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Can I store data with DataONE?

asked 2013-05-01 08:58:27 -0500

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updated 2013-10-24 14:09:23 -0500

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Can I store my data with DataONE?

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answered 2013-05-31 16:49:38 -0500

updated 2013-06-13 14:00:05 -0500

Yes, data are stored in the Member Nodes that make up the DataONE federation. You can upload your data to a Member Node that suits your disciplinary focus and your desired suite of tools, and then that data will be accessible via DataONE tools and services. A full list of DataONE Member Nodes that might be able to store your data is available at DataONE Current Member Node page. Different Member Nodes are designed to store different types and amounts of data. Member Nodes also have different policies about which users are allowed to store data and the specific processes for submitting data and handling quality assurance. From the current list of Member Nodes, the current open repositories that are part of DataONE include:

The KNB Member node is an open repository supporting ecological and environmental science data, and has been in existence since the late 1990's. Data can be uploaded over the web at the KNB site, as well as via data management tools such as Morpho, and analysis tools such as R and python. The KNB currently houses several tens of thousands of data packages.

The ONEShare Member Node is an open repository for capturing data that is managed in Microsoft Excel. The DataUp plugin for Excel provides the ability to directly interact with the ONEShare node and deposit your data.

A variety of other Member Nodes may also support upload of your data if you are part of their community. For example, the LTER Member Node supports archival of LTER data, the SANParks Member Node supports data from the South African National Parks, and the Merritt Member Node supports the University of California community. See the list of current Member Nodes for more details on each.

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answered 2013-05-01 09:01:22 -0500

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updated 2013-05-16 16:59:52 -0500

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Data cannot be stored with DataONE in the way you would store data in a cloud data storage service. However you can deposit your data with a member node that participates in DataONE, thus making your data discoverable and retrievable via DataONE. A list of DataONE Member Nodes that might be able to store your data is available at DataONE Current Member Node page. Different Member Nodes are designed to store different types and amounts of data. Member Nodes also have different policies about what users are allowed to store data and the specific processes for doing quality assurance.

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The answer starts with "Data cannot be stored', which is somewhat misleading. Better if it lead with a positive statement about how data can be stored with DataONE.

jones gravatar imagejones ( 2013-07-07 16:06:07 -0500 )edit

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