EUDAT News bullettin – May 2014



First, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 3rd EUDAT Conference from 24-25 September 2014 at De Meervaart Conference Centre, Amsterdam, which focuses on bringing data infrastructures to Horizon 2020. This year’s conference is co-located with the fourth Research Data Appliance (RDA) Plenary and is aimed at data-infrastructure providers and the researchers who depend upon them. The conference is an essential event for anyone wishing to learn more about how data challenges can be turned into opportunities. Further information is available in the conference section of the EUDAT website.

In theme with our conference venue, we stay in The Netherlands for the EUDAT roving reporter’s Going Dutch with your data interview with Ton Smeele and Joyce Nijkamp, following their presentation on the Dutch collaborative project U2Connect at the EUDAT User Forum in Prague (23-24 April). Ton, a data-management specialist at Utrecht University, and Joyce, an enterprise architect at the University of Amsterdam, explained how U2Connect helps Dutch researchers manage and use their data more easily, thus making it simpler to collaborate and share data. Find out why they chose EUDAT services to support this pioneering project to create cross-disciplinary data infrastructure in the full interview, available on the EUDAT website.

Amsterdam is also the venue for the RDA Fourth Plenary meeting and RDA Europe is supporting European early career researchers and scientists working on data through a programme offering travel and subsistence expenses to attend the event. For all the application and evaluation criteria and further details visit the RDA website.

One of the key outcomes of the Research data and services workshop at the EGI Community Forum 2014 was the linkage between national ATT (Avoin tiede ja tutkimus – Finnish), European (EUDAT and OpenAire / ZENODO) and global (RDA) aspects in the field of research data. To find out more and download the workshop presentations, visit the RDA Europe website. You can find further comments and images on Twitter, under the hashtag #EGICF14.

B2SHARE: The what, why, and how – a simple solution for your research data B2SHARE, EUDAT’s data-sharing service, is a user-friendly, reliable and trustworthy way for researchers and communities to store and share small-scale research data arising out of diverse contexts. Through its simple web interface, B2SHARE offers a solution to a problem faced by many researchers: finding a simple, convenient and durable way of storing and sharing their data. You can find out more about how to use B2SHARE ( in the B2SHARE presentation available on Slideshare.

Forthcoming events
Interested in learning more about EUDAT data infrastructure services? We’ll be in Helsinki again in June for the Open Repositories Conference 2014, 9-13 June 2014, Helsinki, Finland where B2SHARE will be presented at IG4E: Interest Group Session 4E (Invenio). For further information, visit Open Repositories 2014 website.

Then off to the other side of the Atlantic for the iRods User Meeting 2014, 18-19 June 2014, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Further information is available on the iRods agenda (pdf link).

Back to Europe, Leipzig, Germany to be precise for ISC (International Supercomputing Conference) 2014, 22-26 June 2014. Visit ISC2014 website further information.


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