XML Description Schema improvement
The OPTIMIS toolkit has been now updated and expanded with an automated XML Description Model for clarifying database rights. The database right section includes a location constraint mechanism that allows the cloud provider to choose in which countries the databases are going to be located. This includes an 'unconditional (Boolean) waiving' system whereby the cloud provider can choose to keep or waive database rights as an alternative for scientific databases and/or databases transferred across different jurisdictions outside of the EU/EEA countries. It also includes a string field capability which allows the inclusion of contractual clauses written in plain English as defined by the provider on a case by case basis. With this approach it is possible to pre-filter cloud providers that do not meet the legal requirements based on end-users input.