The Dutch Approach to Research Data Infrastructure

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The Dutch Approach to Research Data Infrastructure
Peter Doorn (DANS), Marc Dupuis (SURF), Maurice Vanderfeesten (SURF)
ANDS Invitational Research Data Infrastructure Workshop, Prato, April 11-13, 2011

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  • 1. The Dutch Approach to Research Data Infrastructure Peter Doorn (DANS), Marc Dupuis (SURF), Maurice Vanderfeesten (SURF) ANDS Invitational Research Data Infrastructure Workshop, Prato, April 11-13, 2011 Data Archiving and Networked Services &
  • 2. Overview
    • The context: Dutch research data infrastructures and policies
    • The role of SURF and DANS: achievements
      • SURF
      • DANS
    • Future plans and requirements
  • 3. Dutch research data infrastructures and policies
    • Recent attempts to formulate a coherent government policy failed
    • Nevertheless, strong building blocks do exist:
      • National Roadmap for Large-scale Research Facilities
      • DANS (since 2005)
      • SURF (since 1986)
      • Big Grid (2008-2012)
      • Netherlands eScience Center (started 2011)
  • 4. National Roadmap
    • Connected to ESFRI Roadmap
    • First version: 2008
    • 25 facilities in five research domains
    • Six funded so far, others on the way (M€ 20 p.yr.)
    • Data (management, storage, quality, standards, linking, metadata) issues play an important role in the majority of the infrastructures
    • Update next summer/autumn (additional M€ 80)
  • 5. Big Grid
    • Collaboration between NCF , Nikhef and NBIC
    • Nation-wide grid-based e-Science research infrastructure to manage the distributed data explosion
      • Grid-enabled data storage and processing facilities
      • Human support for many scientific disciplines, ranging from particle physics and life sciences to social sciences and humanities
  • 6. Netherlands eScience Center
    • Initiative by SURF and NWO (Research Funding Organisation for Dutch HE)
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    • Link to eHumanities Group of KNAW (Dutch Academy of Arts & Sciences)
  • 7. SURF
    • Dutch organisation for ICT in higher education and research (age: 25 years!)
    • Membership organisation with over 60 members paying an annual fee
    • Latest strategic plan covers the years 2011-2014
    • Main pillars of SURF:
        • SURFfoundation ( general innovation department)
        • SURFnet (high capacity academic network provider)
        • SURFdiensten (services and licensing)
    • SURFfoundation’s three main programmes:
        • e-Research
        • e-Learning
        • e-Administration
  • 8. SURF e-Research data activities
    • SURF facilitates/supports/chairs/manages
    • Working group of repository managers
    • Research Data Forum
      • Guidelines for storing and preserving data
    • DiPPP (Data in Publicly Private Projects)
      • Explores implications of Open Access for research data and usage rights
    • CARDS project
      • Supports researchers in storing and managing data
  • 9. SURF and e-Research
    • e-Research programme has its own multi-year programme
    • Current SURFshare programme ends 31/12/11
    • Main fields of interest:
      • Enhanced publications
      • Collaboratories
      • Infrastructure and architecture
      • Data management
  • 10. Data Archiving and Networked Services
    • Mission: providing permanent access to research data
    • Founded in 2005 by the KNAW and NWO, but roots go back to 1964
    • Focus area: humanities and social sciences (sociology, political science, geography, history, archaeology, language and literature studies)
    • Discipline-independent activities and services: Data Seal of Approval, persistent identifiers, etc.
  • 11. Online archiving system
  • 12. NARCIS.nl: Research Information
  • 13. www.volkstellingen.nl
  • 14. Shipping logs in the Golden Century
  • 15. 5 Criteria 16 guidelines
    • The research data:
    • can be found on the Internet
    • are accessible (clear rights and licenses)
    • are in a usable format
    • are reliable
    • can be referred to (persistent identifier)
    06-04-11 Data Seal of Approval
  • 16. Connecting community & content Research information: researchers, institutes, projects Electronic publications Research data DANS connects
  • 17. Joint SURF-DANS activities
    • Persistent Identifier Infrastructure (URN - PERSID)
    • Knowledge Exchange
    • OpenAire
    • Research Data Forum
    • Several “Enhanced Publication” projects
    • Several studies & reports about aspects of data infrastructure
    • Legal issues & data licenses
    • CARDS (Controlled Access to Research Data Stored securely) project to find solutions for “orphaned data”
  • 18. Challenges and policy priorities for the future
    • SURF:
      • Support researchers with enhanced publications
      • Bring research data management (storage, preservation, access, sharing) in the centre of the focus
      • Help HEIs to make appropriate use of cloud solutions
      • Encourage further collaboration between HEIs in the national context
      • Collaborate with international (primarily European) partners, in particular the Knowledge Exchange consortium (NL, DE, DK, UK)
  • 19.
    • DANS:
      • Linking content and community: data, publications, research information (researchers, projects, institutes)
      • Expanding services to domains outside of SSH (eg. technical universities, healthcare research, biology)
      • Research into Data Life Cycle (creating, enriching, processing, storing, accessing)
      • International collaboration in European & World Wide Research Infrastructures
  • 20. Thank you for your attention! [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] www.dans.knaw.nl www.surf.nl