A rapidly increasing number of fields in fundamental science are generating large datasets for their research, and questions around the availability of this data on the long term are becoming more and more critical.
Two important underlying aspects are the resilience and geographic availability of the data. Both now - and in the future- it is crucial that data is stored globally, safely and economically.
Emerging decentralized technologies, where data is fragmented and distributed across a globally diverse network of nodes, are appealing to address the aforementioned challenges. Indeed, they can, in principle, allow for a much higher redundancy and geographical spread of the data, allowing strong resilience and wide availability compared to traditional, centralized infrastructures
Find out more in this third-party report from Dr. Antonin Portelli from the University of Edinburgh.
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