Geoscience Digital Data Resource and Repository Service (GeoDaRRS) Workshop

08/07/2018 - 9:00am to 08/09/2018 - 5:00pm
NCAR, Boulder

High-level policies and plans promote a strong culture of data sharing within the geosciences. Many disciplinary data facilities exist around the community to provide a high level of technical support and expertise for archiving data of particular kinds, or for particular projects. Within the geosciences, some research projects are well supported by these existing data management and archiving facilities. However many projects do not have the same level of facility support due to a combination of several factors, such as their smaller scale, funding limitations, topic scope that does not have a clear facility match, or uninformed data management practices. These projects typically manage data on an ad hoc basis without having long-term management and preservation procedures, beyond creating back-up copies of data.

This workshop will focus on developing requirements and expectations for a Geoscience Digital Data Resource and Repository Service (GeoDaRRS). The vision for the prospective GeoDaRRS is to complement existing NSF-funded data facilities by providing: 1) data management planning support resources for the general community, and 2) repository services for researchers who have data that do not fit in any existing repository.  Functionally, the GeoDaRRS would support NSF-funded researchers in meeting data archiving requirements set by the NSF and publishers for geosciences, thereby ensuring the availability of digital data for use and reuse in scientific research going forward.

The workshop is tentatively scheduled to be held at NCAR in Boulder for August 7-9, 2018. Additional details regarding the workshop and participation will be provided once available.

If you have questions, please contact Doug Schuster (schuster@ucar.edu).