SEAD Partners

SEAD is working with a diverse group of partners to develop data management and curation services to address the needs of researchers in the multidisciplinary field of sustainability science and to deploy those services for beneficial use to active research groups.

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Partner Repositories

IDEALS collects, disseminates, and provides persistent and reliable access to the research and scholarship of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Learn more…

 

 

 

The Indiana University Scholarly Data Archive (SDA) provides extensive capacity (approximately 42 PB of tape overall) for storing and accessing research data. The SDA is a distributed storage service co-located at IU data centers in Bloomington and Indianapolis, providing IU researchers with large-scale archival or near-line data storage, arranged in large files, with two copies of data made by default (for disaster recovery). Learn more…

 

 

 

OpenICPSR is a research data-sharing service for the social and behavioral sciences. It allows the public to access research data usually at no charge. As a public-access data sharing service, OpenICPSR assists researchers in meeting requirements for public-access to federally funded research data. It ensures that data depositors fulfill public-access requirements of grant and contract RFPs. Learn more…

 

 

Services Partners

 

Brown Dog is working on developing a set of services for data format conversion, metadata extraction from existing data, and indexing of uncurated collections of data. Brown Dog provides the framework for an extensible suite of new and existing tools to enable researchers to find and access previously inaccessible data. Brown Dog aims to support data conversion and extraction/analysis needs from a broad range of communities. Current efforts focus on biology, ecology, hydrology, and social science with goals to add functionality for other geoscience communities, material sciences, and the humanities, as well as for the general public. Learn more…

 

 

 

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DataONE

 

Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is the foundation of new innovative environmental science through a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data. DataONE provides universal access to data about life on earth and the environment that sustains it, as well as the tools needed by researchers. Data published through SEAD are registered with the DataONE catalog to promote discoverability and reuse. Learn more…

 

 

 

Earthcube Geosemantics addresses the challenges of understanding and predicting a complex and evolving solid Earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and space environment systems and fosters community-governed efforts to develop a common cyberinfrastructure for the purpose of collecting, accessing, analyzing, sharing and visualizing all forms of data and related resources. Learn more…

 

 

 

The National Data Service is an emerging vision of how scientists and researchers across all disciplines can find, reuse, and publish data. It is an international federation of data providers, data aggregators, community-specific federations, publishers, and cyberinfrastructure providers. It builds on the data archiving and sharing efforts under way within specific communities and links them together with a common set of tools. Learn more…

 

 

 

Terra Populus provides global-scale data on human population characteristics, land use, land cover, climate and other environmental characteristics. It makes these data interoperable across time and space, disseminates them to the public and to multiple research communities, and preserves these precious resources for future generations. The TerraPop framework provides tools for integrating, analyzing, and visualizing a wide range of data that have spatial and temporal dimensions. Learn more…

 

 

Open Source Software Contributors

 

The GLM tool seeks to provide easy access to environmental monitoring data collected throughout the Great Lakes. While the primary source for the data is U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office, other federal and state agencies have contributed as well. Learn more…

 

 

 

IML-CZO aims to understand the present-day dynamics of the change caused by the intensively managed landscapes in the context of long-term natural coevolution of the land, soil, and biota. Learn more…

 

 

 

The T2C2 project aims to dramatically reduce the materials-to-device process, which can currently span 20 years. Through the DIBBs program, funded by the National Science Foundation CISE Directorate and their Advanced Cyber-Infrastructure Division (ACI), T2C2 will develop a new framework and system that focuses on the potential of capturing, curating, correlating and coordinating materials-to-devices digital data in a real-time and trusted manner before fully archiving and publishing the data for wide access and sharing. Learn more…

 

 

Disciplinary Research Partners

 

The Chicana por mi Raza project is a public humanities project centered on the collection and digital preservation of archival materials, ephemera, and oral histories that document the development of Chicana feminist thought during the civil rights era. The overarching objective of the project is to provide broad‐based public access to oral histories, material culture, correspondence, and rare out‐of‐print publications for use in both scholarly research and the classroom. Learn more…

 

 

 

The PRISMS Center combines the efforts of experimental and computational researchers to establish a unique scientific platform that will enable accelerated predictive materials science for structural metals. Its ambitious vision is for the PRISMS tools and protocols to become a community-developed, extensible scientific core for accelerating the development of new materials as envisioned by the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI). Learn more…

 

 

 

SEN integrates the efforts to build a knowledge base for guidance on best practices for data collection and management. The network facilitates cross-institutional collaborative experiments and communicates with the research community about data and metadata guidelines for sediment-based experiments. This effort aims to improve the efficiency and transparency of sedimentary research for field geologists and modelers as well as experimentalists. Learn more…