The ARCHIVER Open Market Consultation Roadmap

The ARCHIVER PCP project will select contractors through an open tender process in order to perform R&D to develop data archiving and preservation cloud based services in a multi-disciplinary research environment complementing the current on-premise services. The innovative resulting services being sponsored by the four buyer organisations (CERN, DESY, EMBL-EBI and PIC) will leverage standard processes and best practices, whilst ensuring the research groups retain total ownership of their data. The resulting services will become part of the catalogue of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative funded by the EU (

The Open Market Consultation

An Open Market Consultation (OMC) process will be organised before the publication of the Request for Tender in order to improve the mutual understanding of the R&D challenges across procurer organisations and industry. During this process, potential bidders will assess the innovation potential to address the Buyers Group use-cases. The results obtained on the OMC events will serve as a base of the Tender specifications to be published in October 2019.

ARCHIVER Open Market Consultation roadmap

The OMC process is intended to be evolutionary, comprising of several initiatives focusing on different user communities, and relevant stakeholders.

OMC events targeted to Companies (and open to end-users):

These events targeted to potential bidders and open to end-users, will be moderated by a partner of the ARCHIVER consortium (Addestino) using a planning poker technique consisting in a “best practice” workshop moderation technique, used for estimating value, complexity, required effort etc., based on expert-estimation and consensus.


In addition, an information webinar will be organised to companies. More details will be available soon on this webpage.

OMC events targeted to end-users: 

  • Information Webinar with national repository managers, ESFRI cluster projects and potential early adopters organisations in order to understand the benefit from adopting the resulting services for their communities. More details about the webinar will be available soon on this webpage.
  • ARCHIVER is partnering  with the Digital Preservation Coalition to engage with the community assessing its requirements, find potential bidding partners, disseminate project results and provide training opportunities for the resulting services.