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Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research

Project description


Scientific Digital Repositories

DRIVER is a multi-phase effort whose vision and primary objective is to establish a cohesive, pan-European infrastructure of Digital Repositories, offering sophisticated functionality services to both researchers and the general public. The present proposal (`DRIVER Phase-II') aims to introduce key innovations compared to the original `DRIVER' project, while building on its results. The main novelties envisioned are: Establishment of a ``European Confederation of Digital Repositories'' as a strategic arm of DRIVER; Inclusion of Digital Repositories with non-textual or non-publication content, e.g. images, presentations, and possibly primary data; Construction of ``enhanced publications'', which combine interrelated information objects into a logical whole, e.g. publications coupled with relevant presentations and associated datasets; Provision of advanced functionality to address the requirements raised by the above innovations or to serve varied modes of scientists' research explorations. Additionally, DRIVER Phase-II moves from a test-bed to a production-quality infrastructure, expands the geographical coverage of Digital Repositories included in it, intensifies state-of-the-art and future-direction studies, and escalates dissemination, training, and community building activities. `DRIVER Phase-II' significantly broadens the horizons of the whole DRIVER endeavour regarding infrastructure operation, functionality innovation, and community relevance, and constitutes a major step on the way to the envisioned Knowledge Society.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2007-1
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
EU contribution
€ 522 272,00
Address
6 CHRISTOU LADA STR
10561 Athina
Greece

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Region
Αττική Aττική Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Hatzopoulos (Prof.)
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Total cost
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Participants (28)