DataOne: Supporting Data Discovery and Access through Social and Technical Infrastructure.pdf [article]

Amber Budden
2020 Figshare  
Addressing grand challenge questions requires exploration at broad spatial, geographic and temporal scales, facilitated through easy access to distributed, heterogeneous data. DataONE is an interoperable, federated network of data repositories providing open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered data about life and the environment. Over the last ten years of development, both technical and social capacity building has been critical in creating an
more » ... creating an infrastructure that meets the current and future needs of the community. Informed by working group research, community engagement, and usability evaluation, DataONE has developed a comprehensive search and discovery platform exposing over 1.2M data files; tools and services that support research reproducibility, transparency and credit; and data management training and resources to enhance data literacy. Through these and aligned activities, DataONE has improved interoperability across a broad coalition of data repositories and enhanced data practices across a diverse community of researchers, data managers, and data librarians.DataONE is a community-governed network built in partnership with existing data repositories supporting distinct and diverse communities. As DataONE continues to grow from a funded project into a sustained program, this networked, user-driven approach continues to inform infrastructure development, feature design and prioritization, maximizing the value and impact of research data in an increasingly complex, diversified data discovery and use landscape.ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)Amber Budden is the Director of Learning and Outreach at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis where she leads the NCEAS Learning Hub and short course activities. She is an open science facilitator, community manager and data literacy trainer and serves as a co-lead on several projects, including DataONE, a community-networked infrastructure supporting Earth and environmental scientists in their data mana [...]
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.11929590 fatcat:iwzgzwpru5b4vnm3nq22w3oape