ARCHIVER is a unique initiative in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) that over a three year pre-commercial procurement process developed innovative services for Long Term Digital Preservation of scientific datasets. R&D was performed competitively by commercial suppliers, over 3 phases, selecting pilot services led by Arkivum and LIBNOVA, for scientific data archiving and preservation. The R&D was driven by a diverse range of stakeholders including CERN, operating the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, DESY (the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, in Germany), EMBL-EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute, in Cambridge), and PIC (Port d’Informació Científica, near Barcelona), contributing high-value datasets associated to the EOSC
The work accomplished in ARCHIVER is a game-changer for the approach taken to long-term research data management both from a mindset and technological perspective, i.e. what data do researchers retain, how to keep intellectual control of it and what data stewards must do to ensure long-term value can be realised from it. The ARCHIVER selected companies are promoting solutions that are environmentally sustainable, providing the means to analyse and reduce the carbon footprint as an aid towards carbon neutrality.
The ARCHIVER effort resulted in services that are immediately usable by the public research sector in Europe. On Monday 13th of June, the Pilot End-Phase Event guides ARCHIVER stakeholders at large throught the services developed and their exploitation potential by the research community in EOSC.
The event is open to policy makers, repository managers, researchers and Early Adopters willing to know more about the ARCHIVER model and the technical solutions implemented.