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European Data Infrastructure

The EUDAT vision is to support a Collaborative Data Infrastructure which will allow researchers to share data within and between communities and enable them to carry out their research effectively. EUDAT aims to provide a solution that will be affordable, trustworthy, robust, persistent and easy to use. EUDATprovides a sustainable platform of technologies, tools and services driven by user needs. The project will produce the common low-level services that are required to provide the level of interoperation and trust of data that is necessary to support both widespread access to data, and the long-term preservation of data for use and re-use.

The first stage in the process is capturing use cases and "service cases" from the various research communities within the EUDAT consortium, extracting functional and non-functional requirements from those and establishing the criteria that will be used to evaluate the resulting services prior to deployment. The initial set of basic services comprises of:

  • Safe Replication
  • Data Staging
  • Simple Store
  • Metadata Service

The project also includes research activities, especially the assessment of scalability of the future Collaborative Data Infrastructures.


CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland
Project Coordinator

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
the contact person is Daniel Mallmann

The consortium comprises 25 European partners, including data centers and technology providers, along with research communities and funding agencies from 13 countries.

The project is funded by the European Union (EU) under grant agreement number RI-283304.

The grant period is October 2011 until March 2015.

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More detailed information about the project is available at the project's homepage.