In late 2015, the University of Porto applied to the EUDAT Call for Data Pilots and, as one of the 22 pilots selected, began a fruitful collaboration that lead it to join EUDAT as an Associate Partner in January 2017.
Sensitive to research data management challenges, the University of Porto, is one of the Portuguese drivers behind the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Iberia initiative that had its first meeting on 4th April 2017 in conjunction with the 9th RDA Plenary Meeting, Barcelona, Spain also coordinated for Portugal by Cristina Ribeiro, INESC TEC, University of Porto, the EUDAT pilot Principal Investigator.
The Associate Partnership brings the University and EUDAT even closer, strengthening the collaboration and paving the way for a long-term research data management relationship.
What is an EUDAT Associate Partner & How can you become one?
- you will be granted access to all the information that is open to the EUDAT2020 consortium and to the project wiki;
- by influencing the progress of the CDI, sharing your domain-specific needs and typical data workflow, the development and deployment of new services will be steered to meet your needs;
- you will obtain first-hand knowledge, expertise and support on leading edge technologies and best-practices which will allow you to improve considerably your data management and data workflow;
- you will be involved in the development of the CDI needed supporting policies and governance aspects.
Associate Partners contribute in defining the most suitable organisational and business models required to ensure the sustainability of the CDI also beyond the EUDAT2020 project boundaries, taking into consideration all relevant factors, including domain-specific requirements and national regulations; thus Associate Partners will be natural candidates for establishing a longer-term agreement and collaboration, towards integration of the CDI in the future European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).