International Projects

The project AARC deals with the interoperability of already existing technical solutions in the area of authentication and authorisation infrastructure (AAI) as well as with the development and operation of new components that can be used across AAIs. In addition to the technical aspects, AARC also deals with the harmonization and interoperability of policies and levels of assurance.

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05.2017 - 04.2019
European Commission
GEANT (Project Coordinator)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
further organisations

 

Under the umbrella of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a consortium of international representatives of the earth and space science community develops standards to connect researchers, publishers, and research data repositories. A key aspect is a wiedespread implementation of the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable). The aim of the project is to accelerate the acquisition of scientific knowledge and to improve the integrity, transparency, and reproducibility of data. In this context, DataCite is developing a subject-specific RepositoryFinder for scientific publications based on the re3data database.

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03.2018 - 09.2018
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
DataCite
AGU et al.

 

The SCC is involved in the EU projects EOSC-hub and DHDC, which develop and test cloud technologies for science in Europe.
Among other things, EOSC-hub wants to create easy access to high-quality digital services offered by pan-European partners in an open service catalogue.

Logo EOSC-hubIn the Deep Hybrid Data Cloud (DHDC) project, ten partners from the successfully completed INDIGO DataCloud project have joined forces. Fifteen full-time employees will spend 30 months on cloud-based solutions that support complex, compute-intensive applications. The project budget is three million euros.

The SCC is involved in various tasks and work packages. A central task will be the management of the work package "Federation and collaborative services". The focus of this package is on the integration of federal IT services such as authentication services, service catalog services, monitoring and accounting tools and IT service management tools.
Project website: https://www.eosc-hub.eu/ 

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01.2018 - 12.2020
European Commission
100 partners from 53 countries 

 

EUDAT - the collaborative Pan-European infrastructure providing research data services, training and consultancy
SCC is one of the major partners in the European H2020 project EUDAT. EUDAT’s objective is to build a Collaborative Data Infrastructure (CDI) as a pan-European solution to the challenge of data proliferation in Europe’s research communities. EUDAT will allow researchers to share their data within and between the communities. The expectation is that the services offered through the CDI will foster innovative, multidisciplinary research. EUDAT aims at providing a data management solution that will be affordable, trustworthy, robust, persistent and easy to use.

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03.2015 - 02.2018
European Commission
CSC - IT Center for Science, Finlnd (Project Coordinator)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
further organisations

 

FAIRSFAIR - Fostering Fair Data Practices in Europe - aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle. Emphasis is on fostering FAIR data culture and the uptake of good practices in making data FAIR. FAIRsFAIR will play a key role in the development of global standards for FAIR certification of repositories and the data within them contributing to those policies and practices that will turn the EOSC programme into a functioning infrastructure.

In the end, FAIRsFAIR will provide a platform for using and implementing the FAIR principles in the day to day work of European research data providers and repositories. FAIRsFAIR will also deliver essential FAIR dimensions of the Rules of Participation (RoP) and regulatory compliance for participation in the EOSC. The EOSC governance structure will use these FAIR aligned RoPs to establish whether components of the infrastructure function in a FAIR manner.

 

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03.2019 - 02.2022
Horizon 2020 (Linked Third Pary)
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland
Digital Curation Center (DCC)
TrustIT Services
Science And Technology Falilities Council, UKRI (STFC)
European University Association (EUA)
Centre Informatique National de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CINES)
Committee on Data (CODATA)
DataCite
Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTL)
e-Science Data Factory
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Inria
Research Data Alliance (RDA)
SPARC Europe
SURF
UK Data Archive
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Universität Bremen
University of  Helsinki
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (uc3m)
Universidade do Minho
Contact at KIT: Robert Ulrich

 

The European cooperation project INDIGO („INtegrating Distributed data Infrastructures for Global explOitation”) is developing an open-source data and computing platform that meets the requirements of various scientific communities. The INDIGO-DataCloud should be usable for different hardware as well as for private, public, and hybrid e-infrastructures.
By closing existing gaps in PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service), the developers of INDIGO-Datacloud help resource providers, e-infrastructure providers, and scientists to master current challenges in cloud computing, storage, and networking. This is particularly important for future developments of WLCG and FedCloud.

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04.2015 - 09.2017
European Commission
National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy (Project Coordinator)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
further organisations (see final report)