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Big data e-infrastructures for eScience are emerging. Efforts are under way in standardisation and interoperability. 

  • RDA Research Data Alliance is a standardisation group.
  • EUDat is a large scale EC project providing some first implementations of an e-Infrastructures Big Data platform.


Forschende und ihre Daten Ergebnisse einer österreichweiten Befragung Report 2015

This report provides an overview of the Austria-wide survey for research data, which was carried out within the framework of the project e-Infrastructures Austria3 at the beginning of 2015. This survey was directed at the scientific and artistic-scientific personnel of all 21 public universities and three extramural research institutions in Austria. The participants were asked about the following topics: – Data types and formats – Data archiving, backup and loss – Ethical and legal aspects – Accessibility and subsequent use – Infrastructure and services This first inquiry conducted at a national level in this context facilitated the collection of methods for the practical handling of research data in Austria, and is therefore the basis: (1) for an on-going effort to optimize the infrastructure, (2) for an adaptation of the services provided, as well as (3) for a reorientation of the iden- tification method for resources in this strategic area, which correspond to the expressed needs of people in the research process.
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