The services provided by the EPOS-NL infrastructure are embedded in the three levels of the European EPOS structure, which will be fully operational from 1 October 2019. EPOS-NL is a consortium of the Dutch National Research infrastructures (NRIs). Data services provided from the NRIs are grouped in the EPOS thematic core services (TCS). A central access point will be provided by the EPOS integrated core services (ICS) which provide the portal and discovery functions for access to data and laboratory services.
In the pre-operational phase, before 1 October 2019, the EPOS-NL website will provide the temporary, single central access point for external users. In the operational phase of EPOS, the EPOS-ICS will provide the single central access point for EPOS-NL data services and facility access.