- The Solutions
They say data is king. But the EU-funded ARCHIVER project says, ‘actually, it’s complicated’. “Data is king when digital preservation can ensure continued access to the research for as long as necessary while maintaining its intellectual control,” says João Fernandes, project leader at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) and ARCHIVER project coordinator. “Unfortunately, due to a lack of cost planning and to solutions falling short, most research projects struggle to properly preserve their data for the long run.” To put data back on its throne, the ARCHIVER project designed, prototyped and piloted innovative solutions for the long-term digital preservation (LTDP) of scientific data sets.
CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) of the European Commission, has just published a Results in brief article about ARCHIVER, "nothing short of a game changer in how to approach long-term research data management", distributed in six languages.