EUDAT2020 - Building a Collaborative Data Infrastructure

EUDAT2020 is a European project funded in the H2020 framework programme. The project will be launched in March 2015 with a duration of three years, a budget of € 20 million, and 33 partners. It builds on the foundations laid by the first EUDAT project, which covered both access and deposit, from informal data sharing to long-term archiving, and addressed the identification, discoverability, and computability of both long-tail and big data.

EUDAT2020 brings together a unique consortium of e-infrastructure providers, research infrastructure operators, and researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines who work together to address the new data challenge. Many research communities face a "rising tide of data". They are aware that they will require new approaches to data management and that data preservation, access, and sharing should be supported in a much better way than it is today.

EUDAT2020's vision is to enable European researchers and practitioners from all research disciplines to preserve, find, access, and process data in a trusted environment as part of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) constructed as a network of collaborating, cooperating centres. The CDI combines the richness of numerous community-specific data repositories with the permanence and persistence of some of Europe's largest scientific data centres.

One of the main ambitions of EUDAT2020 is to bridge the gap between research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures through an active engagement strategy, using the communities that are already in the consortium as EUDAT beacons and integrating others through new partnerships.

JSC is one of the scientific data centres that form the backbone of the CDI. For data processing, JSC focusses on the integration of EUDAT data services in its supercomputing infrastructure and the cooperation between EUDAT2020 and PRACE. JSC offers data services for long-tail data, archival storage for data repositories of research infrastructures, and support for research communities.
(Contact: Daniel Mallmann,

JSC News, 10 March 2015

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