In this issue: find out about EUDAT's work on policy and sustainability, our roving reporter interviews Massimo Cocco about EUDAT's partnership with EPOS and we introduce B2DROP, a sync-and-exchange service for all.

Anyone can sync and exchange research data with EUDAT's latest service

B2DROP is a secure and trusted data-exchange service to keep your research data synchronized and up to date and to exchange with colleagues.

B2DROP offers you a simple and easy-to-use solution to store and exchange data with colleagues and team members, to synchronize multiple versions of data and to ensure automatic desktop synchronization of large files. Find out more and give B2DROP a go on the EUDAT website.

Sustainability - a word on everyone's lips

Sustainability - having the resources and the policy framework to deliver services and support users into the future - is at the heart of EUDAT's mission.

A plenary session on sustainability at EUDAT's Third Conference, held in Amsterdam on 24 and 25 September 2014, brought together experts from across Europe to debate what sustainability should encompass and how it can be achieved. Read the full report on the EUDAT website.

Data access and reuse: all you need to know

Research data policy: are we winning? To help find answers, EUDAT is holding a workshop with its data access and reuse policy working group in Rome on 11 and 12 November 2014. This workshop will inform a report which will incorporate results from EUDAT's survey on open data and contain insights into the path towards a common policy framework. Get a sneak preview of key topics on the EUDAT website.

Providing IT solutions to the solid Earth sciences community

EPOS and EUDAT join forces to provide researchers with basic e-science services.

This month, EUDAT speaks to Massimo Cocco, Director of Research at the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. Massimo is coordinating the preparatory phase of a European project named European Plate Observing System (EPOS). In this interview, Massimo tells us about EPOS and explains why its adoption of EUDAT's solutions is important. You can read the full interview on the EUDAT website.

An action-packed autumn for EUDAT

EUDAT will be at key events in the areas of data infrastructure and supercomputing over the next few months. First, we'll be speaking at the e-IRG Workshop in Rome on 10 and 11 November. Next, we'll be at SC14 in New Orleans from 16-21 November - pop by the PRACE booth (no. 2215) and BSC booth (no. 3427) for EUDAT information and goodies. Finally, in December we'll be taking part in the Research Data Alliance Global Data and Computing e-Infrastructure Challenges event, also in Rome.