Defining Data Centric Functionality of SEAD

Sep 6, 2012

One of the primary objectives of SEAD is to create a virtual organization aiming at providing data services such as storage and active curation for the sustainability scientists. In order to better understand the needs of the sustainability scientists, SEAD’s domain engagement committee has carried out interviews with the researchers at National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (NCED). Two members of Domain Engagement Committee were responsible for establishing connections with NCED researchers, conducting interviews and documenting the findings in terms of user needs. A comprehensive documentation highlighting the use cases has been provided in the report titled ‘User study of the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics’. SEAD is aiming at meeting the need through using the open source project Medici developed at NCSA. The Medici Content Management System is a web and desktop-enabled content management system that allows users to upload, collate, annotate, and run analytics on a variety of files types ( This report bridges the user study at NCED and existing Medici system.

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