D5.2 - Early Adopters Engagement Kit
In order to encourage wide deployment of solutions outside the consortium, the ARCHIVER project will engage with a group of “Early Adopters”. The Early Adopter model has been developed in the context of the HNSciCloud PCP. Early Adopters are public organisations having a need for innovative digital archiving and preservation solutions that the services resulting from the ARCHIVER project may be satisfying. Public organisations expressing interest in the programme will formally be listed in the Request for Tender and will be entitled to several benefits such as providing feedback on the tender documents, access to material produced by contractors during the execution phases, access to limited testing capacity provided by the buyers group, benefit from training sessions organised in the context of ARCHIVER covering topics such as OAIS, FAIR principles, Open Data, EOSC, etc. Early adopters will also potentially profit from the same commercialisation conditions as the buyer group organisations participating in the project, in the case of purchase of services developed after the end of the project and be able to use the procurement funds foresseen in other EC projects in the EOSC context, on which the Early Adopter is member, in the, to procure the resulting services developed in ARCHIVER. In case of a significant number of applications to join the Early Adopters Group, the Buyers Group reserves the right to define selection criteria to select the most appealing candidates. This document presents the overall Early Adopters’ engagement plan and the actions foreseen to reach the desired number of interested parties.