Archiving and preservation for research environments

The role of procurement in the EOSC: Archiver’s contribution to the European Open Science Cloud


The EOSC is an ambitious initiative aiming at the federation of existing and planned digital infrastructures for research. It seeks to remove barriers among disciplines and countries and make it easier for researchers to share and access the digital resources they need. In order to realise the EOSC vision, one of the key aspects to be addressed is to simplify the way funders can channel fundings to procure resources and communities to consequently obtain access.


Acting as a collective of procurers, the ARCHIVER consortium aims to create an eco-system for specialist ICT companies active in archiving and digital preservation, willing 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.  These innovative services will be ready to be commercialized, by December 2021, potentially benefiting the EOSC research community at large.


João Fernandes, CERN and Archiver coordinator, will explain Archiver innovation potential to 

service providers, research managers and procurement and purchasing experts gathered in Prague for the EOSC-Hub week during the session “The role of procurement in the EOSC (Part A)” on Thursday 11 April starting at 14:30 


Session information:


For EOSC-Hub week programme click here.