About Us

“We champion the bold to achieve the extraordinary”

Archi was established in 2019 as a collaboration between Utrecht University and Surf. Our mission is to empower researchers and future researchers to create/discover the next big thing.

Our founders Wouter Brouwer and Bailey Tarren met with a desire to bridge the gap between field specific knowledge and data processing knowledge. Each with their own experience in the research realm, they grew frustrated by how difficult it was to coordinate knowledge, expertise and opportunities from outside their direct research networks. They experienced and witnessed how long it took to search for information, to get up to speed with data processes and protocols, and to set up research endeavors. It quickly became apparent that there was an incredible amount of information, data, protocols and expertise out there that was out of reach or not made available. What a waste!

To help researchers and future researchers break through to this information, they and their team built a tool designed to put all this information in one, easy-to-use space. With Archi, we’re hoping to break down the boundaries blocking you from data, methods, expertise and protocols for you, so you can focus on the most important part, pushing the boundaries of science.

FAIR data

FAIR Data is created to increase the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of digital assets. At this time, this is not how our current digital ecosystem is built up in the Research realm. According to Scientific Data, we have an urgent need for an improved infrastructure that can support the reuse of scholarly data.

Our platform embraces the FAIR Principles, by facilitating a way of working with data that respects the FAIR principles. Of course, with Archi you can work with sensitive data.

Your data doesn’t need to be open/free accessible to be FAIR. With Archi data is “as open as possible, as closed as necessary.”

In our platform you are in control, you decide how open your work will be. Archi is here to guide you during this process.

For more information about the FAIR Principles, take a look at the Go Fair Foundations website.