Archiving and preservation for research environments

ARCHIVER approach to Service onboarding presented at the EOSC Symposium

06 December 2019


ARCHIVER’s goal is to introduce innovative services capable of supporting the expanding needs of research communities, under a common innovative procurement activity for the advanced stewardship of publicly funded data in Europe. The project will fulfil these data management promises in a multi-disciplinary environment, allowing each research group to retain responsibility and stewardship of their data whilst leveraging best practices, standards and economies of scale. These innovative services will be ready to be commercialized and will become part of the catalogue of the European Open Science Cloud.

The processes of "on-boarding" services into EOSC can provide a baseline for ensuring services are compliant with these conditions. As part of it contribution to EOSC, ARCHIVER foresees a set of “derived rules” for commercial services onboarding.

They include:

  • Technical rules: extensive field testing; “research data ready” archiving and preservation services
  • Legal Compliance: GDPR as an opportunity; high quality digital services guaranteeing digital sovereignty; legal certainty for researchers how they can produce and use data
  • Financial Transactions: Business models adapted to research needs, public procurement cycles & research grants

On the 26th November, Joao Fernandes, CERN and ARCHIVER coordinator, presented ARCHIVER approach to service onboarding during the dedicated session at the EOSC Symposium in Budapest. The session was chaired by Juan Bicarregui, EOSC Rules of Participation WG, and saw the contributions from OpenAIRE and the recently funded EOSC Nordic initiative.


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