Archiving and preservation for research environments

ARCHIVER Design Phase Kick-off Virtual Event

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On 29 January 2020 ARCHIVER launched its Request for Tender with the purpose to award several Framework Agreements and work orders for the provision of R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services that meet the innovation challenges of European Research communities, in the context of the European Open Science Cloud.

The tender was closed on 28 April 2020 and 15 R&D bids were submitted, with consortia that included 43 companies and organisations. The best bids have been selected and will start the first phase of the ARCHIVER R&D (Solution Design) in June 2020.

On Monday 8 June the selected consortia for the ARCHIVER design phase have been announced during a Public Award Ceremony starting at 14.00 CEST.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the and consequent movement restrictions imposed in several countries, the event has been organised as a webinar, virtually hosted by Port d’Informació Científica (PIC), a member of the Buyers Group of the ARCHIVER consortium.

The Kick-off marks the beginning of the Solution Design Phase. The event was open to all interested stakeholders.

Did you miss the event? Please, find below the slides and the video recording.


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Timing Topic Speakers
2.00 pm - 2.10 pm Welcome Port d'Informació Científica (PIC), Barcelona (Design Phase leader)
2.10 pm - 2.20 pm Project overview João Fernandes (CERN)
2.20 pm - 2.50 pm Use cases overview Buyers Group representatives (CERN, DESY, EMBL-EBI, PIC)
2.50 pm - 3.00 pm Break  

Award ceremony (by alphabetical order): 

3.00 pm - 3.15 pm Presentation Consortium 1 Arkivum - Google
3.15 pm - 3.30 pm
Presentation Consortium 2 GMV – PIQL – AWS – SafeSpring
3.30 pm - 3.45 pm
Presentation Consortium 3 LIBNOVA - CSIC – University of Barcelona – Giaretta Associates
3.45 pm - 4.00 pm Presentation Consortium 4
4.00 pm - 4.15 pm Presentation Consortium 5 T-Systems International – GWDG – Onedata
4.15 pm - 4.30 pm Mentimeter & closing remarks

 Marion  Devouassoux (CERN)




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