The European Organization for Nuclear Research (Conseil européen pour la recherche nucléaire - CERN) is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and home of the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful accelerator providing research facilities for High Energy Physics researchers across the globe. CERN has acquired over decades a thorough experience in the design, development and operation of very large-scale storage infrastructures. This includes mass storage systems which are used for the storage, processing and long-term archiving of over two hundred Petabytes of scientific data using tape and disk.

Role in ESCAPE

CERN leads the design of solutions for building a global data infrastructure for ESFRI science communities. It also contributes to bringing key open source software supporting data management according to FAIR to the ESCAPE-EOSC catalogue. CERN also provides examples to science platforms providing open access to LHC data and software.