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Technological and Organisational Aspects of Global Research Data Infrastructures Towards Year 2020

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Fotis Karagiannis ,

ATHENA Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies, Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou, 151 25 Maroussi, Greece, GR
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Dimitra Keramida,

ATHENA Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies, Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou, 151 25 Maroussi, Greece, GR
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Yannis Ioannidis,

ATHENA Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies, Artemidos 6 & Epidavrou, 151 25 Maroussi, Greece, GR
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Erwin Laure,

PDC Center for High Performance Computing, CSC School of Computer Science and Communication KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 14, Stockholm, Sweden, SE
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Dejan Vitlacil,

PDC Center for High Performance Computing, CSC School of Computer Science and Communication KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 14, Stockholm, Sweden, SE
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Faith Short

PDC Center for High Performance Computing, CSC School of Computer Science and Communication KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 14, Stockholm, Sweden, SE
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Abstract

A general-purpose Global Research Data Infrastructure (GRDI) for all sciences and research purposes is not conceivable for the next decade as there are too many discipline-specific modalities that currently prevail for such generalisation efforts to be effective. On the other hand, a more pragmatic approach is to start from what currently exists, identify best practices and key issues, and promote effective inter-domain collaboration among different components forming an ecosystem. This will promote interoperability, data exchange, data preservation, and distributed access (among others). This ecosystem of interoperable research data infrastructures will be composed of regional, disciplinary, and multidisciplinary components, such as libraries, archives, and data centres, offering data services for both primary datasets and publications. The ecosystem will support data-intensive science and research and stimulate the interaction among all its elements, thus promoting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary science. This special issue includes a set of independent papers from renowned experts on organisational and technological issues related to GRDIs. These documents feed into and compliment the GRDI2020 roadmap, which supports a Global Research Data Infrastructure ecosystem.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.2481/dsj.GRDI-001
How to Cite: Karagiannis, F. et al., (2013). Technological and Organisational Aspects of Global Research Data Infrastructures Towards Year 2020. Data Science Journal. 12, pp.GRDI1–GRDI5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2481/dsj.GRDI-001
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Published on 01 Jul 2013.
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