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Cyberinfrastructure

The mission of the Cyberinfrastructure Team is to engage in the specification, development, deployment, and maintenance of the cyberinfrastructure operated by DataONE and the project infrastructure necessary to support these activities.

Activities:
For Phase 2 of the DataONE project, the broad categories of activities undertaken by this group include:

  1. To significantly expand the volume and diversity of data available to researchers for large­scale scientific innovation and discovery through addition of Member Nodes to the DataONE federation. This includes the development of additional or adaptation of existing MN software solutions as necessary.
  2. Incorporate innovative and high­value features into the DataONE CI. These include:
    • measurement search to leverage semantic technologies and enable precise data discovery and recall;
    • provenance tracking to enable more reproducible science by storing and indexing provenance trace information;
    • data extraction, sub­setting and processing services to for example, facilitate researcher interaction large data sets by advertising services available at Member Nodes to access a specified subset of data
  3. Maintain and improve core software and services while maintaining cybersecurity and trust.

Specific Activities include:

  • Semantics and Provenance data tracking and discovery
  • Data Services Registration
  • Maintenance and Operations
  • Member Node software and deployment

Members:
Co-Lead: Matthew B. Jones, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), UC Santa Barbara
Co-Lead: Dave Vieglais, Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas
Roger Dahl, University of New Mexico
Chris Jones, NCEAS, University of California Santa Barbara
Ben Leinfelder, NCEAS, University of California Santa Barbara
Bertram Ludaescher, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Deborah McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jim McCusker, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Paolo Missier, New Castle University
Rob Nahf, University of New Mexico
Margaret O'Brien, University of California Santa Barbara
Mark Schildhauer, NCEAS, University of California Santa Barbara
Mark Servilla, University of New Mexico
Jing Tao, NCEAS, University of California Santa Barbara
Lauren Walker, NCEAS, University of California Santa Barbara
Robert Waltz, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Bruce Wilson, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Past Working Group Members:
Andrei Buium, University of New Mexico
Mark Flynn, University of New Mexico
Xixi Luo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Skye Roseboom, University of New Mexico