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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The Dutch Approach to Research Data Infrastructure

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