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HOME>>Other Services>>GML>>Data Curation Support Saturday, September 20 2014


Quoting from The Institutional Challenges of Cyberinfrastructure and E-Research1 by Clifford Lynch,

The demands for data management and curation to facilitate data sharing and reuse form one of the fundamentally new aspects of e-research.8 As both researchers and funding agencies recognize that their data is often going to be of lasting value (perhaps in a wide range of different research contexts), and as they also recognize that much of the outcome of a specific research program may well be documented in datasets and databases (plus, perhaps, accompanying software) rather than in traditional journal articles that simply make reference to the underlying data,9 there is a growing demand for services ensuring that the data is properly documented, that it is correctly placed into a well-known and well-defined format (using the standards of appropriate scholarly communities when available and applicable), and that it is preserved over suitable periods of time by the use of redundant managed storage and, when necessary, format migrations and, most important, by some organization taking responsibility for the data—technically, legally, and financially—and doing what’s necessary to look after it.

WRAIR/NMRC researchers need to address requirements for data sharing and curation and GML staff is poised to help in a consultative manner by sharing knowledge of metadata and taxonomies.

As a first step, here is a list of resources outlining the basics of this trend in e-science.


1EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 6 (November/December 2008) viewed online
http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/institutional-challenges-cyberinfrastructure-and-e-research globe4.gif 23 Aug 2012.
Data Curation General Resources
Association of Research Libraries – Resources for Data Management http://www.arl.org/rtl/eresearch/escien/nsf/nsfresources~print.shtml globe4.gif.
Data Documentation Initiative http://www.ddialliance.org/ globe4.gif.
DoD Discovery Initiative http://ise.gov/sites/default/files/Track1-PeteAttas-WIS3-DDMSOverview.pdf globe4.gif.
Dublin Core http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/ globe4.gif.
National Science Foundation Beginning January 18, 2011, proposals submitted to NSF must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled "Data Management Plan" (DMP).  This supplementary document should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results.  Proposals that do not include a DMP will not be able to be submitted.  For more information about this new requirement, please see the Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter II.C.2.j globe4.gif and the Data Management and Sharing Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs).globe4.gif
Purdue University Tools http://datacurationprofiles.org/ globe4.gif.
Understanding Metadata http://www.metadataetc.org/metadatabasics/overview.htm globe4.gif.
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National Science Foundation Related Projects
DataOne Best Practices https://www.dataone.org/best-practices globe4.gif.
Purdue University http://d2c2.lib.purdue.edu/ globe4.gif.
University of Minnesota – Includes a sample metadata element set based on Dublin Core http://www.lib.umn.edu/datamanagement/metadata globe4.gif.
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