EUDAT has as one of its main ambitions to bridge the gap between research infrastructures and e-Infrastructures through an active engagement strategy. Experience shows that actively involving user communities in all steps is a must for infrastructure projects, and increases the likelihood of broader uptake of developed services. EUDAT regularly expands its horizons and renews and adds to the list of communities it works with. EUDAT invests in finding new communities and discusses their ideas and needs for research data management and supports them to solve their problems.
One of the EUDAT data pilots involve the EISCAT community. The purpose of this data pilot is to use EUDAT services to establish a unified archival and data search system for the existing EISCAT incoherent scatter radars. The outcome will be used to explore whether and how EUDAT services can be customised for data archival and discovery for the future EISCAT_3D radar system.
The EUDAT EISCAT data pilot started in March 2016 and will continue until August 2017.
EUDAT receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654065.