EUDAT Calls for Collaboration Projects

Publié le 29 janvier 2014, par Thérèse Hameau

EUDAT is inviting research communities, research projects and individual researchers to make use of its data services that are available at a European scale and is offering free resources and expertise to pilot collaboration projects as part of its Collaborative Data Infrastructure where users, community centres and large data centres collaboratively tackle data challenges. Interested parties are invited to submit their proposals by 26th February 2014.

What is EUDAT ?

EUDAT is a pan-European data initiative that started in October 2011 and which brings together a unique consortium of 26 partners, including research communities, national data and HPC centres, technology providers, and funding agencies from 13 countries.EUDAT provides an integrated solution for finding, sharing, storing, replicating, staging and performing computations with primary and secondary research data. EUDAT is currently rolling out its first set of data services which are as follows.

  • B2SHARE : a user-friendly, reliable and trustworthy way for researchers and communities to store and share small-scale research data coming from diverse contexts. This service is open to all researchers and EUDAT is looking for special collaboration with communities to develop customized solutions.
  • B2SAFE : a robust, safe and highly-available replication service allowing community and departmental repositories to replicate and preserve their research data. Different access and deployment options are offered which range from tailored solutions for Fedora and DSpace repository systems via simplified utilization options to a full integration of repositories with the network of EUDAT data nodes.
  • B2STAGE : a reliable, efficient, easy-to-use service to ship large amounts of research data between EUDAT data nodes and workspace areas of high-performance computing systems.
  • B2FIND : a simple and user-friendly portal to find research data collections stored in EUDAT data centres and other repositories. B2FIND harvests metadata from diverse sources, maps it, and makes it publically available through its cross-disciplinary catalogue.

Who can participate ?

The call is open to all European initiatives and research communities. EUDAT services target a broad range of disciplines, in particular those looking for simple solutions to store and/or perform computations with research data, or for a robust data infrastructure to manage, access use, re-use and preserve their data.

How to apply ?

Interested applicants are expected to provide a short description of their research community and data requirements, as well as a description of the proposed collaboration project which should address at least one of the following areas : customisation of an easy-to-use deposit service to store and share research data (B2SHARE), replication of large data sets across several sites (B2SAFE), staging of data to computing environments – in particular those provided by EGI and PRACE (B2STAGE), and harvesting of metadata records (B2FIND). EUDAT also welcomes proposals willing to contribute to and enhance existing services in the areas of semantic mapping and annotation, real-time data handling, workflow execution environments, and data lifecycle management.