Projects and Networks


On 1 October 2011, the EUDAT project was launched to target a pan-European solution to the challenge of data proliferation in Europe’s scientific and research communities through the deployment of a Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) driven by research communities needs. Building the CDI will require active collaboration between all…


The EU co-funded TIMBUS project (2011 – 2014, addresses the challenge of business process preservation to ensure the long-term continued access to processes and services. TIMBUS builds on feasibility and cost-benefit analysis in order to analyse and recommend which aspects of a business process should be preserved and…


The SCAPE Project is researching the  planning and execution of computing-intensive digital preservation processes such as the large-scale ingestion or migration of large and complex data sets. For more information see


The ENSURE project is researching creating long term digital preservation solutions for organizations with financial constraints – for more details see


SCIence Data Infrastructure for Preservation – with focus on Earth Science For full information see the SCIDIP-ES web site here SCIDIP-ES in brief Upgrade CASPAR prototype components into scalable, robust e-infrastructure components to support digital preservation of all types of digital objects decentralised, heterogeneous, asynchronous, no single point of failure Persistent, simple re-implementable interfaces critical…


The transition from science to e-Science is happening: a data deluge emerges from publicly-funded research facilities; a massive investment of public funds into the potential answer to thegrand challenges of our times. This potential can only be realised by adding an interoperable data sharing, re-use and preservation layer…


We rely so much on digital information in our work, leisure and society, how could we survive if it were lost? What are the real threats? PARSE.Insight, an EU FP7 project, has created a roadmap, based on evidence from surveys and detailed case studies. The surveys attracted thousands of responses,…


CASPAR – Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval – is an Integrated Project co-financed by the European Union within the Sixth Framework Programme (Priority IST-2005-2.5.10, “Access to and preservation of cultural and scientific resources”).