, these services are still valuable to share because they allow improvments of the production process (e.g. increasing efficiency, coherence, etc.).