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EUDAT 2020

Building a Collaborative Data Infrastructure

EUDAT2020 is a European project funded in the H2020 framework programme, starting in March 2015 with a duration of 3 years and a budget of 20 M€. It builds on the foundations laid by the first EUDAT project, covering both access and deposit, from informal data sharing to long-term archiving, and addressing identification, discoverability and computability of both long-tail and big data.

EUDAT2020 brings together a unique consortium of e-infrastructure providers, research infrastructure operators, and researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines, working together to address the new data challenge. Many research communities face a “rising tide of data”. They are aware that they will require new approaches to data management and that data preservation, access and sharing should be supported in a much better way than today.

EUDAT2020’s vision is to enable European researchers and practitioners from any research discipline to preserve, find, access, and process data in a trusted environment, as part of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) build as a network of collaborating, cooperating centres. The CDI combines the richness of numerous community-specific data repositories with the permanence and persistence of some of Europe’s largest scientific data centres.

One of the main ambitions of EUDAT2020 is to bridge the gap between research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures through an active engagement strategy, using the communities that are in the consortium as EUDAT beacons and integrating others through new partnerships.

JSC is one of the scientific data centres building the backbone of the CDI. For data processing, JSC focusses on the integration of EUDAT data services in its supercomputing infrastructure and the cooperation between EUDAT2020 and PRACE. JSC offers data services for long-tail data, archival storage for data repositories of research infrastructures, and support for research communities.


CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland
Project Coordinator

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
the contact person is Daniel Mallmann

The consortium comprises 26 European partners, including data centers and technology providers, along with research communities and funding agencies from 13 countries.

EUDAT receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme - DG CONNECT e-Infrastructures. Contract No. 654065.

The grant period is March 2015 until February 2018.

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EUDAT2020 receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme - DG CONNECT e-Infrastructures. Contract No. 654065

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