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Title:Datasphere at the Biosphere II: Computation and data in the wild
Author(s):Heidorn, P. Bryan; Stahlman, Gretchen Renee; Chong, Steven
Subject(s):data science including digital curation and big data
information systems
sustainable computing
Abstract:Biological Field Stations provide a unique set of opportunities and challenges for digital curation. The stations serve as the center of short-term and long-term biological research, from biomolecular-scale to ecosystems-scale research. They represent some of the last remaining “natural” areas in certain regions. Stations provide unique information about local biotic and abiotic conditions. Data shared among the stations support continental scale and global research initiatives. The stations themselves support a large number of researchers who often come from multiple universities and other research and teaching institutions around the world. Because of this decentralized user base, it is particularly difficult for stations to capture data and other research products generated by research at the stations. The authors, part of a larger NSF funded “Empowering Long Tail Research” project (NSF:#1216872), conducted a survey of field station researchers and then held a two-day workshop to identify challenges and opportunities for “grand challenge” research questions that could be enabled through development of cyberinfrastructure. The information gathered through this study will inform future proposals for cyberinfrastructure development.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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