The DataPublication@ U.Porto pilot gathers experiments where Dendro, a prototype Research Data Management platform, is used as a gateway to EUDAT. Dendro provides an ontology-based environment for dataset description and publication for the long tail of research. It is built as a multi-disciplinary platform and its preliminary evaluation was carried out with a panel of research groups from the University of Porto. In the scope of the pilot, researchers from several domains within the University of Porto will be asked to follow the steps of a prescribed workflow and organize, describe and deposit datasets created in the scope of their projects.
Our data pilot will provide a mirror of experimental data from two magnetic confinement nuclear fusion devices (Tokamaks) at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE): the Joint European Torus (JET) and the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST). The research community will be plasma physics and fusion researchers, engineers and technologists from the 29 members of the EUROfusion consortium and around 100 associated organisations, including those delivering the next generation nuclear fusion device (ITER) in southern France, namely ITER-IO (France) and Fusion 4 Energy (Spain).
The SIMCODE-DS project deals with the need of high resolution simulations in view of the advent of what is known as the epoch of “Precision Cosmology”. The latter term indicates the huge quality leap in the accuracy of observational data expected for the next decade (mostly through large galaxy surveys as the European satellite mission Euclid) that will allow to test the cosmological model to percent precision. As a robust interpretation of such high-quality data will require a large number of cosmological simulations, the community will face in the next years a serious issue of big data storage and sharing.
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.
The efficient data archiving for nanoscience community is a key challenge, i.e. harvesting from open-access scientific Data Repositories (DR) that could support sample/material preparation protocols with absolute metrology, and adequate metadata for the characterization and scientific investigations. Existing standards, recommendations and evolving best practices of data management should be incorporated, as well as sensible reuse of existing e-infrastructures where applicable rather than building own e-infrastructure for nanoscience from scratch.
The EUDAT semantic annotation service aims to look at the technical options for providing a linked data service to EUDAT participants and stakeholders. The EUDAT semantic annotation service extends the integration of metadata to select data use cases from the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) community.
The Jülich Atmospheric Data Distribution Service (JADDS) aims at providing the regional air quality community world-wide with customized atmospheric boundary conditions of trace gas and aerosol concentrations from the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS).
The European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) operates three incoherent scatter radars, instruments probing the Earth’s ionosphere. Two are located in northern Fennoscandia and one on Svalbard. EISCAT are now developing the next generation radar, EISCAT_3D, consisting of antenna arrays in northern Norway, Sweden and Finland. The purpose of this data pilot is to use EUDAT services to establish a unified archival and data search system for the existing EISCAT incoherent scatter radars. The outcome will be used to explore whether and how EUDAT services can be customised for data archival and discovery for the future EISCAT_3D radar system.
For the benefit of cultural organisations the National Library of Scotland, working with Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) and with the support of the National Galleries of Scotland and the Digital Preservation Coalition will explore the potential of EUDAT cloud-like services to preserve European digital cultural heritage.
The National Library of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland are two of the largest custodians of physical and digital cultural heritage in Scotland covering art, literature, the written and spoken word, music, moving image, the web and digital archives. Each has strong digital expertise and we work together to improve the storage of digital culture to ensure that we preserve access to it.