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Spring 2013 Newsletter

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DataONE Spring 2013 Newsletter

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

  • Report from Bill Michener discussing the recent Whitehouse memo: Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research
  • Update on Version 1.1.0 of the DataONE Cyberinfrastructure
  • DUG 2013 Meeting information and agenda
  • Community Engagement and Education Working Group focus article
  • Outreach Update
  • ONER and ONEMercury highlights
  • ORNL DAAC Member Node profile
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Release of DataONE R Client

The DataONE team is happy to announce the release of the first version of the DataONE R Client, our package for accessing open data in DataONE from within the R environment for statistical computing. The DataONE R Client provides the ability to access open ecological, environmental, and earth science data from the DataONE network of repositories, and to save data from within R to DataONE repositories that support write access.

DMPTool Partners Awarded Funding for Enhancement

DataONE, the California Digital Library and partners were awarded a $590,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund further development of the popular Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool) in 2013. The bulk of the grant will go to the UC Curation Center (UC3) at the CDL to fund improvements to the DMPTool including expanded functionality, training modules, documentation and the creation of an open-source community to sustain the DMPTool in the future.

California Digital Library and Partners Launch DataUp

October 2nd 2012 - The University of California’s Digital Library (CDL) and its partners today launched DataUp, a free data management tool.

Researchers struggling to meet new data management requirements from funders, journals and their own institutions can now use the DataUp web application and a Microsoft Excel add-in to document and archive their tabular data.

“DataUp will change the way scientists do their work, making it easy for them to manage and preserve their spreadsheet data for future use,” said Bill Michener, principal investigator for the DataONE project.

DataONENews Available Now

The first issue of the newly designed DataONENews is now available online. Featuring a report from project director Bill Michener, project updates, Working Group focus, DataONE Users Group report and Member Node description the new style newsletter is designed to bring you more timely and comprehensive information about the project. The above will all be regular features and we will gladly receive feedback on other ideas you would like us to consider.

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