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Open Research Data: From Vision to Practice

Heinz Pampel and Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen in Opening Science. Abstract: To make progress in science, we need to be open and share.’’ This quote from Neelie Kroes (2012), vice president of the European Commission  describes the growing public demand for an Open Science. Part of Open Science is, next to Open Access to peer-reviewed publications, the Open Access to research data, the basis of ...

A Different Kind of Ecosystem

Wim Hugo in SAEON Newsletter (October 2013). As the 21st century gets underway, the world is facing significant challenges from change - climate variability, momentous changes in the levels of income and resource consumption of developing nations, habitat destruction and species loss at an unprecedented rate, and increasingly large impacts from natural events on the expanding human population ...

Searching Inter-disciplinary Scientific Big Data Based on Latent Correlation Analysis

Gonzales Eloy in Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data. Abstract: In this paper, a novel cross-database search system (Cross-DB) is proposed. The aim of Cross-DB is to facilitate the search of interdisciplinary-correlated datasets from large-scale, multi-domain and heterogeneous data repositories. With conventional systems or portals for searching scientific datasets, ...

A Maturity Model for Digital Data Centers

Wim Hugo in Data Science Journal. Abstract: Digital data and service centers, such as those envisaged by the ICSU World Data System (WDS), are subject to a wide-ranging collection of requirements and constraints. Many of these requirements are traditionally difficult to assess and to measure objectively and consistently. As a solution to this problem, an approach based on a maturity model is ...

Global Data for Global Science: The new ICSU World Data System

Mustapha Mokrane in IAHS Newsletter 105. Birth of the ICSU-WDS Concept The International Geophysical Year in 1957–1958 saw the creation by the International Council for Science (ICSU) of  the World Data Centres (WDCs) and Federation of  Astronomical and Geophysical data analysis Services (FAGS).  Charged with managing the data gathered by this global  project and making those available ...

Atarrabi – A Workflow System for the Publication of Environmental Data

Florian Quadt et al. in Data Science Journal. Abstract: In a research project funded by the German Research Foundation, meteorologists, data publication experts, and computer scientists optimised the publication process of meteorological data and developed software that supports metadata review. The project group placed particular emphasis on scientific and technical quality assurance of ...