Geoscience Digital Data Resource and Repository Service (GeoDaRRS) Workshop

08/07/2018 - 1:00pm to 08/09/2018 - 12:15pm

NCAR Center Green Campus, CG1-1210-South-Auditorium, 3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO 80301

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Overview:  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 establishing geoscience community expectations and requirements for digital data management support.  Workshop attendees will be asked to explore if new services are needed 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, new services such as a "Geoscience Digital Data Resource and Repository Service" (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.

Please find the list of workshop steering committee members here.

GeoDaRRS workshop participants

This workshop is funded by NSF, with additional support from Globus Computation Institute, Hewlett Packard Enterprise,  and DDN Storage.  



If you have general questions regarding the workshop, please contact Doug Schuster (

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