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Τhe setting up of National Open Science Cloud Initiatives (NOSCIs) cannot be taken as a linear process. There is no “one solution fits all”, country/community-specific considerations must be taken into account.
Nascent efforts in South-East Europe have already chosen different pathways for their formulation according to different partner and country profiles and needs. These efforts might operate as task forces, consortia, national projects, professional associations or legal entities. In any case, the use of monitoring indicators already at early stages will help the assessment of status, the monitoring of the progress and will assist to adapt the workflow of the NOSCI implementation to the region.
Here, we propose an indicative set of metrics that may be used for the assessment of the status and progress of the NOSCI in the region. The proposed indicators are in line with the European Open Science Cloud Readiness Indicators and may be used as a guide to complement the establishment and operation of a NOSCI. The framework should be both, agile and expandable to successfully address any countries-specific needs.