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August 2015: EUDAT’s been busy this Summer supporting 3 different data pilot & collaboration calls

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Summer weather has made EUDAT go into overdrive by getting involved in 3 calls offering concrete benefits in terms of integrated services and storage resources. Most close this month so check them out.
Read the Technical Director for CLARIN ERIC Dieter Van Uytvanck’s interview on how the EUDAT Services could support you & the ongoing work integrating its infrastructure with the EUDAT common data services.
Curious to learn what’s in the pipeline for EC funding in the 2016- 2017 European Research Infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures) work programme? Read the article and come to the 22 Sept workshop to identify the role you can play.
Log onto out Travel Journal for September & October to see where EUDAT will be appearing & spreading its services.
This month’s feature zooms into the new EUDAT partners this month looks at the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) institute.

EUDAT Pragmatically Supports Research

EUDAT is currently directly involved in three excellent opportunities to support researchers, research communities, research infrastructures and initiatives from across Europe. EUDAT’s own Call for Data Pilots is currently open until 30 th September and offers research communities and research infrastructures the opportunity to test, integrate and/or further develop, in close collaboration with the EUDAT consortium, one or multiple components of the EUDAT service suite through concrete data collaboration pilots. EUDAT will match all effort with a corresponding amount (1 PM Pilot Team = 1 PM EUDAT). Complete details and the...

EUDAT interviews with research communities about uptake plans: CLARIN

This month EUDAT interviewed Dieter Van Uytvanck, the Technical Director for CLARIN ERIC, to find out about CLARIN’s ongoing work integrating its infrastructure with the EUDAT common data services. Dieter is based at Utrecht University where he is responsible for the construction and maintenance of CLARIN’s technical infrastructure. Dieter and the teams at the 31 CLARIN centres are working together with a group of central developers to connect language resources and tools so researchers in the humanities and social science can easily access and make use of these valuable resources...

Cloudy skies offering services for European researchers

The publication of the 2016-2017 Research Infrastructure Work Programme due in October 2015, has been covered from various angles in the press. For the e-Infrastructures, like EUDAT, some funding opportunities will be focused on services for users to foster and encourage a really open ecosystem of e-Infrastructure services. In a recent interview with Ed Ammen, Primeur Magazine, Augusto Burgueño-Arjona, Head of e-Infrastructures Unit, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology - European Commission, gives detailed insight to the imminent call...

Join EUDAT spreading the word on its Sept & Oct Travel: stopping in Paris, Lisbon & Barcelona

22 September 2015, Paris. On the 22nd of September, Damien Lecarpentier, EUDAT Project Director, will coordinate the "Service orientation to data and high-performance computing infrastructures" stream at the "e-Infrastructures & RDA for Data intensive science" workshop in Paris. With a strong focus on service orientation, the workshop brings together leading e-Infrastructure initiatives to discuss computing and data management trends and challenges, and present available and planned services to address these trends and challenges. The workshop also seeks to identify collaboration opportunities in the emerging...

Dutch data delights with DANS

René van Horik is based in The Hague where he is the EUDAT project coordinator at the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) institute, which is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). René is coordinating the EUDAT training programme and in this article he introduces us to DANS and its mission. DANS – Data Archiving and Networked Services – promotes sustained access to digital research data , mainly for the humanities and social sciences research areas. In this regard, DANS encourages scientific researchers to archive and reuse data in a sustained form, for instance via the online...