Call for Partners: Unidata Pilot Project to Implement Data Management Processes

DMRC

The Unidata Program Center (UPC) is searching for a second round of geoscience researchers or research groups to participate in an NSF-funded pilot project aimed at implementing publicly-available, robust data management workflows. The initial round of this project assisted three atmospheric science projects that collected data including model output, airplane-based lidar data, and observations from a large field campaign. The second round seeks to identify additional community partners with different data management requirements.

In addition to helping researchers satisfy current funding proposal requirements, we hope to test effective methods of collecting, transforming, storing, and sharing atmospheric or related geoscience data. The methods used will be documented and published for broad community application as examples in Unidata's Data Management Resource Center (DMRC), serving to guide similar projects.

Because large research projects often are better served by institutional data management and archive resources than smaller research efforts, this project focuses on relatively small research groups.

UPC staff will work with the selected partners to assemble appropriate data management resources; design effective workflows for the collection, processing, sharing, and storage of project data; and create data management planning documents suitable for submission to funding agencies.

In order to test potential tools and processes in a variety of settings, UPC is looking for partners conducting research projects of approximately the following sizes:

  • Very small — at most one researcher and one graduate student
  • Small — teams of three to five individuals
  • Medium — teams larger than five individuals

If you are interested in participating in the Data Management Resource Center project, please provide us with information on your project by submitting this short online form by July 1st, 2015. Please contact Larissa Gordon (lgordon@ucar.edu) for additional details.

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