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ELIXIR: providing a sustainable infrastructure for life science data for all life science projects at European scale

ELIXIR, the European infrastructure for life science data, has worked to bring Europe’s national centers and core bioinformatics resources into a single, coordinated infrastructure. The ELIXIR Node in Finland is hosted at CSC - IT Center for Science.

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Finland launches its national Forum for the European Open Science Cloud

Finland's Ministry for Education and Culture, Academy of Finland, the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and CSC on Monday 25 January 2021 launched the country's forum for the European Open Science Cloud: the EOSC Finnish Forum (EOSC-FF).

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The EISCAT 3D radar system to revolutionize atmospheric research

The new EISCAT 3D radar system will provide three-dimensional images of northern lights. The project is coordinated by the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory of the University of Oulu. CSC is actively involved in the project.

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High-Performance Digitisation - giving a boost to the description of digital data

In the High-Performance Digitisation project, CSC, the National Archives and the National Library of Finland are jointly tackling the challenge of artificial intelligence and data processing. The purpose of the project is to create a service for memory organizations facilitating the processing of data: absence or inadequacy of metadata and poor search functions make digital material more difficult to use.

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Open access materials data in NOMAD

The NOMAD Repository and Archive (Novel Materials Discovery) distributes data related to materials science, a discipline incorporating physics, chemistry and engineering in order to design and discover new materials. The repository and archive provide the data under a Creative Commons license in raw and processed formats.

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 2: From programming to data-driven programming

Data-driven programming can be defined as programming where program statements describe operations, transformations or queries over data instead of describing a sequence of steps to take.

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Onwards to data-driven world, part 1: Where are we heading to?

Data driven forces of digitalisation, automation, artificial intelligence, and autonomous agents are all driven by software. Software is both the starting point and the final destination. Everything needs to start from something that is controlled by software, or at least observed by it.

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The Language Bank of Finland serves digital humanities and social sciences

The Language Bank began as CSC’s science support branch for language research. The last few years have seen the Language Bank also actively seek to reach out to other digital humanities and social sciences.

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EUDAT – data services and international collaboration for research

Data is changing the ways research is conducted. The EUDAT – European Data Infrastructure – a research data infrastructure initiative co-funded by the European Commission, offers research communities and researchers a set of generic services on which they can rely to manage their data and build up their e-infrastructure capacity.

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Case KAVI: CSC supports the preservation of Finnish radio and television heritage

KAVI preserves films and film-related materials as well as television programs for our decendants. CSC maintains KAVI´s radio and television program archives and provides the live streaming services so that the films and programs can be watched and heard by our users today, as well as the future generations.

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