The exponential increase in the use and implementation of digital technologies for collaboration in research has shown to be crucial during this pandemic time. Being able to effectively work together from different countries, while ensuring digital sovereignty of data is essential for everyday scientific and industrial practices.
The Science Mesh aims to create a federated infrastructure of sync-and-share services hosted by various organisations world-wide. The project, that is funded by the European Union, has kicked-off in January 2020. SURFdrive and Research Drive are well-known examples of sync-and-share services.
This document aims at providing the basis for a risk management framework in the context of the CS3MESH4EOSC project. The objective is to make sure that eventual adverse situations are properly foreseen and measures are taken to minimize the likelihood of their occurrence as well as, in the worst-case scenario, the damage inflicted. This plan starts by detailing the processes, tools and roles which are established in the context CS3MESH4EOSC’s Risk Management framework. It then moves on to listing the risks which have been identified so far as well as their estimated likelihood and impact. Finally, it proposes actions to mitigate them.