Getting Assets into DASH

Submitting or depositing your digital assets to be archived at an open repository can help in fulfilling data management plan requirements by ensuring the digital assets are shared openly and can be accessed publicly. The repository can also assist in facilitating the preservation and stewardship of the digital assets, so that the digital assets are available for long term use/reuse.

There are several options for archiving a NCAR/UCAR Community Programs (UCP) digital asset. The following diagram demonstrates the workflow for deciding the best option for archiving a digital asset.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about archiving your digital assets and/or DASH Repository.

Figure 1: Decision Workflow for Submitting a Digital Asset to a Repository

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Table 1: Repository Options for NCAR/UCP Assets

***Please be sure to contact the selected repository/archive and obtain commitment of acceptance (e.g. letter of support) before referencing the repository/archive in the data management plans.***

Repository Name and URL Accepted Assets Contact Information
Climate Data Gateway (formerly the Earth System Grid) Assets related to global and regional climate model output:
  • Preferably in a gridded file format, such as netCDF.
Webpage: Contact Us at ESG
NCAR Archives Assets related to NCAR/UCP organization and its staff, such as:
  • Administrative documents.
  • Historical images/videos.
Phone: 303-497-1181
OpenSky Repository Assets related to publications, such as:
  • Articles.
  • Presentations.
  • White papers.
  • Technical Notes
Webpage: Contact OpenSky
Research Data Archive (RDA) Assets focusing on:
  • Meteorological and Oceanographic Observations.
  • Operational and Reanalysis Model Outputs.
  • Remote Sensing.
Webpage: About/Contact RDA

Note 1: DASH Metadata is the official documentation method for the assets that will be submitted to DASH Repository for archive, and it is currently under development. More information will be coming soon and made available on this page.
Note 2: DASH Repository is currently under development. More information will be coming soon and made available on this page.
Note 3: High Performance Storage System (HPSS) is not considered as a open repository. For further information regarding the comparison between a HPSS and an open repository, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.