07 December 2020 - 14:00


Following the closure of the ARCHIVER Tender, on the 8th of June 2020 five bids had been selected as a result of the ARCHIVER Pre-Commercial Procurement Request for Tenders for the provision of R&D for hybrid end-to-end archival and preservation services meeting the innovation challenges of the European Research communities, in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). During the following months, these five consortia have been working to provide a written detailed report including the architecture and technical design of the components of their solutions.

Currently, many research projects cannot manage their data, as the archiving and preservation services are inadequate and fall below expectations while data stewardship costs are frequently underestimated during the planning phase. Using the PCP instrument and building on results of recent projects, ARCHIVER’s goal is to fulfil these promises in a multi-disciplinary environment, leveraging best practices, standards and economies of scale.

The dynamic solutions that will be developed aim to close critical gaps between what is increasingly required by funding agencies, requested by data creators and eventual users, and what is currently commercially available.

Three of consortia will be selected to move to the second phase, the Prototype implementation phase, to build prototypes of their solutions including all components, and basic functionality, interoperability, and security tests will be performed by IT specialists from the buyers’ group.

On Monday 7 December 2020, the selected consortia for the ARCHIVER prototype phase will be announced during a Public Award Ceremony starting at 14.00 CET.

Due to the current health situation, the event will take place exclusively online.

The Kick-off marks the beginning of the Prototype implementation Phase and it is open to all interested stakeholders. Registration is open at this link.


Moderator: Marion Devouassoux (CERN)

14:00 -14:10: Welcome from Tony Wildish (EMBL-EBI)

14:10 - 14:20: Project overview / update - Joao Fernandes (CERN)

14:20 - 15:00: Expected outcomes of the Prototype Phase - Buyers Group representatives (CERN, DESY, EMBL-EBI, PIC)

15:00 - 15.10: Early Adopters Programme - Anna Manou (CERN)

15:10 - 15:20: Break

Award ceremony (by alphabetical order):

15:20 - 14:35: Video + Presentation from Contractor 1

15:35 - 15:50: Video + Presentation from Contractor 2

15:50 - 16:15: Video + Presentation from Contractor 3

16:15 - 16:30: Closing remarks & Mentimeter  - Anna  Manou and Marion Devouassoux (CERN)

For any further details about how PCP works, visit: archiver-project.eu/tender-preparation