Nov 4 – 6, 2014
APC, batiment Condorcet
Europe/Paris timezone

Scientific Program

Scientific Case for Preservation

Scientists spend a significant part of their time to design, collect and analyze data. While the lifetime of a project is often identified with the lifetime of its data, a clear and strong case have been presented in a majority of disciplines to preserve and re-use the scientific data, well after the initial project ends. In this session, concrete examples of scientific projects where data preservation is relevant will be discussed, in order to emphasize the need for a coherent long term perspective of scientific data preservation.

Methodology for Data Preservation

Methods, practices and projects for data preservation: community projects, work on data preservation standards, exchanges with libraries and information sciences, policies, legal aspects of data preservation.

Techologies for Data Preservation

Hardware providers, computing centers, industry actors etc. are providing various pieces and parts to preserve digital data long term; are these adapted for scientific data preservation? Do we understand the requirements and the limits of the present technology?

Scientific Data Preservation 2015

PREDON project will publish a facts-finding review gathering the contributions to the workshop as well as invited contribution relevant for the scientific data preservation. The participants to this session will discuss the structure and the content of the document.