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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.

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Research Software at the Heart of Discovery - Principles of Academic Software Sustainability.pdf

This document sets out the need for increased attention to academic software sustainability and research software practice in general. The key recommendations are: -Utilise existing organisations and models to develop a coordinated effort in The Netherlands to promote good research software practice and software sustainability. - Develop software - and data - carpentry training for new PhDs. - Promote research software as a citeable scientific deliverable of equivalent value to publication. - Ensure recognition and career paths for software research engineers. - Develop academic models for sharing and disseminating research software.
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