WP8 - JRA3 – Research on e-infrastructure for data and information management
D8.2 - Design of the finalized repository architecture
31 Aug 2016
This deliverable presents the finalized architecture of the NFFA Information and Data Repository platform (IDRP). The goal of the IDRP is to allow the user to cover the full research data lifecycle. Therefore, the IDRP has to provide, on one hand, generic data services that allow to manage data and metadata, as well as to search, retrieve, share and publish measurements. On the other hand, the IDRP must provide access to specific European wide distributed data archives that hold the actual data and must support various scientific sub-domains using numerous data and metadata formats. This document presents the overall architecture consisting of multiple components accessible via a well-defined interface. It also presents several standard use cases covered by the architecture, the components involved and the expected side effects for the IDRP, for a facility and a data archive holding data assets. During the design phase of the architecture it was always ensured that its influence on external infrastructures and workflows, e.g. on facilities or data archives, was as low as possible. This will lower the barriers for integrating existing infrastructures, at least on a generic level, and will offer the potential to expand in future.