During a recent EUDAT Council meeting, Trust-IT Services has acceded as a member of the EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure (EUDAT CDI), providing EUDAT's membership with access to innovative marketing, communication, dissemination and research services.
Trust-IT has long been involved with the EUDAT initiative since its days as a funded project. Trust-IT has been a consistent partner of the initiative, eventually seeing through becoming a sustainable institution with the foundation of EUDAT Ltd. Trust-IT has been EUDAT's communication and dissemination partner since its inception.
Now, with its accession as an EUDAT CDI member, other members of the EUDAT CDI can take advantage of Trust-IT's long experience and wide network of relationships around international and European research and innovation arena.
Trust-IT itself is pleased to be part of the EUDAT network of service providers that empower European researchers in their work.
The EUDAT Collaborative Data Infrastructure (or CDI) consists of a network of nodes that provide a range of services for for upload and retrieval, identification and description, movement, replication and data integrity, plus some additional services that are needed to operate the infrastructure.
The nodes are essentially data centres (or computer centres) that have a data repository and that provide software services to manage the stored data – for example, storing data, searching for data, or adding metadata to the data. In an EUDAT context, these centres are known as service providers.
A data centre that (primarily) serves a specific research discipline (like DKRZ, the German Climate Computing Centre, which supports climate research) is known as a thematic service provider, while a centre that provides services for different research communities (such as the CSC-IT Center for Science in Finland, which supports research in a wide range of areas) is known as a generic service provider. Many of the largest scientific data centres within Europe are service providers within the context of EUDAT.