Data Management


The European Commission encourages Open Science and FAIR data, since it is recognized that they improve and accelerate scientific research, increase the engagement of society and contribute significantly to economic growth.

Therefore, all H2020 European projects that produce, collect or process research data are recommended to start dealing with the issues related, as detailed in the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020. NFFA-Europe supports the principle of open data access as a fundamental part of its mission.

NFFA Datashare


NFFA-Europe implemented NFFA Datashare, a file share and collaboration platform hosted in a local server at CNR-IOM, under its custody. This instrument offers NFFA-Europe users a secure mean of data storage and retrieval, easy accessible from every device with NFFA credentials, and gives the possibility to access and process scientific data, collaborating in real time with other team members.
NFFA-Europe follows good practices to retain files of all the research data produced. The user has the ultimate control on his/her data and can access it or take it out at any time.



NFFA-Europe set up the first integrated Information and Data Repository Platform (IDRP) for the nanoscience community. The IDRP infrastructure is intended as an online data catalogue where users can access, share and publish long tail data, becoming a recommended part of the mainstream in nanoscience, also thanks to the integration of the emerging EUDAT service B2SHARE.

This repository aims at recording all relevant metadata for a given nanoscience project, including growth/nanofabrication protocols so that the reproducibility of preparations and experiments will enable to compare complementary data obtained with different methods on valid replica samples and controlled environment conditions. In the current test-phase the repository will provide an advanced service to store all data produced at NFFA facilities. The generic service stack provides enough flexibility to support various scientific communities and user types in a modular and extensible way.

For further information about our data policy click here.