Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments (ARCHIVER)

The goal of Archiver is to provide research organizations and the European Science community with an OAIS-compliant data preservation solution, that is open, easy to-use, extendable, cost- and energy efficient.

The solution follows a full open-source and cloud agnostic approach, building on pre-existing and proven components for data preservation, data and workflow management. The core components include Archivematica, Onedata and Flowable, and have been selected based on functionality, integration, cloud adoption, maturity, size of user community and relations with EOSC. The modular approach is supported by a large set of APIs that will enable users to extend and integrate the components with other preferred services.

The service offer will include a wide range of Petabyte-scale storage options in compliance with standards like OAIS, PREMIS, METS and BagIT. The service will integrate new innovative functions for distributed data and workflow management, data processing, and provide a set of new visual tools for advanced data services including search and discovery, data representation and scientific analysis.

The core components will be provided as one integrated service offer that will be available to end-users, integrators and cloud providers for deployments ono local and public cloud infrastructures. T-Systems will operate the services as part of its Open Telecom Cloud portfolio, al leading European public cloud service based on OpenStack. GWDG will extend its portfolio with the service offer for its established academic and public community. Both will support other candidates that will adapt the solution and join the community.

Our role

  • Project management
  • Workflow development
  • Use case implementation

Project partners


Prof. Dr Philipp Wieder
Piotr Kasprzak
Triet Ho Anh Doan


01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021


Europeans Unions’ Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Programme