DiSSCo timeline

Different phases

The roadmap of DiSSCo

With the official presentation of DiSSCo to the ESFRI community in September 2018, DiSSCo began its so-called Preparatory Phase. During this phase, DiSSCo will raise its overall maturity and will position itself to implement its construction programme. It will do so by improving its overall readiness to embark on specific implementation actions and by delivering a comprehensive Construction Masterplan.

Subsequently, DiSSCo will enter in its Construction Phase, where the missing parts of the research infrastructure will be built according to the plan laid out in the Preparatory Phase. This includes implementing national investment plans for infrastructure upgrades and large scale digitisation programmes, the application of joint DiSSCo programmes and policies, and the establishment of regional/thematic hubs.

This will be followed by a Transition Phase, preparing the infrastructure for operation. A soft start for some services is possible.

Once these phases have been successfully completed comes the moment we all are waiting for: DiSSCo will officially become operational

Across these phases, a lot of things will be developed and evolve for DiSSCo. This includes its governance structure, mode of operation, and funding sources (see below).