Brief description

ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments - aims at introducing significant improvements in the area of archiving and digital preservation services, supporting the IT requirements of European scientists and providing end-to-end archival and preservation services in the context of scientific research projects. It addresses the data management issues of a group of procuring organizations, called “the Buyers’ Group”, allowing each research group to retain total stewardship of their data whilst leveraging best practices, standards and economies of scale. It does so via a Pre-Commercial Procurement process, where (public and private) contractors, grouped in consortia, are selected through an open tender process to perform R&D to develop data archiving and preservation cloud based services complementing the current on-premise services of the procuring organizations.

The PCP Tender. On 29 January 2020 the ARCHIVER project launched its Pre-Commercial Procurement Request for Tenders with the purpose to award several Framework Agreements and work orders for the provision of R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services that meet the innovation challenges of European Research communities, in the context of the European Open Science Cloud. The tender was closed on 28 April 2020 and 15 R&D bids were submitted by consortia that included 43 companies and organisations, as a result to the target promotion and engagement campaign run in the period.
 
5 Top-level research and industrial consortia. The 5 best bids have been selected and have officially been announced during a Public Award Ceremony on the 8th of June. Arkivum, GMV, LIBNOVA, RHEA Group and T-Systems are the leaders of the five projects selected to design the components of its hybrid archival and preservation services.
 
ARCHIVER & EOSC. ARCHIVER innovative services will be ready to be commercialized and will become part of the catalogue of the European Open Science Cloud, by December 2021. These services, ensuring the long-term preservation of FAIR research data are among the five types foreseen on the EOSC Strategic Implementation Plan.

Goals

Duration:
Jan 2019 to Jan 2022 Ongoing
Type:
Cloud Strategies
Data Management
ICT Standards
Policy & Analysis
Research Data Infrastructures

Our role

 Trust-IT leads the communications and exploitation strategy for ARCHIVER, including the project branding and the implementation and maintenance of the project website where the tendering process is communicated and promoted across specific stakeholders in Europe.


Acknowledgements

ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824516