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Services offered by Joinup

Joinup is a collaborative platform created by the European Commission and funded by the European Union via the Interoperability Solutions for Public Administrations (ISA) Programme.

Joinup offers a set of services to help e-Government professionals share their experience with each other and to support them to find, choose, re-use, develop and implement interoperability solutions. 

The following five services, as indicated in the screenshot below, are the core services of Joinup.

1. GET IN CONTACT

Get in contact with users who have a similar interest in eGovernment and interoperability solutions for public administrations:

2. SHARE information and LEARN

Share information and learn about eGovernment and interoperability solutions for public administrations via:

  • News and events: read and contribute to news items and events.
  • Newsletter: subscribe to our periodic newsletter(s). You can subscribe to or unsubscribe from our newsletters by editing your newsletter subscription settings in “My Page(?)
  • E-Library: consult case studies, factsheets, and expert guidelines or publish your own (?)

3. FIND, CHOOSE and RE-USE

Find, choose and re-use interoperability solutions developed on the platform via:

  • Find interoperability solutions: find re-usable interoperability solutions that are hosted on Joinup or on the federate repositories
  • Find projects: find projects of re-usable interoperability solutions that are hosted on Joinup
  • Search widget: include the Joinup search widget in your own website and search for semantic assets hosted on Joinup and open-source software hosted on Joinup and the federated repositories.

4. DEVELOP and CONTRIBUTE

Develop interoperability solutions by creating and contributing to projects hosted on Joinup:

  • Project hosting: propose a software project or propose an interoperability solution to be hosted on the Joinup platform. The platform Moderator will evaluate whether it can be accepted (?)
  • Collection of interoperability solutions: publishers of interoperability solutions are invited to describe their collections with the Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) and list them on Joinup. Please visit the CISR webpage for more information.
  • Version control (SVN): keep track of the contributions (commits) of developers to the source code repository (subversion). An SVN repository is created upon acceptance of the project (?)
  • Issue tracker: keep track of issues filed by project members and users.
  • Release management: upload a new release of your project (?)
  • Documents: upload and share documents within your interoperability solution project.
  • Forum: discuss both with the user and development community.
  • Wiki: create and edit wiki pages within your project
  • Metrics: inform users and developers about the work performed (?)
  • File sharing service: share files via WebDAV (?)
  • Repository manager: use the Nexus repository manager (?)

5. JOINUP PLATFORM-WIDE SERVICES

Use the platform-wide services offered by Joinup such as:

  • Global Search (?)
  • Glossary (?)
  • Platform-wide metrics
  • Legal support: Do you have any questions related to software or open data licences, the reuse of third party copyrighted assets, to contractual clause in case of public procurement? The support service will help you to solve your problem. You may get in touch with the expert through the online contact form and selecting the category: 'Questions on legal issues'.

    Disclaimer: This is a free of charge JOINUP service, delivered 'as is' based on the received information. The opinions are not an official position of the European Commission. Opinions should not be assimilated to a formal legal consultation from a private lawyer to his client.

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