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FAIR4FUSION Fair for Fusion - open access for fusion data in Europe

Opening the data up and making them more easily available on a pan-European basis is a key ingredient in exploiting the investments in the research infrastructures made so far. 

The overall objective of this work is to make European funded data more widely available to the fusion community, other science communities, funding bodies, and the public at large in order to maximise the impact of, the data and demonstrate the importance of the work done at relevant sites. 

We aim in this proposal to achieve all of the goals specified in this call by not only providing a reference architecture for such an open data platform, but to both demonstrate and elicit feedback from existing users within the fusion domain, to ensure they are both exposed to the benefits of such an open science approach and that we are able to obtain feedback to provide input into the design.  We will also demonstrate these tools to other communities involved in open data initiatives (such as EOSC partners) to gain insight based on their existing experience.  Tools will be created to support some underpinnings of FAIR and Open data based on policies obtained from existing which can be used both as stand-alone services and as building blocks in a future open data platform.  Where possible, we will make use of existing services and tools, adapting them where necessary to meet the needs of the fusion community.

open, embargoed, restricted or closed, including appropriate licensing), providing a means of discovering the data and understanding its scientific content, providing methods for accessing the data, ensuring data (and metadata) quality and consistency, enabling secure access when required, etc.  The key underpinnings of open data are excellent data management policies and adhering to FAIR principles.  A key input to this work will be the outcomes from the existing EUROfusion Open Data Working Group, some of whose members are also engaged in this project.


We aim in this proposal to achieve all of the goals specified in this call by not only providing a reference architecture for such an open data platform, but to both demonstrate and elicit feedback from existing users within the fusion domain, to ensure they are both exposed to the benefits of such an open science approach and that we are able to obtain feedback to provide input into the design.  We will also demonstrate these tools to other communities involved in open data initiatives (such as EOSC partners) to gain insight based on their existing experience.  Tools will be created to support some underpinnings of FAIR and Open data based on policies obtained from existing which can be used both as stand-alone services and as building blocks in a future open data platform.  Where possible, we will make use of existing services and tools, adapting them where necessary to meet the needs of the fusion community.  In the case of persistent identifiers, developing a service based supporting this is beyond the current scope, but we will investigate existing technologies, and this will feed into the final design and recommendations to be adopted in a future project for a fully open platform for fusion data.


While this call primarily deals with opening of experimental data, modelling data is also an important aspect to consider going into the future, as couplings between the model and experimental data represent an important source of new information.  To address this, the consortium will seek to understand how modelling data is managed at the partners and other sites and make recommendations on the best means of making this accessible, where required, so that it can also become accessible through a future platform.


We aim to provide tools, a demonstrator platform and a final architectural blue print supporting open fusion data which does not impact the current successful operations of fusion devices, ensuring that current data production and management processes can continue without intrusion.


To meet these high level objectives, we have identified the following specific topics which are addressed in this proposal:

● Maximise the benefit of open data

● List the necessary policies and restrictions for opening fusion data to these communities

● Define an architectural blueprint for a platform delivering open fusion data, in collaboration with external bodies

● Develop a suite of tools to support open access of fusion data

● Develop an open data demonstrator for use within the fusion community to promote the opportunities and ease of use of such a platform

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CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

[ CTH ]

Sweden

Pär Strand

Pär Strand

Professor in Electromagnetic Field theory at Chalmers University and Project Coordinator.

UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY

[ UKAEA ]

UK

Shaun de Witt

Shaun de Witt

Head of High Performance Data Analytics at UK Atomic Energy Authority / Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

[ NCSRD ]

GREECE

Andreas Ikonomopoulos

Andreas Ikonomopoulos

Research Director in the Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety.

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

[ CEA ]

France

Frédéric IMBEAUX

Frédéric IMBEAUX

Head of the Fusion Plasma Physics Department at the Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research.

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

[ PSNC ]

Poland

Norbert Meyer

Norbert Meyer

Head of the Supercomputing Division.

