Reliability, Resilience, and Performance
A solid and reliable IT infrastructure for interactive software applications ensures a quality user experience and ongoing performance. Even hundreds or thousands of people participating actively in an App on a regular basis should not slow things down. Spikes in user activity and downloads can occur when, e.g., media coverage is reporting about your project or when special events occur. With our scalable data services, the SPOTTERON platform can handle concurrent user activity dynamically, even on a massive scale. The SPOTTERON technology infrastructure builds the backbone for every Citizen Science And user Engagement App on the platform, enabling a hassle-free runtime for national or international projects. Additional security layers of the cloud providers protect against attacks and keep the data safe.
The SPOTTERON IT Technology Infrastructure ensures high performance in a privacy-respecting and optimized environment. Interchained technology services for project components, from the Project Website to interactive Applications, enable user interaction and the integration of project tools for scientific or community-engagement workflows.
Constant maintenance and monitoring
Like the publicly accessible Apps and Tools themselves, the IT infrastructure powering all applications on the platform is constantly maintained by our team. Our team stands ready in case of emergencies, or IT attacks to reduce risks and address emerging technical issues without delay. Monitoring and performance alert systems guarantee service availability and ensure everything runs as expected.
Focus on ethical service providers and privacy standards
Designing the IT infrastructure for Citizen Science and Public Engagement Apps is about making choices resulting in better user privacy protection, improved digital ethics, and a less surveillance-based digital landscape. On SPOTTERON, we make this choice a core of our system design, focusing on data ethics and high-level privacy standards for participants and project administrators.
Technology Infrastructure Features
Secure and unlimited storage of data, user contributions, and media objects for your project
Professional Webhosting with unlimited traffic/web-space for project websites and browser-based tools
Service for user notification and project messages with push functionality on smartphones
Search and Indexing
Servers for high-performance data indexing, data accessibility, and data outputs
With the SPOTTERON Technology Infrastructure optimized for user interaction, performance and reliability, we provide a quality IT environment for all kinds of Citizen Science and Public Participation projects no matter what scope - from regional to international participation in EU Horizon Europe or other large-scale science funding programs to global Citizen Science Apps.