If you are part of an international research community exchange of data may be a challenge, especially if it concerns larger amounts of data. For European networks here is now an opportunity to test services that the European data support centre EUDAT is developing.
EUDAT (Research Data Services, Expertise & Technology Solutions) offers common data services, supporting multiple research communities as well as individuals, through a network of 35 European organisations. These shared sevices and storage resources are distributed across 15 European nations and data is stored alongside some of Europe's most powerful supercomputers. Covering both access and deposit, from informal data sharing to long-term archiving, and addressing identification, discoverability and computability of both long-tail big data, EUDAT's services address the full lifecycle of research data.
Within a Data Pilot EUDAT invites research communities to test and integrate some of there services:
- B2SHARE to store and share small-scale research data coming from diverse contexts.
- B2SAFE to replicate and preserve their research data across EUDAT data nodes.
- B2STAGE to ship large amounts of research data.
- B2FIND for finding research data collections.
- B2DROP a trusted personal cloud solution.
Proposals from research communities will be evaluated against criteria such as technical feasibility, involvement of the community, added value to the infrastructure, contribution to Open Access, and compliance with general research data-management approaches. Proposals can be submitted by September 30 2015. For more information check EUDAT call for data pilots.