Welcome to the EUDAT monthly newsletter! These brief bulletins are designed to keep you updated on project activities - you can read all our latest news on the EUDAT website.

Exploring data infrastructures for Horizon2020 and beyond: book your place at the third EUDAT conference

Places are fast being booked up for the third EUDAT conference, taking place on 24-25 September in Amsterdam. Highlights of the conference programme, whose theme is Bringing data infrastructures to Horizon2020, include David Rosenthal of the LOCKSS programme at Stanford University discussing the implications of digital preservation and a workshop hosted by the European Ontology Network. Attendees will have the chance to find out about how the existing suite of EUDAT services can meet their requirements for data preservation and sharing, as well as learning about new services under development. We'll also be discussing how to meet sustainability challenges for data and related infrastructure with different research communities. Insight on the European Commission's plans for data infrastructures in Horizon2020 will be given by Carl-Christian Buhr, Member of the Cabinet of Ms Neelie Kroes, Vice-President for Digital Agenda, European Commission, Digital Agenda.

In a recent interview with International Science Grid This Week, Per Oster, Director of Research Infrastructures at the IT Center for Science (CSC) in Finland, the EUDAT project coordinator, highlights: "These events are vital for building a community and establishing trust with and between stakeholders. It's at these events that we can meet researchers and find out what their needs are. This is, of course, vital in enabling us to create services that really support researchers in the most efficient way possible."

Co-located with the RDA 4th Plenary, the EUDAT conference offers the ideal opportunity to show your work in data infrastructures to an active, interested audience of professionals in the field. The networking cocktail on the evening of 24 September will welcome participants from all the other RDA Plenary co-located events taking place in Amsterdam, offering an audience of over 350 data practitioners. Can you afford not to be present? Submit your poster proposal via the EUDAT website today.

Don't miss out - secure your place by registering on the EUDAT website now!

EUDAT data-infrastructure training at ISC Big Data 2014

On 30 September 2014, EUDAT is running a training course in the beautiful town of Heidelberg, co-located with ISC Big Data 2014. The course will introduce some of the fundamentals of data infrastructures, including best practices for data sharing, as well as the technologies, techniques and tools that can be used to make the most of your data and that of others. We will then cover EUDAT's services in greater detail, describing what they do, who they are for and how they can be used. Among other things, we will discuss persistent identifiers, metadata, moving data, data access and integration and what you need to know both to make your data reusable and to reuse other people's data. Attendance at ISC Big Data 2014 is not required in order to participate in this training session, but EUDAT has a limited number of reduced-rate passes available for anyone wishing to attend the conference. For further information, and to book your place, visit the EUDAT website.

An autumn of open data and supercomputing

EUDAT is also going to be present at some of the key events on the open data and high-performance computing calendar in autumn, so don't miss your chance to come and discuss EUDAT services with us. First up is the Digital Preservation Sustainability on the EU Policy Level workshop at the Digital Libraries 2014 conference in London on 8 September. Next, Kimmo Koski, Managing Director at EUDAT coordinator CSC- IT Center for Science Ltd, will present the project at Open Finland 2014 in Helsinki on 15 September. And finally, we'll be showcasing the project at SC14, the annual supercomputing conference, which this year takes place in New Orleans from 16-21 November. We look forward to seeing you there!