Director at CSC, the Finnish IT Center for Science
Damien Lecarpentier is a Director at CSC, the Finnish IT Center for Science, and currently manages the EUDAT initiative (www.eudat.eu) which aims to build a pan-European sustainable, cross-disciplinary and cross-national data infrastructure providing a set of shared services to access and preserve research data. Damien has an MA in Political Science and a PhD in Social Sciences from the Advanced School of Social Sciences in Paris. He joined CSC in 2009 as coordinator for international activities and was involved as work package and task leader in several FP7-funded projects in the areas of grids (EGI_DS), HPC (DEISA2, PRACE, EESI) and e-Infrastructure policy (e-IRGSP2, e-Infranet).
EUDAT is a pan-European data initiative that started in October 2011 and which brings together a unique consortium of 26 partners, including research communities, national data and HPC centres, technology providers, and funding agencies from 13 countries. EUDAT aims to build a sustainable cross-disciplinary and cross-national data infrastructure providing a set of shared services to access and preserve research data.
EUDAT & RDA
EUDAT has been a fervent supporter of RDA since its inception and has been playing an active role in shaping up RDA Europe. EUDAT sees itself as both a driver of RDA (through the contributions of its members in the various working groups and executive bodies) and as a follower (willing to adopt and implement RDA recommendations whenever relevant.).