- The Solutions
ARCHIVER Pre-Commercial Procurement is a unique initiative currently running in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) framework that spent 3 years designing, prototyping and piloting innovative services for the Long Term Digital Preservation (LTDP) of scientific datasets. During the ARCHIVER project, R&D was performed competitively by commercial suppliers, over 3 phases resulting in the selection of two consortia providing pilot services for scientific data archiving and preservation.
ARCHIVER Long-Term Data preservation solutions are now available on the EOSC portal.
LABDRIVE is a Research Data Management and Digital Preservation platform that focuses on scientific datasets. The solution is developed by a consortium lead by LIBNOVA, awarded in the framework of the ARCHIVER Pre-Commercial Procurement tender to design, prototype and pilot a solution for long-term data preservation. LABDRIVE allows organizations to transition from a siloed approach in which each series of datasets, departments or units are using multiple, disaggregated systems to keep content to a single repository that can adapt to the particularities of each dataset, unifying all content in a single platform. The platform works for organizations with a few gigabytes of data, to organizations managing several petabytes. Digital preservation principles always present: Data protection comes first. Fully aligned with OAIS, ISO16363, redundant checks and safe processes.
Arkivum is an innovative new SaaS solution for archiving, preserving and accessing vast and hugely valuable scientific datasets from disciplines that include astronomy, particle physics, genomics and more. The solution is developed by a consortium lead by Arkivum, awarded in the framework of the ARCHIVER Pre-Commercial Procurement tender to design, prototype and pilot a solution for long-term data preservation.
The solution has been purpose built to archive and preserve up to petabyte scale datasets in the most cost-effective and environmentally stable way
The consortia worked in close collaboration with CERN, which operates the Large Hadron Collider, DESY (the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron), EMBL-EBI (the European Bioinformatics Institute), and PIC (Port d’Informació Científica), all contributing high-value datasets to the EOSC. Many NRENs (National Research and Education Networks) and research organisations - such as the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), ARDC, the Stockholm University Library, and others - have already expressed their interest in the ARCHIVER solutions by joining the group of Early Adopters. Thanks to the improved efficiency of the preservation processes, to more affordable technologies, and a sensible reduction of the resources needed to archive and preserve larger amounts of data, the two solutions are also boosting research organisations towards much more environmentally sustainable digital preservation, by providing the means to analyse and reduce the carbon footprint.