Brief description

Started in January 2019, ARCHIVER is a unique initiative currently running in the EOSC framework that is competitively procuring R&D services for archiving and digital preservation for data generated in the petabyte range.

The importance of advanced long-term preservation to allow reproducibility of research results is emphasised by the EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and different reports of relevant bodies such as the Digital Preservation Coalition. ARCHIVER is providing a substantial contribution to this vision.

Through an open and competitive Pre-Commercial Procurement process ARCHIVER selected high-tech industry consortia to build archival and preservation services made available to European researcher communities through EOSC. Between December 2020 and August 2021 three consortia worked on innovative, prototype solutions for Long-term data preservation, in close collaboration with CERN, EMBL-EBI, DESY and PIC. Many Research institutes - such as the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), ARDC, the Stockholm University Library, JISC, SurfSara and others - already expressed their interest in the ARCHIVER solutions.

Jan 2019 to Jan 2022 Closed
Cloud, Edge, IoT, AI, Data

Our role

While leading the communication and outreach campaign of the ARCHIVER project, Trust-IT respond to the following needs:

  • Raise awareness about the ARCHIVER project.
  • Make sure that the tender was appropriately disseminated in all the EU member states and H2020 associated countries.
  • Engage Early Adopters, accessing the R&D results and testing the services deployed in the ARCHIVER project.
  • Disseminate the results of the pilot phase and stimulate the uptake of the solutions developed. 


Communication, dissemination, and engagement activities have focused on the launch and the promotion of the different phases and their results to various stakeholders across the EU Member States and Associated Countries:

Organization of 2 kick-off events announcing the consortia selected to proceed to the next stages of the project, with 160+ participants registered for the design phase kick off event and 150+ for the prototype phase kick off event.

Promotion of the Tender at key events:
Visibility towards some of the major Open Science conferences in Europe, such as the EOSC Hub 2021 event (the 320+ participants) , the Open Science Fair 2021 (370+), the CHEP conference (500+), IDCC2020 (230+), EOSC hub week 2020 (800+).

Promotion of the Early Adopters programme:
10+ early adopters enrolled in the programme by the Prototype and 5 different use cases presented online. Additional organisations expressed the interest of joining the programme by the Pilot Phase.

Promotion of the tender award and kick off of the Design Phase via a web marketing & social media campaigns:
300+ Twitter followers and 500+ LinkedIn Connections by January 2021.
140+ downloads of the Tender information package with 15 bids submitted.

Onboarding your target communities to ensure uptake of research solutions requires a structured approach, deep analytical skills and the design and implementation of communication and engagement plans made up of a mix of techniques and tools.

If you need to identify and build the perfect audience for your research activity and boost your community, contact us, we’ll be happy to help.

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ARCHIVER - Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824516