DataONE Search is a web based application allowing users to seamlessly and efficiently discover the thousands of publicly accessible data packages within the DataONE federated network of Member Nodes. DataONE Search is a customized implementation of the open source MetacatUI search application (https://github.com/NCEAS/metacatui), developed at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and was released in November 2015.
DataONE Search allows users to search by keyword, and refine by filters including: data attribute, member node, creator, year, identifier, taxa, location and whether a complete data package including both metadata and data are available for download. The geographic search interface in DataONE Search provides a convenient overview of the spatial distribution of data sets and allows users to zoom and pan to specific locations of interest.
Summaries of the number of data and metadata files, file formats and collection time periods are also made available through the new DataONE Search site. Such summaries provide a convenient overview of the range of data accessible through the DataONE federation from a number of different perspectives.