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

[ MPIPP ]

Germany

David Coster

David Coster

Senior Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plasmaphysics.

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

[ EPFL ]

Switzerland

Joan Decker

Joan Decker

IT group leader at the Swiss Plasma Center.

This project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 847612.

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Start 01/09/2019
60% 20/10/2020
End 31/08/2021
Budget allocation . M€ Budget allocation
Effort 220 p*m Effort
Effort 9 persons Full time equivalent

news

1st digital review meeting with the European ...

2020-10-05

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User Stories - Data provider

2020-08-03

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2020-07-27

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2020-07-13

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User Stories - Researcher obtaining profile data

2020-07-08

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User Stories - Researcher obtaining time traces

2020-07-01

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User Stories - Researcher finding suitable shots

2020-06-07

User Stories - Researcher finding suitable shotsIn Fair4Fusion, a team of scientists have collected a number of user stories from different ...

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User Stories - Member of the general public

2020-06-01

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How does Fair for Fusion contribute to Open S...

2020-05-03

Fair for Fusion featured in EUROfusion's winter edition of "Fusion in Europe".  Last year, in their spring edition o...

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Fair4Fusion presented at EOSC Symposium

2019-11-28

A poster of the Fair4Fusion project was presented at the EOSC symposium. Event: EOSC SymposiumDates: 26-28 Nov 2019Location: BudapestWe...

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Kickoff succesfully organised!

2019-09-11

The Fair4fusion kickoff meeting was successfully organized on 09-10 September 2019, in Gothenburg, Sweden with the participation of all part...

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events

2020-02-10

Project and Board meetings in Culham

In February, the project team met in Culham to discuss the project progress and interaction with other projects. 

 

2019-12-12

EUROfusion General Assembly

Fair4Fusion was invited to the EUROfusion General Assembly in december to present status and discuss the approach to FAIR principles and potential implementation in FP9. 

2019-12-05

Garching-Greifswald Theory Meeting

FAIR4Fusion project was presented at the IPP Theory meeting. 

2019-11-29

EUROfusion IT Group

Progress in the FAIR4fusion project was presented at the EUROFusion IT group meeting.

2019-11-26

EOSC Symposium

A poster of the Fair4Fusion project was presented at the symposium. 

Event: EOSC Symposium

Dates: 26-28 Nov 2019

Location: Budapest

Web site: https://www.eoscsecretariat.eu/eosc-symposium

2019-10-09

Kickoff sucesfully organised!

The Fair4fusion kickoff meeting was successfully organized on 09-10 October 2019, in Gothenburg, Sweden with the participation of all partners' organizations.

“Fair for Fusion - open access for fusion data in Europe” is a Horizon2020 project, funded by the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 847612. The project started the implementation of its activities on 01st of September 2019 and all tasks are expected to be completed within 2 years. The overall objective of the work is to make European funded data more widely available to the fusion community, other science communities, funding bodies, and the public at large in order to maximise the impact of, the data and demonstrate the importance of the work done at relevant sites.

During the meeting, the team presented the overall project objectives, re-introduced the work scope of the work packages and engaged in technical discussions. The next meeting is schedule to take place in UK, in January 2020. 

Fair4fusion consortium members who attended the kick-off meeting in Gothenburg (from left to right): Terpsithea Ketegeni, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB ; Marcin Plociennik , Instytut Chemi Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk; Dmitriy Yadykyn, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB; Nathan Cummings, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority; Shaun de Witt, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority; Pär Strand, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB, Frédéric Imbeaux, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives; Joan Decker, Ecole Polytecnhique Federale de Lausanne; Andreas Ikonomopoulos, National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS".

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contact us

 

For enquiries about Fair4fusion, kindly contact:

Pär Strand,  Professor in Electromagnetic Field theory at Chalmers University and Project Coordinator.

E-mail: par.strand@chalmers.se

Mob: +46 31 772 15 14

 

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