News 02 April 2024

Services Preparation and Implementation Strategy

An early version of RESILIENCE's Services Preparation and Implementation Strategy is ready in the form of Deliverable D2.1. The document makes it clear that the strategy is driven by two main guiding principles: user needs and Open Science.

User Needs

The RESILIENCE service strategy is driven by our research community. We act by continuously listening to researchers to nurture the iterative creation of an ecosystem of services/products/data that have the highest added value for the community.

Open Science

The Open Science policy is especially important because it reflects the values of our community which recognizes that access to scientific knowledge is a universal right. This can also help foster synergies with other research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures and ensure that RESILIENCE is able to cooperate and collaborate more easily with them. At the same time, RESILIENCE must keep the researcher’s interests in mind by emphasising that Open Science means “as open as possible, as closed as necessary” and providing full open access might be against their legitimate interests. Furthermore, the licensing rights of both researchers and RESILIENCE need to be supported and respected.

Deliverable D2.1

The document is an important step towards the further preparation of RESILIENCE’s services. It offers an overview of the general strategy towards service implementation of RESILIENCE, which relies mainly on the dual pillars of decentralised (in-kind) services and core services. During RESILIENCE’s Preparatory Phase, effort is put towards mapping existing in-kind services among partners and improving their availability to the wider Religious Stgudies community via a service catalogue. The specifics of the work done for this mapping and its results will be further outlined in D2.2. For core services, the main focus up until now has been the (further) implementation and expansions of resources that already have a foundation to build upon.

The beta version of deliverable D2.1 can be downloaded here.