R & D project

Collaboration to clarify the cost of curation (4C project)

Helping organisations across Europe to invest more effectively in digital curation and preservation


This project was archived on 29 April 2015

  • 2 years

    Ended 31 Jan 2015

  • Budget:

    Under £50k

  • Expected outcome:


Curation and preservation
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Our project partners

Danish National Archives
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS – KNAW/NWO Netherlands)
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (Germany)
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
Digital Preservation Coalition
Institute for System and Computer Engineering (INESC-ID Portugal)
National Library of Estonia
Secure Business Austria
Royal Library – National Library of Denmark
University of Essex
University of Glasgow

Meet the project team

Project timeline

This project ran until winter 2015

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water….

It’s been nearly a year since the end of the project and we’ve not been idle. 4C outputs have been popping up all over the shop—we’re...

The 4C project ends, the collaboration continues

The EU-funded “4C – Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation” project draws to a close at the end of January and the project team...

'Excellent' rating for 4C Project at final review

The 4C Project received an 'EXCELLENT' rating, the highest achievement possible, at its final review which took place in Luxembourg on...

Collaboration to clarify the cost of curation (4C project) project starts.