PEDCA Project – Pan-European Data Centre Academy

PEDCA was an 18 months (July 2013- December 2014) project funded by the European Commission under the FP7 programme with partners from the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Germany. It was designed to provide an EU wide, open research and development framework for the industry to improve trust of information and encourage industry innovation leading to wider-scale adoption of best practices

Six Joint Actions were established and implemented by PEDCA:

  • JA1: Technology Leadership Platform
  • JA2: Representation
  • JA3: Awareness
  • JA4: Skills Matrices
  • JA5: Training Curriculum
  • JA6: Standards, Best Practices and Certifications

The project was managed by a consortium of thirteen research organisations drawn from academia, private sector and regional government lead by the DCA and the University of East London. The project invited broad face-to-face and online industry participation and collaboration.

The project research consortium is illustrated below: