The Digital Curation Centre, in collaboration with DataONE, have released the latest publication in their series of How-to Guides: How to Discover Requirements for Research Data Management Services
Co-authored by DCC’s Angus Whyte and DataONE’s Suzie Allard, the guide provides an overview of the RDM service development context, and details methods used to plan, elicit, analyze, document and prioritize service users’ requirements.
DataONE is pleased to welcome the Gulf of Alaska Data Portal at the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) to its growing network of data repositories. The Gulf of Alaska Data Portal archives ecological and environmental observations arising from monitoring and field research in the Gulf of Alaska and in particular Prince William Sound and lower Cook Inlet. Many data sets are time series spanning multiple decades that continue through the present.
DataONE further extends the provision of biodiversity informatics, systematics and ecology and evolutionary biology data with the recent addition of the University of Kansas’ Biodiversity Institute (KUBI) Member Node. The KUBI brings its focus on biodiversity education, research, documentation and service to support DataONE’s vision to enable “researchers, educators, and the public to better understand and conserve life on earth and the environment that sustains it”.
DataONE gains a new partner as the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) becomes a Member Node. The USA National Phenology Network serves science and society by promoting broad understanding of plant and animal phenology and its relationship with environmental change. The USA-NPN will deliver phenology data from its Nature’s Notebook program collected at 2,000 sites across the United States from 2009 through 2012, through the DataONE infrastructure.
DataONE is pleased to welcome the SEAD (Sustainable Environment, Actionable Data) Virtual Archive to the growing network of Member Nodes. The SEAD Virtual Archive (VA) is a thin virtualization layer on top of multiple university institutional repositories focusing on preservation of long-tail scientific data. SEAD provides lightweight data services specifically designed to support multi-disciplinary research and to meet the needs of small-team and single investigator projects.
The Winter 2013/2014 issue of DataONENews is now available. Features Include:
- A perspective from Bill Michener, project PI
- A message from the DUG Chairs
- CyberInfrastructure Update
- Focus on activities of the Preservation and Metadata Working Group
- Member Node description: SEAD Virtual Archive
- Information on our Software Tools Catalog
- Outreach Update
Scientists and research data: Continuing to build an understanding of your data needs
Led by our Usability and Assessment Working Group, DataONE is conducting an online survey to better understand how scientists work. Your responses will help us better understand how scientists create, preserve, manage, and share their data which will then allow DataONE to better serve their data management needs.