Report on cost delivery, efficiency and cost reduction through effective practices (1)
First Draft & Methods
Title: Report on cost delivery, efficiency and cost reduction through effective practices (1)
Due: M15 (Nov 2013)
Report on cost delivery, efficiency and cost reduction through effective practices (1): The purpose of this document is to examine how cost is measured among providers of fauna, flora and mycota. This examination will take various research methods based on a pre-questionnaire, workshop and cost templates analysis. The report will consider also closely the recommendations of various deliverables. The investigation will continue onto a development of a follow up report D6.1.2 that is due in May 2014. The outcome of the use cases activities and cost information provided by partners and various stakeholders are taken into account and the evaluated result will develop strategies and recommendations on how the services being provided within the taxonomic community can be sustained on the long term.
- Invitations for workshop about the recommendations of this report: March-April, 2013
- Initial draft: September 9, 2013
- Comments from partners: September 27, 2013
- Final formatting: November 15, 2013
- Submission: November 30, 2013
- workshop about the recommendations of this report
The deliverable will examine the cost of delivery, its efficiency and cost reduction based on the outcomes of the workshop, the feedback and results provided by various partners and stakeholders, the reports of various partners. By doing so, a list of recommendations can be suggested on how the services being provided within the taxonomic community can be sustained on the long term.
Methods used to capture cost service delivery will be explained here.
- 1) pre-questionnaire
- 2) results based on the workshop of cost in May 2013
- 3) Cost templates to capture costs and desk top analysis (an example of initial cost template of data resources; revised cost template based on Activity Based Costing)
The purpose of the report is to understand real time services and products delivered among taxonomy community.
Various use cases are discussed during the workshop:
- Writing Flora
- Editing Flora
- Publishing of Floras
- Production of Floras
- Data resources
- The Biocase project
- Delivery of taxonomic validation services
- Scratchpads projects
- Biodiversity Data Journals (Pensoft)
- Sustainability in cost of delivery towards an Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System
- Cost efficiency
- Cost reduction
Current state of the art and the cost it generates
- See also Pilots.
- MS12 in February 2014
- D6.1.2, May 2014