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Dropbox

Dropbox is an on-line file storage and sharing service. 2GB of Dropbox is available for free, with subscriptions up to 100GB available. Shared folders allow people to work together on the same projects and documents.

Dropbox files are also available off-line, and folders can be synced between multiple computers and mobile devices. Dropbox therefore can be used as a backup mechanism for important files, although it is by no means a complete solution.

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Tags: collaboration,computing,data storage,web services Contributor: FF, MD Cost: Free
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DRAMBORA

DRAMBORA is the Digital Repository Audit Method Based On Risk Assessment. The methodology takes a risk-focused approach to assessing the status of repositories and other digital asset collections and supports repository managers or collection custodians in managing the risks associated with their collections, from direct physical risk (such as fire and flood) to less tangible risks such as reputational damage.

In a similar way to the Data Asset Framework, the DRAMBORA tool supports users engaged in carrying out a DRAMBORA audit and allows the sharing and maintenance of their repository audit paperwork.

DRAMBORA has both web-based and downloadable versions of their risk assessment tool.

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Registration is required.

Tags: preserve,repository Contributor: MD, RO Cost: Free
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DotNetNuke

DotNetNuke is a popular web content management system (or CMS) for Microsoft ASP.NET. The flexible DotNetNuke open source CMS platform also functions as a web application development framework. It is available in both a free Community Edition as well as cost basis Professional and Enterprise editions.

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Requires Microsoft IIS, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008, .net Framework 3.5 sp1 OR 4.0

Tags: Contributor: FF, TB Cost: Free
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DMP Tool

Released in September 2011, this data management tool is based on the requirements of US funding agencies and the institutions conducting the research, and builds upon the DMP Online tool developed by the UK Digital Curation Centre. It allows researchers to quickly initiate a data management plan online. The tool helps researchers answer various data management questions relating to their project, such as how data will be documented and made available for public or secondary uses, how data quality will be assured, backup procedures, and preservation plans. It also aids institutions in identifying costs associated with data management, and helps with forward resource planning.

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  • Be web-based
  • Allow users to generate and export data management plans
  • Connect users with information about funder requirements, related resources, and institutional resources/services
  • Initially offer data management plan templates for NSF guidelines
  • Offer local account access as well as some authentication methods to affiliate users with institutional resources
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Tags: Contributor: AS, GW Cost: Free
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DMP Online

A web-based tool for creating, maintaining and exporting data management plans. Developed initially for a UK audience, but can be adapted to other needs.

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Tags: data management plan,metadata Contributor: MD, RD Cost: Free
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DesktopGarp

DesktopGarp is a software package for predicting and analyzing wild species distributions; it is a reengineered version of the original GARP that runs on personal computers and workstations. The acronym GARP stands for Genetic Algorithm for Rule-set Production. It is a genetic algorithm that creates models describing environmental conditions under which the species should be able to maintain populations. For input, GARP uses a set of point localities where the species is known to occur and a set of geographic layers representing the environmental parameters that might limit the species' capabilities to survive. GARP is available to run as part of workflows in Kepler.

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DBDesigner 4

DBDesigner 4 is an open source visual data design application that includes functionality for database design and data modeling. It is primarily designed for use with the Open Source database platform MySQL. It includes specific functionality for database and data design including documentation, Structured Query Language (SQL), and reverse database engineering for any ODBC-compatible database. For the MySQL database platform DBDesigner has largely been succeeded by MySQL Workbench which is an integrated development environment (IDE) .

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Tags: database,models,visualization Contributor: TB, ST Cost: Free
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DataTurbine

Data Turbine (DT) is middleware for streaming sensor data based at environmental observatories. It provides reliable data transport for a wide range of sensors and a comprehensive suite of services for data management, and real time data visualization. It manages data sources and data sinks, data routing, scheduling, and security.
In the simplest application, one or more of DT's configurable 'on-ramps' reads a data stream from one or more sensors (e.g. a file deposited by a data logger or the instrument itself), making the data accessible to other applications by holding them in its memory. The data are then routed to one or more 'off-ramps' for permanent storage, e.g. a database. While the data are in memory, visualization applications may access them in near real time for monitoring, and quality control routines may be applied.

Some examples of applications accessing the data in DT are a DataTurbine actor which makes the data available to the Kepler workflow system, the real time visualization application Real Time (or Remote) Data Viewer (RDV) and Google Earth.

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Sameer Tilaky, Paul Hubbardy, Matt Millerz, and Tony Fountain, The Ring Buffer Network Bus (RBNB) DataTurbine Streaming Data Middleware for Environmental Observing Systems http://www.dataturbine.org/files/file/e-Science07.pdf Real Time Data Viewer (RDV): http://code.google.com/p/rdv/Kepler work flow system: https://kepler-project.org/

Tags: discover,real-time,remote sensing Contributor: Cost: Free
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DataONE Search

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.

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Data Asset Framework (DAF)

The Data Asset Framework (DAF) provides a toolkit for organizations to identify their digital assets and assess how they are managed. Previously known as the Data Audit Framework, this tool guides the user through a DAF assessment. It is primarily useful for institutions, departments or research groups starting to think about data management, and who need to prepare a register of their data assets.

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Tags: citation,data management plan,discover Contributor: MD, PW Cost: Free
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