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DICE – Data Infrastructure Capacity for EOSC

In January 2021, the European Commission launched projects to increase the services offered by the EOSC Portal. JSC participates in the “Data Infrastructure Capacities for EOSC” (DICE) project that brings together a network of computing and data centres, research infrastructures, and data repositories. They offer a European storage and data management infrastructure for EOSC, providing generic services and building blocks to store, find, access, and process data in a consistent and persistent way. Eighteen providers from 11 European countries are offering 14 state-of-the-art data management services with more than 50 PB of storage capacity.

JSC coordinates activities to integrate DICE services and resources with other platforms and infrastructures. It also offers B2DROP – a secure and trusted cloud storage service, B2SAFE – a service for data replication and long-term preservation, and B2ACCESS – a federated cross-infrastructure authorization and authentication framework. The DICE project is funded under the grant agreement ID 101017207 and is scheduled to run from January 2021 to June 2023 with a total budget of almost € 7 million. Further information can be found at https://www.dice-eosc.eu.

Contact: Daniel Mallmann, d.mallmann@fz-juelich.de

From JSC News No. 278, 30 January 2021