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The PICSE Roadmap on Cloud Service Procurement for Public Research Organisations

The PICSE Roadmap on "Cloud Service Procurement for Public Research Organisations" is available for download now.

The PICSE Roadmap highlights the existing challenges, barriers and trends in procuring cloud services in the science domain. You will find clear Calls to Action for the 3 major stakeholders involved in the cloud procurement process: Public Research Organisations, Cloud Service Providers and Policy Makers. Key themes of the Call to Action include:

  • Competences and organisational culture
  • Innovation in procurement and services
  • Stimulating the research cloud ecosystem
  • Moving towards commoditisation
  • Validating the benefits.

You can dowload the Roadmap here


What now?

The PICSE project, a support action funded under the Horizon 2020 Work Programme achieved its objectives on March 31st 2016, but will carry on and build on the results produced to investigate the procurement of cloud services for science in the HNSciCloud project [2016-2018], a European Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the EC H2020 framework. Driven by the commitment of leading research organisations from across Europe, HNSciCloud aims to create a competitive marketplace of innovative cloud services serving the European Research Area.

Download here the HNSciCloud overview presentation.