Archiving and preservation for research environments

Procurement Strategy and Policy - Archiver cited in DISSCO M8.4

01 February 2022

The Archiver Project has been cited in the Distributed System of Scientific Collections Research Infrastructure (DISSCo-RI) Procurement Strategy and Policy document.

The Distributed System of Scientific Collections Research Infrastructure (DiSSCo-RI) is working in strategic partnerships with industrial stakeholders and a procurement framework. The document gives a general overview of procurement models and general analysis, made in the framework of DiSSCo Infrastructure and highlights best practices in procurement, and where possible it considers how procurement frameworks have been implemented in other relevant European Research Infrastructures (RIs).

ARCHIVER project is cited in the Pre-Commercial Procurement paragraph, as one of the two projects (with Open Clouds for Research Environments - OCRE) that successfully led the PCP.

PCP has been used successfully in several European projects, and the European Commission has published a brochure providing an overview of successful ICT domain funded PCPs. This includes the Helix Nebula Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) PCP, which developed a hybrid cloud platform for ten European research centres and will support the connection of RIs through the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). 
This PCP has led to the Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project, and the Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments (ARCHIVER) PCP project (European Commission, 2021).

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