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New Project to Tackle Data Deluge: Eudat--Towards a Pan-European Collaborative Data Infrastructure

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The recently launched EUDAT project aims to provide Europe's scientific and research communities with a sustainable European-wide infrastructure for improved access to scientific data.

EUDAT consists of 25 European partners, including data centers, technology providers, research communities, and funding agencies from 13 countries that will work together to develop a collaborative data infrastructure.

"We aim to develop a generic infrastructure for scientific data management that can used by a diversity of research communities and existing infrastructures," says EUDAT project coordinator Kimmo Koski.

EUDAT's Peter Wittenburg notes that "beyond offering common services such as data hosting and preservation, EUDAT is paving the way towards integrated and interoperable access to data and, in doing so, will facilitate new science and allow efficient knowledge creation."

In addition to national data solutions for data storage, access, and preservation, a new interoperability layer also is needed, says CSC's Pirjo-Leena Forsstrom. "EUDAT will foster interoperability, helping to establish common approaches that will make collaboration a lot easier," Forsstrom says.

From CSC-IT Center for Science
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