Archiving and preservation for research environments

Service R&D for Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments. ARCHIVER at RDA VP17

About RDA 17th Virtual Plenary meeting: Opening data for global challenges

With over 10.000 members from 145 countries, the Research Data Alliance provides a neutral space where its members can come together to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing and data-driven research. RDA Members come together through focused Working Groups and Interest Groups, formed by experts from all around the world – from academia, private sector and government, to openly share and re-use data across technologies, disciplines and countries to address the grand challenges of society. Within this framework, every six months RDA’s plenary meetings provide an opportunity for the RDA global network to make rapid progress in all areas of its work - initiating and joining new working groups, sharing interim results from in-progress work, identifying areas of overlap and synergy, and presenting completed work and successful stories of its adoption. The outputs developed by RDA groups all aim to ensure that data can be shared and reused, and made more open, in global and cross-domain environments.

    Plenary 17 in Edinburgh will focus on the themes of global challenges, global mechanisms for data reuse, sustainable solutions with benefits for all, and global cooperation to realise these ends. The plenary will highlight several research use cases around global collaboration to address grand challenges and ensure societal impact of data reuse.

    ARCHIVER showcased in the RDA VP17

    The "Service R&D for Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments" event that will take place on the 19th of April, at 16:00 CEST, in the framework of the 17th RDA Virtual Plenary, will focus on the current data preservation challenges addressed in the EOSC context, providing interactive demos of the innovative digital archiving and preservation solutions that are being developed by the ARCHIVER contractors, who will showcase how their solutions can be exploited in a number of domains and fields of applications, including High Energy Physics, Life Sciences, and Astrophysics. 

    The Prototype phase is in full speed and the presentation of its outcomes to the RDA community represent a valuable twofold contribution, to provide a disciplinary feedback leveraging on the different thematic groups of the RDA as well as its nascent communities of practice, leveraging on the presentation of the research test cases being implemented by the four ARCHIVER demand-side Research Performing Organisations (RPOs): CERN, EMBL-EBI, DESY, PIC, and to promote the technological R&D innovation made possible thanks to the public-private co-development model realised thanks to the PCP. 

    The workshop will be open and free of charge. It targets the research data world-wide community that will meet for the RDA Virtual Plenary on 20-23 April, and is the first of a series of thematic, domain-oriented webinars aimed to introduce ARCHIVER long term data preservation solutions, together with the path to them via the PPC approach, to an audience of researchers and representatives from the data management and ESFRI communities. 


    16:00-16:10 Challenges for Long-term preservation for digital research infrastructure - Klaus Tochtermann, EOSC Association Director and Director of ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
    16:10-16:20 Long-Term data preservation in the context of the EOSC - Mustapha Mokrane (DANS-KNAW) 
    16:20-16:30 ARCHIVER Overview - João Fernandes (CERN) 
    16:30-16:40 Q&A 
    16:40-16:55 Data preservation solutions for High Energy Physics and Life Sciences. T-Systems solutions for CERN and EMBL use cases  - Jurry de la Mar and Lukasz Dutka (T-Systems)
    16:55-17:00 Moderated Q&A on T-Systems solution, opened by Marco de Simone, CERIC ERIC and Carsten Thiel, CESSDA
    17:00-17:15 Data preservation solutions for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics. CERN AND PIC use cases demo presented by LIBNOVA using LABDRIVE - Antonio Guillermo Martinez (LIBNOVA)
    17:15-17:20 Moderated Q&A on LIBNOVA LABDRIVE, opened by Marco de Simone, CERIC ERIC and Carsten Thiel, CESSDA
    17:20-17:35 ARCHIVER solutions for large-scale archiving of scientific datasets - Use case demo presented by Arkivum - Matthew Addis (Arkivum) 
    17:35-17:40 Moderated Q&A on Arkivum solution, opened by Marco de Simone, CERIC ERIC and Carsten Thiel, CESSDA
    17:40-18:00 General Q&A

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