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DataONE welcomes IEDA to the Network

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

IEDA (Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance) is a community-based data facility supporting research in the earth, ocean and polar sciences. IEDA represents an alliance of NSF-funded data repositories for research data in geochemistry/petrology (EarthChem Library, ECL), marine geoscience (Marine-Geo Digital Library, MGDL) and from Antarctica (US Antarctic Program Data Center, USAP-DC). IEDA’s repositories support the preservation, discovery, retrieval, and analysis of a wide range of observational and analytical field and lab data types, thus enabling these data to be discovered and reused by a diverse community now and in the future. The IEDA repositories expose their data in DataONE by harvesting schema.org metadata located on their data set landing pages. This new lightweight approach is a fast and easy way for repositories to join DataONE while also enabling other aggregators to access their collection metadata. It offers tremendous potential for additional repositories to easily benefit from participation in DataONE while also promoting open programmatic access to data resources through schema.org.

The Marine-Geo Digital Library (MGDL) hosts primarily marine geoscience data from the seafloor and sub-seafloor acquired with ships, towed platforms, and submersibles and includes both derived data products and supporting field data. The EarthChem Library (ECL) archives, publishes, and makes accessible data and other digital content (analytical and experimental data, data synthesis, models, technical reports, etc.) from geochemical, geochronological, petrological, mineralogical, and other related research. USAP-DC provides central catalog services for projects funded by the US Antarctic Program and hosts a diverse collection of data from across the spectrum of NSF funded research programs in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. USAP-DC is the complement to the NSF Arctic Data Center, which is also a member of DataONE.

With the contributions from IEDA, DataONE now exposes over 1.17 million data objects across the network. By joining DataONE, IEDA reinforces its endeavor to pursue collaborations to promote research data sets as legitimate, internationally-recognized citable contributions to the scientific record. Becoming a part of the DataONE federated network will enhance the capacity of IEDA’s repositories to allow scientists from a wide range of fields to easily search for and explore relationships among many different kinds of data.

DataONE is pleased to welcome IEDA as a partner and share their collections with the DataONE community.

About DataONE: DataONE enables universal access to data and also facilitates researchers in fulfilling their need for data management and in providing secure and permanent access to their data. DataONE offers the scientific community a suite of tools and training materials that cover all aspects of the data life cycle from data collection, to management, analysis and publication.

About IEDA: IEDA represents a partnership of data systems that includes the data repositories EarthChem Library, Marine-Geo Digital Library, US Antarctic Program Data Center, the geochemical databases PetDB and SedDB, the geochemistry data network EarthChem, the Geochron data system for geochronology, the Ridge2000 and MARGINS Data Portals, the Academic Seismic Portal field data collection, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Collection, the Global Multi Resolution Topography synthesis, and the System for Earth Sample Registration SESAR. IEDA is funded by the US National Science Foundation through a Cooperative Agreement.