Johns Hopkins University

To support the adoption of the SciServer research data platform by new scientific communities

  • Amount $536,063
  • City Baltimore, MD
  • Investigator Alexander Szalay
  • Year 2018
  • Program Digital Technology
  • Sub-program Data & Computational Research

Adapted from SkyServer, the data portal for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, SciServer is an open source data management and archiving platform aimed at meeting the data management needs of large research collaborations at a disciplinary or interdisciplinary scope. These collaborations often have unique data management challenges anchored to a particular instrument, facility, type of data, or field campaign that are unmet by archiving and management platforms built to serve as generic data archiving platforms. SciServer, in contrast, is built to integrate datasets and lower barriers to aggregate querying and analysis. Funds from this grant provide one year of operating support for SciServer as the project’s founder, Alexander Szalay, seeks to diversify and stabilize the platform’s funding base.

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