Project deliverable Open Access

D3.7 Feasibility Assessment of the Implementation of X-Road for Research Data

Kallberg, Miikka; Pelttari, Martti; Virtanen, Joni; Liinamaa, Iiris; Livenson, Ilja; Garavelli, Sara

DataCite XML Export

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<resource xmlns:xsi="" xmlns="" xsi:schemaLocation="">
  <identifier identifierType="DOI">10.5281/zenodo.6880782</identifier>
      <creatorName>Kallberg, Miikka</creatorName>
      <affiliation>CSC - IT Center for Science</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Pelttari, Martti</creatorName>
      <affiliation>CSC - IT Center for Science</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Virtanen, Joni</creatorName>
      <affiliation>CSC - IT Center for Science</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Liinamaa, Iiris</creatorName>
      <affiliation>CSC - IT Center for Science</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Livenson, Ilja</creatorName>
      <creatorName>Garavelli, Sara</creatorName>
      <affiliation>CSC - IT Center for Science</affiliation>
    <title>D3.7 Feasibility Assessment of the Implementation of X-Road for Research Data</title>
    <date dateType="Issued">2022-05-31</date>
  <resourceType resourceTypeGeneral="Text">Project deliverable</resourceType>
    <alternateIdentifier alternateIdentifierType="url"></alternateIdentifier>
    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsVersionOf">10.5281/zenodo.6880781</relatedIdentifier>
    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="URL" relationType="IsPartOf"></relatedIdentifier>
    <rights rightsURI="">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;The document describes the continuation of the work performed when analysing feasibility of using X-Road-based solutions, adopted in Estonia and Finland, for exchanging research data and delivery of services in cross-border scenarios. X-Road&amp;reg; is open-source software and ecosystem solution that provides unified and secure data exchange between organisations. X-Road is developed by the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS), a nonprofit association established in 2017 by the governments of Estonia and Finland. Furthermore, the national X-Road environments in Estonia and Finland are federated, which allows for an easy technological way of establishing trustworthy communication between organizations participating in X-Road environments in Estonia and Finland.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;In our second report on X-Road, we have evaluated three additional aspects of cross-border interactions.&lt;br&gt;
-&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp;Practical experience and integration effort required for introduction and connection of services not aware of X-Road into the existing environment. For that, a service called Fiona provided by Statistics Finland and operated by CSC has been selected.&lt;br&gt;
-&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp;Understanding the process of uptake of an integrated service by users from another country. In particular, what legal and organizational steps would need to be taken. The goal was to understand if X-Road increases or decreases the efforts for establishing collaborations with new clients.&lt;br&gt;
-&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp;Finally, a comparison of the service delivery model in X-Road with that of EOSC was performed. During the execution of EOSC- Nordic project, a service addressing cross-border delivery of the HPC resources called Puhuri has been developed. While targeted initially at LUMI, it has been designed in a generic way and has been added to the analysis as well.&lt;/p&gt;

Overall our feasibility study has shown that X-Road can be very useful for enabling services working with sensitive data. Due to current technological limitations working with larger volumes of scientific data can be challenging; however, once the fix for a new mode of data transfer has been implemented NIIS, X-Road can be considered a strong choice for the services in the countries where X-Road has been adopted on the national level.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
    <description descriptionType="Other">The EOSC-Nordic project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857652. This deliverable is EC submitted, not approved.</description>
      <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
      <funderIdentifier funderIdentifierType="Crossref Funder ID">10.13039/100010661</funderIdentifier>
      <awardNumber awardURI="info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/857652/">857652</awardNumber>
All versions This version
Views 4545
Downloads 3434
Data volume 20.5 MB20.5 MB
Unique views 3636
Unique downloads 2929


Cite as