We are delighted to announce that EDI receives continued funding through grants from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Biological Infrastructure to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Award #1931174) and the University of New Mexico (Award #1931143): “Collaborative Research: Environmental Data Initiative: Sustaining the Legacy of Scientific Data”.
The software team at the Environmental Data Initiative has recently added a “PASTA+ upload report” tool to the EDI Dashboard website (https://dashboard.edirepository.org/dashboard/reports/upload_report) that allows you to query and display a list of data packages for a given scope value and for a specific period of time. The list information includes the data package identifier, DOI (if present), upload date and time, and title (if requested). The list may also be downloaded as a CSV formatted file. Requesting the title for each data package may require additional processing time if older versions of a data package are in the list. This is because metadata for older revisions is not stored in our Solr search index and, therefore, require downloading and parsing of the EML metadata to obtain the title. Read more about the EDI Dashboard.
The Information Management Code Registry (IMCR) is a community informed resource to enhance the use and value of Environmental Science data by facilitating discovery of software solutions for information management needs. The primary goal of the IMCR is to create an extensive registry of information management software that is searchable by task (e.g. quality control) and other attributes (e.g. software language). Our secondary goal is to highlight coverage gaps of information management software and help shift redundant effort to new development. Continue reading “Information Management Code Registry Nears Release!”
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America was held in Louisville, KY (11-16 August 2019). Building on the success of Data Fair Activities at AGU Meetings, EDI again this year led the effort to hold a Data Help Desk at ESA 2019. Data curators Kristin Vanderbilt and Margaret O’Brien (and guest Stevan Earl, LTER/ASU) were joined by informatics experts from GBIF, iDigBio, ESIP, Arctic Data Center, DataONE and NEON in answering a range of questions about available tools and data services. O’Brien and Vanderbilt also organized a storytelling-style “Inspire” session, Assembling Data for Synthesis: The Good, Bad and In-Between, which brought together researchers and data scientists attempting to assemble data for synthesis, or to harmonize data for targeted databases, web applications or displays. For more information see here.
EDI conducted a workshop on “Introduction to publishing environmental data” at the Clemson Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science on July 23, 2019. This workshop was jointly organized by the Baruch Institute and EDI, with Skip J. van Bloem, the director of the Baruch Institute, recognizing the importance of data publishing for long-term data preservation, making the data discoverable as well as to fulfill the requirements of scientific journals and funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation. For more information please see here.
- EDI information manager, Colin Smith, at the data publishing workshop at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science on July 23, 2019.