Long-term open data archives and preservation services are required to enable a sustainable EOSC and the sustainable access to data.
The possibility to reproduce, replicate and re-use scientific results depends on the long-term findability and accessibility of the underlying data. The EOSC Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) underlines the importance of long-term data preservation, but an explicit strategy has not been formulated.
The Long-Term Data Preservation Task Force will provide recommendations on the vision and sustainable implementation of long-term data preservation policies and practices, as well as suggestions to later strategy execution. It will address the roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders, the financial aspects of long-term preservation and the necessary service infrastructure.