Archiving and preservation for research environments


ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments - will introduce significant improvements in the area of archiving and digital preservation services, supporting the IT requirements of European scientists and providing end-to-end archival and preservation services, cost-effective for data generated in the petabyte range with high, sustained ingest rates, in the context of scientific research projects.

The project is managed by a consortium of procurer research organisations (CERN, DESY, EMBL-EBI and PIC) and experts (Addestino and Trust-IT) and receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

With a total procurement budget of 3.4 million euros, the project will use a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) approach to competitively procure R&D services from firms in three stages covering design, prototyping and pilot, over the next 3 years and a half (Jan 2019 - Jun 2022). To know more about the procurement process fro ARCHIVER, check the corresponding Prior Information Notice published in the OJEU.

The resulting services will become part of the catalogue of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative funded by the EU.