The iSamplES (Internet of Samples in the Earth Sciences) Research Coordination Network (RCN) is an EarthCube activity that seeks to advance the use of innovative cyberinfrastructure to connect physical samples and sample collections across the Earth Sciences with digital data infrastructures to revolutionize their utility for science. The ultimate goal of this RCN is to dramatically improve the discovery, access, sharing, analysis, and curation of physical samples and the data generated by their study for the benefit of science and society. For more information on the project, see the iSamplES workspace.
The iSamplES team is requesting community input via a survey has aimed at capturing the views and experiences of geoscientists, curators, cyberinfrastructure experts, and others in a broad range of fields, disciplines and domains. The survey is part of the larger NSF EarthCube initiative, which has been collecting general information on data sharing in geosciences and which will continue to do so in 2015 so that the development of the supporting cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences is driven by data from geoscientists and other key stakeholders
To participate in the iSamplES survey, visit: