Archiving and preservation for research environments

Sustainable Preservation of Scientific Data: ARCHIVER workshop at the EOSC Symposium 2022

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The EOSC Symposium is the main EOSC annual event and takes place this year in Prague, Czech Republic, from 14th-17th November 2022 as part of the calendar of events of the Czech presidency of the Council of the EU. This coincides with the Second EOSC Tripartite Event on the 15th of November 2022. Over 500 stakeholders from ministries, policy makers, research organisations, service providers, research infrastructures and research communities across Europe and beyond are expected to attend the Symposium to reflect on the EOSC key achievements and strategic challenges, and to identify priorities and concrete actions at the European, national, and institutional level to speed up EOSC implementation.

On Monday 14th November 2022 ARCHIVER will organise a workshop in the framework of the EOSC Symposium, starting at 15.00 CET. The session will see the ARCHIVER participants discuss and share the experience and lessons learned during the project, its outcomes and benefits for research organisations both large and small.

Relevance for EOSC

The panel will discuss the following topics:  

  • What were the main challenges ARCHIVER wanted to address and how were they overcome? Were they organisational, technological, economic or a mix of these? 
  • What are the three most important features of each of the ARCHIVER resulting solutions?  
  • Research data lives for longer than any vendor, system or technology. How do the ARCHIVER resulting LTDP services prevent vendor lock-in and encourage portability and interoperability, yet at the same time make it attractive for commercial services to participate? Are these in conflict? 
  • How can LTDP services support research data producers in aspects such as to preserve and re-run complete software environments, beyond the original software applications, ranging from the large scale through to the long tail, in the context of the EOSC?

Workshop agenda


Monday 14 November 2022

15:00 - 16:30

  • Brief overview of the project activities and objectives (10 mins)

  • Discussion & reflections between panel members addressing the questions listed above.

  • Q&A from the audience 

Follow the event on the EOSC Symposium website