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Providing Provenance Trace in OPeNDAP Hyrax Served Science Data in a DataONE Member Node

James Michaelis
James Michaelis

James Michaelis is a PhD candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research focuses on the evaluation of interface usability for provenance querying systems, as well as corresponding development of methods for measuring interface usability. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Project Description: 

This project aims to enable and provide provenance tracing during the access of science data using the OPeNDAP Hyrax software stack. The provenance provided will express the various OPeNDAP Hyrax components that have been used to generate data products that will be used by scientists and researchers. In addition to providing provenance for the data access component, scientists and researchers will also have the ability to ping-back (using the W3C provenance working group recommendation) to the repository in order to provide attribution and citation of the data products and originating data sets used in publications and papers. The successful candidate will complete the development of software by the deadline, tested the software with DataONE sites using OPeNDAP Hyrax for data access to ensure the robustness of the resulting work, and document the work that they have completed by writing implementation documentation and blogs related to their experience in the project. The candidate will also assist with any related publications.

Primary Mentor: 
Patrick West
Secondary Mentor: 
Deborah McGuinness