5- eInfrastructure (including hardware, software and personnel) is a crucial component of any capital investment in science
This is one of thirteen recommendations for Data Stewardship as formulated by the Netherlands E-Science Centre.
The E-science centre writes
- Funding new scientific endeavour, without sufficient focus on the information-technology systems needed to underpin these investments, results in technology islands and should be considered malpractice.
What DTL recommends for the Data Stewardship plan
Answer the following questions:
- Who will be taking care of the required computing and networking infrastructure?
- What commonly available resources will be used?
- What infrastructure will need to be especially cratfted for the project?
- How is the collaboration e-Infrastructure? Who will be granted access to the data during the project? Is there a data access committee?
- How is the funding for data storage needs arranged for after the project ends?
Experience from DTL
- D1 access during project-> data access procedure (see e.g. http://www.nlgenome.nl/?page_id=9)
- D4 secure data access -> ssh/sftp server with public/private key authentication