We plan to provide tools to researchers to facilitate sharing of FAIR-compliant data and, thus, be automatically compliant with data management plans required by, e.g., EU in H2020 projects. Findability can be achieved by releasing DOIs for research data. We will extend the Materials Cloud Archive section to streamline the upload process of records without the need of a system administrator and to scale to thousands of entries.
This will be achieved either by:
- Extending the current capabilities or by porting the Materials Cloud Archive to a scalable digital library framework, such as the Invenio platform
- Investigate the use of other data handles beyond DOIs, like those provided by the handle.net registry, for individual data entries
To address the technical challenge, especially for what concerns the guarantees of long-term storage MaX will ﬁnd sustainable models to ensure that data with handles or DOIs assigned is guaranteed to be persisted for a large number of years (ideally 10 or more). This will happen by investigating the interaction with existing services like those provided by EUDAT,29 NFFA30 and by collaborating with the computer centres that can provide the technical infrastructure and, even more, can become providers of long-term storage services. We expect that this can also ensure high-availability of data thanks to the planned federation of resources between supercomputing centres (e.g. within the FENIX project).
Service under development