The Nordic partners in EUDAT (CSC-IT Center for Science, SNIC, and SIGMA) have proposed NeIC (Nordic e-infrastructure Collaboration) to fund a project, “B2Share Nordic”, to develop and customize the B2Share service for Nordic communities. B2Share is a service developed by EUDAT for researchers who want to long-term store and share research data. Some communities that have been identified as targets are INCF, CLARIN, EPOS, ICOS, BBMRI, EISCAT, CLSi, EATRIS, NRM (SE), NHM (NO).
This project will contribute to the e-infrastructure of Nordic research by developing a cross-boundary service for research dataset and associated metadata storage and sharing. The project engages with Nordic research communities to discuss their requirements for small research data storage, and co-designs B2share metadata extensions and a premium version that meet the specific needs of the communities.
The project will provide Nordic research communities with the foundations for a new storage service that will enable them to store and share research data with their colleagues, strengthen the weight of the Nordic players within research communities and EUDAT, and foster collaboration, at Nordic level, of national research groups and service providers. The B2Share service tackles the issue of loss of research data by building a service for long-term data storage with persistent identifiers.
Teemu Kemppainen (teemu.kemppainen (at) csc.fi)
Project wiki: https://confluence.csc.fi/display/B2ShareNordic/
B2Share service: http://b2share.eudat.eu