Archiving and preservation for research environments

The Early Adopters Programme

What is the Early Adopter Programme?

The Early Adopter Programme was open to organisations with an interest in closely following the ARCHIVER PCP, from either a policy or demand perspective. It allowed selected organisations to help shape the R&D carried out in the project, test the solutions developed, giving a potential route to purchasing pilot-scale services.

The Early Adopters engaged so far

During the Open Market Consultation and the Tender preparation period, the following public sector and not-for-profit organisations formally expressed interest in the Early Adopters programme: 

ALBA, the Synchrotron Light facility in Barcelona (ES)
Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) (AU)
Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) (AU)
CRG (Centre for Genomic Regulation) (ES)
ECMWF, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (UK)
European Institute of Oncology (IT)
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (CH)
Jisc (National Research and Education Network in the United Kingdom)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Stockholm University Library (SE)
SURFsara (National Research and Education Network in the Netherlands)
SWITCH (The Swiss National Research Network)

Are you part of a public sector research organisation with needs for standards-based, cost-effective data archiving and preservation services?

Are high ingest rates, data volumes at scale and long-term support important to you?

If so, the solutions developed by the ARCHIVER project will be of interest for you.

Why should my organisation participate?

By becoming an Early Adopter your organisation will be able to:

  • Be consulted during the preparation of future ARCHIVER phases;
  • Access material produced by the project;
  • Propose your own use cases that you are willing to deploy, test resulting services and assess their support for OAIS, FAIR and Open Data as well their cost-effectiveness;
  • Benefit from training sessions covering the services developed during the ARCHIVER project;
  • Have a legal basis for procuring pilot-scale services directly from the service providers, and request the Buyers Group to obtain pricing for these services on your behalf under certain conditions.

These benefits are all optional and at your discretion. As an Early Adopter, you can pick and choose the benefits that work for you and tailor your degree of participation in the project

How can my organisation join the programme?

Organisations interested in joining ARCHIVER as Early Adopters need to express their interests by completing the form below.

What are my obligations as an Early Adopter of ARCHIVER?

If you become an Early Adopter, your only obligations are to:

  • Sign a declaration of confidentiality and non-conflict of interest, stating that your organisation will not submit a bid in response to the ARCHIVER Request for Tender;
  • Allow the ARCHIVER Buyers Group to list your organisation’s name in its Request for Tenders and subsequent Call-offs;
  • In case of engagement in testing activities, describe the use case(s) to potentially test using the ARCHIVER services and to provide structured feedback on the testing results to the ARCHIVER project;
  • Acknowledge the support of the European Commission and ARCHIVER project in any publications that result from the aforementioned testing activities performed with the developed services.


Information webinar - watch the recordings

A webinar, scheduled on Wednesday 04th September 2019 at 11.00 am CEST, provided more information about the ARCHIVER project aims, the R&D challenge being addressed, and the timescales; the benefits and obligations for participants in the  programme; the procedure and timescales for joining the programme.

   Watch the recording