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Athena Research and Innovation Center (ARC)


The Athena Research and Innovation Centre in Information, Communication and KnowledgeTechnologies ( - ARC is a research and technology body, which wasfounded under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Development in 2001. 

Contact persons

Elli Papadopoulou
Thanasis Vergoulis

Role in the project

ARC contributes to specifying the needs of current services and devising strategies to fulfill them. ARC is involved in the interoperability frameworks of DMP platforms and SKGs, along with the OSTrails interoperability reference architecture (WP1). ARC provides support for aligning SKG platforms and takes the lead in aligning services and resources (WP2). Additionally, ARC co-leads the evaluation service of DMPs and actively contributes to improving the quality of SKGs for research assessment (WP3). Moreover, ARC supports the coordination of pilots, including the National Pilots for Greece and the Horizon Europe pilot (WP4). ARC engages in activities related to the creation of a training commons and an integrated competence centre around the project's pillars, as well as the development of mechanisms for tools, guidance, and best practices for data stewards, developers, and researchers (WP5). Lastly, ARC leads the activities for creating DMPs for OS Trails (WP6).