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Strategy Consultation Survey

The EUDAT CDI Secretariat and the CDI Board are launching a consultation process towards EUDAT Council members and the EUDAT User Board to define EUDAT strategy post 2019, which will be implemented for the period 2020-2025. The consultation will run from June to September 2019, during which EUDAT stakeholders will have the opportunity to contribute to different strategic themes. The results will be compiled and presented at the 7th CDI Council meeting in October-November 2019.

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(respondents are required to at least specify the organisations they belong to and their email. This information is collected for analysis purposes but will remain confidential. Only one answer per organisation will be allowed) 

Part I: My organization & EUDAT

The goal of this section is to understand the role played by your organization (and the role it would like to play in the future) in EUDAT, and to gather information on the overall opinion & expectations of your organization about EUDAT and its latest developments.

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a) To offer my local customers / constituency solutions by deploying and running EUDAT services (required)
b) To be interoperable with other service providers and meet requirements from customers and / or funders for increased cross-national collaboration (required)
c) To leverage the expertise of the network of partners in data management (required)
d) To be able to join new collaboration opportunities by e.g. participating to European projects (H2020, etc.) (required)
e) by taking part in CDI governance & discussions, EUDAT CDI partners gain the chance to influence the evolution of the European infrastructure landscape, in particular the European Open Science Cloud (required)
If other, please clarify
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a) Overall Management (required)
b) Finance & Administration (required)
c) Operations coordination (required)
d) Technical coordination (required)
e) User support & engagement (required)
f) Marketing & outreach (required)

Part II : EUDAT in the e-Infrastructure landscape

This section is looking at the positioning of EUDAT within the e-Infrastructure landscape. A key objective of EUDAT has been to support the research data lifecycle, and in particular the transition of research data from private to shared to published data domains. EUDAT primarily focuses on the shared or registered data domain, and views it as a domain where digital objects are stored and managed in such a way that data carrying associated descriptive metadata is discoverable and can be referred to or retrieved using persistent identifiers. By focusing on building a rich domain of shared research data, EUDAT regards any and all European e-infrastructures as organisational end-users of EUDAT’s services, and seeks to become the natural home for well-described, well-managed data sets that are accessed and used by a wide variety of users and analysis programs using common service interfaces, as part of EOSC.

 

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a) Policy development (e.g. PIDs, metadata, data management) (required)
b) Platform development (e.g. EOSC service catalogue & platform, EOSC federating core services) (required)
c) Service development (e.g. data services for EOSC) (required)
d) Governance (e.g. legal, business and organisational models) (required)
e) Community engagement / user support (supporting access / integration to EOSC for research communities) (required)
f) Communications (promoting EOSC) (required)
For other activities, please describe and rate below
Activity rating (required)
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a) EGI (required)
b) GEANT (required)
c) OpenAIRE (required)
d) PRACE (required)
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a) EGI (required)
b) GEANT (required)
c) OpenAIRE (required)
d) PRACE (required)
Please explain your assessment above (required)
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Part III: Research Infrastructures & End users

This sections aims to clarify the role research infrastructures and end users should have in the development of EUDAT. EUDAT has, since its inception, been working on the principle that the research communities should be in the driving seat for selecting the main services, and that they should also directly participate in the design and development of these services. This was put into practice in the EUDAT and EUDAT2020 projects. The current CDI also welcomes research communities to join the collaboration in particular as thematic service providers, i.e. discipline-specific organisations mandated to support a well-defined scientific community or group of customers and users.

 

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a) Requirement specifications (required)
b) Co-development / design (required)
c) Service Testing (required)
d) Strategy setting (required)
e) Observer role (required)
For other, please describe and rate below
Role Rating (required)
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Rating (required)
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a) B2SAFE (required)
b) B2DROP (required)
c) B2SHARE (required)
d) B2ACCESS (required)
e) B2NOTE (required)

Part IV: Business model & sustainability

EUDAT’s data management services are delivered by the EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI), the connected infrastructure of its partner network of service providers. The EUDAT CDI is realised through ongoing collaboration between service providers and research communities working as part of a common framework for developing and operating an interoperable layer of data services. EUDAT ltd has been established in 2017 as a not-for-profit company set up with the main purpose of being the legal voice of the CDI and enter into agreements with entities that wish to either use or provide such services at a European level. Its short-term revenue aims are purely to cover its operating costs of hosting the CDI Secretariat and of providing the essential core services of the CDI network. Over the medium term, as the number of partners in the network grows revenue may exceed operating costs; any such surpluses will be fully invested in the improvement of EUDAT services.

 

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a) Raise the existing membership fees so that the existing services and operations can be continued (required)
b) Bringing new members onboard to generate a surplus of revenues to fund the existing services and operations (required)
c) Ask partners to increase their in-kind contribution to the development and operations of the services (required)
d) Narrow down the scope of the infrastructure by e.g. decommissioning some services (required)
Other (please specify)
Other activity rating (required)
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EUDAT Ltd

EUDAT Ltd was established in February 2018 as a non-for-profit company and can now enter into contracts with customers to offer services provided by EUDAT partners.

 

Evolution of the CDI network

Thank you for your valuable input!