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EUDAT sets up new company to sustain its activities and services

EUDAT Ltd was formally established and registered under Finnish law on 27 February 2018.

The purpose of the new company is to operate on a non-profit making basis as the voice of European organisations working together as part of the EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure in order to provide services related to scientific and research data storage and lifecycle management.

– The establishment of EUDAT Ltd is a first important milestone towards the consolidation of EUDAT services and network, which have been supported by two EC grants since 2011, under FP7 and H2020, says Damien Lecarpentier, Programme Director at CSC and Head of the EUDAT Secretariat.

Within the coming days, EUDAT Ltd will formally seek membership of the EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure Agreement (CDI) with a view to host its Secretariat functions (management, operations & technical coordination, user engagement & outreach) and represent the CDI network at European level.

EUDAT delivers comprehensive research data management solutions for European researchers and research infrastructures through its partner network, following a model of tailoring solutions in close collaboration with end-users.

The EUDAT CDI services cover data access, data storage, data discovery and metadata, persistent identification, data management, authentication & authorisation, service management infrastructure and Research Data Management (RDM) training & consultancy.

CSC is a key member of the EUDAT CDI and coordinated the two EUDAT projects consecutively.

Read more information about EUDAT at the EUDAT website and CSC's Collaboration website.

Contact: Programme Director at CSC and Head of the EUDAT Secretariat Damien Lecarpentier (email: damien.lecarpentier(at)csc.fi, tel. +358 50 381 9515)