“PASTA+ upload report” tool added to EDI Dashboard

The software team at the Environmental Data Initiative has recently added a “PASTA+ upload report” tool to the EDI Dashboard website ( 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.

Events, Information Management Code Registry

Information Management Code Registry Nears Release!

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!”


EDI at ESA 2019

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.

Amber Budden (DataONE, right) and Jeanette Clark (ADC, left) talking to visitors of the Data Help Desk at the ESA 2019 Annual Meeting.