To develop and deploy a "Direct-To-Researcher" cloud-based data platform

  • Amount $497,433
  • City Ithaca, NY
  • Investigator Michele Kimpton
  • Year 2011
  • Program Digital Technology
  • Sub-program Data & Computational Research

In a poll conducted by Science in 2011, scientists across disciplines were asked, "Where do you archive most of the data generated in your lab or for your research?" More than 50% responded "in our lab." While fine for short-term research needs, this "data under the desk" scenario poses real risks for the long-term utility and reproducibility of research. One way of improving this situation and getting more data under safer cover is to develop data management solutions that directly address the immediate needs of researchers while allowing the delegation of data curation functions like preservation and archiving. This grant supports a focused, iterative development process by DuraSpace to design, build, and release such a system.

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