In this issue we introduce the EUDAT License Wizard and find out what researchers really think about open data before having a look back at some of the achievements over the course of the year. On behalf of the EUDAT team, we'd like to wish you the very best for the holiday season and we look forward to working with you in 2015.
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.
In this issue of the EUDAT news bulletin we bring you the latest updates about the EUDAT conference, which takes place at De Meervaart Conference Centre, Amsterdam from 24-25 September, as well as information about an exclusive EUDAT training session on 30 September, co-located with ISC Big Data 2014.
Welcome to the April edition of the EUDAT News Bulletin! These short email bulletins are sent monthly to keep you updated about the latest news and developments from EUDAT. It’s all about sharing research data …
Welcome to the March edition of the EUDAT News Bulletin! These short email bulletins are sent monthly to keep you updated about the latest news and developments from EUDAT. Spring is in the Air - A check-list for Communities
January brings with it lots of new activities from EUDAT including the open Call for Collaboration Projects offering free resources and expertise to pilot collaboration projects as part of its Collaborative Data Infrastructure. Research communities, projects and individual researchers are invited to make use of its data services and should apply before 26th February 2014. Part of the data services referred to in this call are B2SHARE a web-based service for storing and sharing small research data sets, and B2FIND a simple and user-friendly portal to find research data collections stored in EUDAT data centres and other repositories. B2FIND harvests metadata from diverse sources, maps it, and makes it publically available through its cross-disciplinary catalogue. These two services are now fully deployed. Have a look by yourself! More details on EUDAT's current and future service development and deployment are included in the service Roadmap.
As the calendar year comes to a close, EUDAT is embarking on its third year with an even stronger focus on communities, services (both existing and new), training and collaboration. As part of its continuous drive to extend its network on both the community and geographical levels, EUDAT welcomes three new Associated Partners on board: the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET), the Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology (DRIHM) and the Data Infrastructure for Chemical Safety (diXa).
Have you registered for the upcoming EUDAT Conference yet? This year it will be held in Rome on 28-30 October. The conference will provide a great opportunity for everyone who is working with digital data to engage with EUDAT members and other data experts. International e-infrastructure cooperation and collaboration benefits are high on the agenda, with keynotes by Richard Frackowiak (on the Human Brain flagship project), Ewan Birney (on Annotating the Human Genome), Maryline Lengert (on Helix-Nebula the Science Cloud), and a view from across the Atlantic from Bill Michener (on DataONE). Progress reports on a series of Research Data Alliance (RDA) activities and working groups will round up the event.
The last few weeks have been particularly exciting for EUDAT as we are now ramping up the first set of EUDAT services to be launched as part of the Collaborative Data Infrastructure. These services, which will be presented in detail at the next EUDAT conference, will position EUDAT in the e-Infrastructure landscape as the domain of registered and described data allowing research communities to better manage and preserve their data, and to make this data more visible (and available) to others...
EUDAT users refine data services at 2nd User Forum: The second EUDAT User Forum was held in London on 11-12 March 2013. The forum brought together more than 70 participants from all over Europe. These researchers represented 25 different scientific communities and research projects based in areas ranging from astronomy to bioscience, and from climate research to agricultural sciences...
ENES and EUDAT team up to improve climate data infrastructure: The European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES) represents about 50 institutions working on climate modelling research. Since 2001, ENES has been supporting exchanges and collaboration between Earth System modelling groups, for example, complex climate models have been developed collaboratively.
EUDAT to launch first data services: Since the start of the project EUDAT has been reviewing the approaches and requirements of a first subset of communities from linguistics (CLARIN), earth sciences (EPOS), climate sciences (ENES), environmental sciences (LIFEWATCH), and biological and medical sciences (VPH), regarding the deployment and use of a cross-disciplinary and persistent data e-Infrastructure.
EUDAT’s first training event: Education and Training are an important aspect of the EUDAT project. Our first training event took place on 25- 26 June in Amsterdam. Twenty-five researchers and data management practitioners met to hear from leading data infrastructure experts on subjects such as Policy/Rule-based Data Management, Handles and Persistent Identification, and Distributed Authentication and Authorization.
EUDAT 1st User Forum : Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) services crucial to the European research community were unveiled at the inaugural EUDAT User Forum, held in Barcelona from 7-8 March 2012. The first User Forum gathered more than 60 participants, including representatives from 18 research communities across Europe.