European Data Infrastructure (EUDAT)

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15 May 2014 6338 reads
The European Data Infrastructure (EUDAT) was launched to target a pan-European solution to the challenge of data proliferation in Europe's scientific and research communities.
EUDAT’s mission is to design, develop, implement and offer “Common Data Services” as they have been introduced in the “Riding the Wave report ” to all interested researchers and research communities. These common data services obviously must be relevant to several communities, be available at European level and they need to be characterised by a high degree of openness: (1) Open Access should be the default principle; (2) Independent of specific technologies since these will change frequently and (3) Flexible to allow new communities to be integrated which is not a trivial requirement given the heterogeneity and fragmentation of the data landscape.