The growing amount of research data and the opportunities of the internet require new ways to access and share data. Data sets should not be left isolated on one researcher’s computer. Rather, they should be accessible and reusable by researchers across the world.
The European project EUDAT2020 has built an online platform where research data can be stored. The data on the platform is open. This makes it accessible and reusable for researchers (from academia and industry), citizen scientists, policy makers, and members of the public. The EUDAT2020 project targets community-specific data repository managers, encouraging them to join the data infrastructure to archive, replicate, process and catalogue data on behalf of their community.
EUDAT started in October 2012 as a three-year project, and has recently been extended to run for another three years.
LIBER leads a task on policy and planning for data access, contributes to the research on environments and requirements by libraries, and to the communications activities.
LIBER’s involvement in the project falls under our strategic Key Performance Area Scholarly Communication & Research Infrastructures and is closely connected to the KPA: Reshaping the Research Library.
LIBER Members involved in EUDAT
- University of Helsinki / The National Library of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
- Uppsala University Library, Uppsala, Sweden
- Lund University Libraries, Lund, Sweden
- Main Library, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
For further questions about EUDAT, please contact LIBER’s Communications Officer Friedel Grant.