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The USA National Phenology Network joins DataONE as a Member Node

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.

SEAD Virtual Archive joins DataONE as a Member Node

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.

Winter issue of DataONENews now available

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DataONE Winter 2013 Newsletter

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
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Help us understand how scientists work with data

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.

Fall 2013 DataONE Newsletter

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DataONE Fall 2013 Newsletter

The Fall 2013 issue of DataONENews is now available. Features Include:

  • A perspective from Bill Michener, project PI
  • A message from the DUG Chairs and update following the in-person meeting
  • CyberInfrastructure Update
  • Focus on activities of the Public Participation in Scientific Research Working Group
  • Member Node description: Taiwan Forestry Research Institute
  • Practitioner References for Citizen Science
  • Outreach Update
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DataONE publication on ethics of data sharing

Members of the Community Education and Engagement (CEE) working group have just published an article on 'The Ethics of Data Sharing and Reuse in Biology'. "Sharing data is becoming increasingly important ... both for the integrity of science ... and for the development of synthetic data products that allow existing data to be applied to new problems. However, the degree to which researchers are willing to share data depends to a large extent on the responsible conduct of their colleagues who reuse that data. "

DataONE opens the 'Coffeehouse'

To keep the DataONE community up-to-date and informed on current events in the wider data sharing, management, preservation and open data arenas, we have launched a 'Coffeehouse'. The Coffeehouse is a blog aggregator site pulling in relevant information from across the web and links readers back to the original content. If you have a blog relevant to the DataONE community that you would like to share, please tell us more via this form.

President Obama signs Executive Order making open and machine readable data the new default

Under the terms of the Executive Order and a new Open Data Policy released today by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of Management and Budget, all newly generated government data will be required to be made available in open, machine-readable formats, greatly enhancing their accessibility and usefulness, while ensuring privacy and security.

See: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/09/landmark-steps-liberate-open-data

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