The EOSCpilot project is the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). It aims to improve interoperability between European data infrastructures, enabling efficient means to discover, access and share data in a sustainable manner, which is also easy to implement. This document reports on the development of a set of guidelines to facilitate findability and reuse through a simple set of metadata properties that can be easily adopted, and that are applicable across scientific domains. We describe the process used in the identification of these properties, the properties themselves, and analyse how they relate to those properties proposed for use by other, comparable, international efforts. In addition, we describe the means by which these guidelines can be adopted, and list the demonstrators that are under consideration to validate them.
- Status: Approved by the European Commission