Following the closure of the ARCHIVER Tender, on the 8th of June 2020 five bids had been selected as a result of the ARCHIVER Pre-Commercial Procurement Request for Tenders for the provision of R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services meeting the innovation challenges of the European Research communities, in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). During the following months, these five consortia have been working to provide a written detailed report including the architecture and technical design of the components of their solutions.
Three of them will be selected to move to the second phase, the Prototype implementation phase, to build prototypes of their solutions including all components, and basic functionality, interoperability, and security tests will be performed by IT specialists from the buyers’ group.
On Monday 7 December 2020, the selected consortia for the ARCHIVER prototype phase will be announced during a Public Award Ceremony starting at 14.00 CET.
Due to the current health situation, the event will take place exclusively online.
The Kick-off marks the beginning of the Prototype implementation Phase and it is open to all interested stakeholders
For more information and registration visit https://archiver-project.eu/archiver-prototype-phase-kick-event
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Relevance for RDA Community
Digital Archiving and long-term data preservation are at the core of different RDA community discussions, with few groups dedicated to these and similar topics (Archives and Records Professionals for Research Data IG , Data Conservation IG, Repository Platforms for Research Data IG).
The “Research ready” commercial services for data archiving and preservation produced by ARCHIVER will be , co-designed, co-developed and co-tested by the research community partnering with industry expertise and different actors in the RDA Community can be interested in applying to become Early Adopters of the delivered solutions.