Arctic Data Center - Tools and Strategies for Archiving your Data
Amber Budden, Jesse Goldstein, Chris Jones (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS))
The NSF Arctic Data Center plays a critical support role in archiving and curating the data and software generated by Arctic researchers from diverse disciplines. The Arctic community, comprising Earth science, ecology, archaeology, geography, anthropology, and other social science researchers, are supported through data curation services and domain agnostic tools and infrastructure, ensuring data are accessible in the most transparent and usable way possible. This interoperability across diverse disciplines within the Arctic community facilitates collaborative research and is complemented by interoperability between the Arctic Data Center infrastructure and other large scale cyberinfrastructure initiatives. During this webinar we will provide a brief overview of the the Arctic Data Center; the history, infrastructure, and partnerships that support long-term preservation of the data and metadata. We will highlight the many features and services offered by the Arctic Data Center before stepping through some best practices for working with data and guidance on how to archive data to with the Arctic Data Center.