West-Life will provide a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for structural biologists across Europe with users ranging from PhD students to professors. The raw data will be acquired at experimental facilities, and then a series of processing steps will create new data files, leading to the final Protein Data Bank (PDB) file. Larger experimental facilities already have arrangements for storing data, and this is the only possible approach where the technique produces large amounts of data. Smaller facilities will benefit from being able to use EUDAT services.
In the Department of Physics of University of Helsinki, the masters level training of physicists have traditionally included extensive laboratory experiments, their documentation and reporting. This pilot is for including data publication and curation of the experiment results in the laboratory courses: storing the observations, together with relevant metadata into a repository, where the course assistants would have access. The students would then learn to publish and document their data as a normal part of scientific workflow. Naturally, it would be needed also to include methods to “cite” the data sets using a PID offered by the system.
PAIRQURS is the public data access component of the project LIFE+RESPIRA (www.liferespira.eu). A network of 50 portable air pollution sensor suites are carried by a team of volunteer cyclists during their daily commutes throughout the city of Pamplona, Spain. The sensor suites record at 5 Hz the levels of selected atmospheric pollutants (CO, NOx, airborne particles) as well as auxiliary data (T, HR) and GPS coordinates and transmit processed packets via GPRS messaging to a central database.
Creation of a central online location for data sharing for all Aalto University researchers. This will host both data and metadata: the name, description, ownership, source, and information on usage. Other dataset hosting sites exist, so our main target use case expanding EUDAT scope is intra-Aalto University interaction. Researchers with data analysis skills will be able to find data related to their work, as well as the domain experts responsible for that data. The solutions should be tightly integrated to existing computing resources and Big Data platforms available nationally.
The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) is the integrated solid Earth Sciences research infrastructure approved by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) and included in the ESFRI Roadmap in December 2008. EPOS is a long-term integration plan of national existing Research Infrastructures (RIs). The establishment of EPOS will foster worldwide interoperability in Earth Sciences and provide services to a broad community of users.
CLARIN is the Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure in Europe. Its main aim is to provide scholars in the humanities and social sciences with easy access to digital language data (in written, spoken, video or multimodal form) and to advanced tools for finding, exploring, using, annotating, analysing or combining such data, no matter where it is located.