Data infrastructures for ScienceDRIVER SummitTowards a Confederation of Digital RepositoriesGttingen, 16th January 2008"The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission"
a new vision for ScienceGlobal challenges with high societal impactData deluge wet-labs versus virtual-labsImproved scientific process role of simulationCross-disciplinarity Virtual Research Communities
building Science through collaboration
global virtual research communityScientific DataGridNetwork
ICT for Science: e-InfrastructureLinking at the speed of the lightSharing computers, instruments and applicationsSharing and federating scientific dataConnecting the finest mindsSharing and federating the best scientific resourcesBuilding global virtual communities
e-Infrastructure - implementationnetworkmiddlewaredatavirtual labs
Framework Programme 7 (2007-13)e-Infrastructures(ICT for Science)572 M
e-Infrastructure - implementationnetworkmiddlewaredatavirtual labsSupport actionsDeployment of e-Infrastructure for scientific communitiesScientific Digital Reposit.e-Science grid Infrast.Scientific Data Infrast.GANT
importance of data for Science
implementation strategyCouncil DecisionCommunication Scientific Inf. /ERAESFRI WGe-IRG
sharing scientific dataImproved access to, and sharing of, research data:Promotes new research practices;Makes possible the testing of new or alternative hypotheses and methods of analysis;Enables new scientific insights by the exploration of topics not envisioned by the initial investigators;Permits the creation of new data sets by the combination of data from multiple sources. Facilitates the education of new researchers.
sharing scientific dataImproved access to, and sharing of, research data:Supports good management of public investment.Potentially creates strong innovation value chains.Enhances the value of global co-operations.Impacts outside science.
Policy requirements identified by e-IRG and ESFRI(availability, preservation/curation, quality, rights of use, interoperability)Conclusions of eSciDR study coming soon
qualities of repositoriessource: eSciDR study (adapted)
council conclusionsCouncil of European Union, 22/23 Nov 2007:ConsideringAccess to and dissemination of publications and data crucial for the European Research Area and innovationEffective long lasting preservation is fundamentalInvites the Member States / CommissionEnhance coordination between MS and large research organisation and funding bodies on access, preservation and dissemination policies and practicesExperiment OA to data and publication from EU projectsEncourages research into digital preservationWide deployment of scientific data infrastructures with cross border, cross institution and cross discipline value added for OA and preservation
working with scientific communitiesnetwork middleware datageneric e-Infrastructure user communities involvement
FP7: data repositoriesIMPACT NMDB DRIVER II METAFOREuroVO-AIDAGENESI-DRbio-informatics space physicsfederated digital repositories climatologyastronomygeosciences
data repositories projects - highlights IMPACT unifies data from 10 major databases related to protein families.NMDB establishes a digital repository for cosmic-ray data, and develops a real-time database from many neutron monitoring stations.METAFOR defines a Common Information Model (CIM) for climate data handling heterogeneous metadata stand.
data repositories projects - highlights EuroVO-AIDA unifies digital data collections of astronomy, integrating European data centres into a global Virtual Observatory.GENESI-DR provides access to earth science digital repository (data from space, airborne, in-situ sensors).DRIVER II federates scientific repositories based on open standards, supporting complex information objects, cross-discipline.
FP7: user communities/support actions*EUFORIA neuGRID D4Science ETSF e-NMRDORII PESIPARSE.insight magnetic fusion medical e-Supportenvironment - e-Infrastructurespectroscopydata analysis - biologyenvironmental science, seismologybiodiversitypermanent access records of science* Proposals under negotiation at this stage
data deluge?The animals boarding Noahs Ark two by two
painting by the American Edwards Hicks (1780-1849)
conclusionsModern Science makes increasing use of ICTs to change the way it is operating.Amount and importance of scientific data produced is growing exponentially.e-Infrastructure must support the management of data throughout the whole life cycle (including curation and long term preservation).Data is an infrastructure for Science; scientific data infrastructure is therefore a key perspective in building a European e-Infrastructure.Europe launched the basis for a consistent action (studies, policies, projects).
Promote an ICT-based environment, in which all researchers have an easy-to-use controlled access to unique or distributed scientific facilities, regardless of their type and location in the worldStrengthen collaboration between research centres and their researchers in virtual research communities, enabling worldwide sustainable partnerships in all e-Science fieldsInfrastructure layer more transparent and adequately serving cross-disciplinary needs