Research Data Services, Expertise & Technology Solutions

2nd EUDAT User Forum, 11 - 12 March 2013, London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom
Monday, 11 March, 2013 to Tuesday, 12 March, 2013

The 2nd User Forum was hold in London on 11th and 12th of March 2013. The event took place in the Thistle Euston Hotel.

Objectives: The goal of EUDAT is to build a sustainable cross-disciplinary and cross-national Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) providing a set of shared services to access and preserve research data. After one year of activity EUDAT has designed a first set of data services to support research communities, based on requirements gathered from communities in biomedical science, earth science, environmental science, climate modeling, and linguistics.  These services are: safe replication, access to HPC (data staging), metadata, and simple store. The objective of the EUDAT User Forum was to provide a platform for discussing, refining, and extending this first set of services, as well as engaging with new communities willing to take part to the discussion and design of the future CDI



DAY 1 (11th March)



12:00 Registration and Lunch
13:00 Welcome - P. Coveney

13:10 – 14:15

EUDAT after 18 months. Status and Plans - Convener: D.Lecarpentier


Service overview  - P. Wittenburg



Infrastructure and service support - J. Reetz




14:30 – 16:15

Using EUDAT services – Part I (parallel sessions)


Safe replication - Convener: J. Reetz

 Metadata and Simple Store - Conveners: D. Broeder, E. Laure

  Introducing Safe Replication in
- J. Reetz
Introducing Metadata and Simple Store in EUDAT - D.Broeder, E. Laure
  Safe Replication between INCF and EUDAT - R. Ritz Contributions from ICOS(T. Vesala), AG-Infra(D. Massart), BBMRI (R. Merino), GBIF (E. Ó Tuama), CESSDA (M.Wright)
  NeuGRID INCF use case - A. Redolfi  

Safe Replication between diXa and EUDAT - U. Sarkans



Coffee Break


16:45 – 18:30

Brainstorming on new service ideas - Convener: P. Wittenburg

  W3C Open Annotation - H. Van de Sompel  
  Semantic Annotation - W. Los  
  Real Time Data - A. Michelini  
  Web-Service Infrastructures - C. Pagé & A. Hardisly


DAY 2 (12th March)




09:00 – 09:30 Wrap-up - Day 1

09:30 – 11:00

Using EUDAT services – Part II (parallel sessions)


Data Staging to HPC - Conveners: P.Coveney, G. Fiameni

New service ideas - Convener: P. Wittenburg


Introducing Data Staging in EUDAT - G.Fiameni, S. Zesada

Web-Memento and crowd sourcing - P. Wittenburg


Euro-VO HPC needs - S. Derriere

Scholarly Content Management - L. Sesink

  EISCAT HPC needs - I. Häggström Cloud Interfaces and Optimised Workflows - M. Hellmich
  Mapper HPC data needs - D. Groen Other ideas


Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00

Moving Forward

11:30 Training requirements - A. Carter  
12:10 Community Integration Toolkit - A. Kennedy  




End of meeting and Lunch