One of the Joint Research Activities, in which Hydralab focuses on enhancing the capabilities of experimental facilities, methods and instruments, is about data exchange and remote access to experimental research: RADE (Remote Access to Data and Experiments).
RADE will develop a robust set of information systems to improve access to our experiments and data through the innovative use of modern data management, curation and communication technologies.
Traditionally, the hydraulic research community is accustomed to exchange the results of their experiments through papers and conferences. The direct exchange of data is limited to partners co-operating in projects.
The objectives of RADE are to allow research partners access and input to laboratory experiments remotely, thereby saving on costs and the environmental impacts of long distance travel, and to make the results of our experiments more easily accessible for researchers beyond the HYDRALAB community, thus realizing synergy between different partners in Europe and world wide and creating a climate for further innovations.