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USAPECS - Tools and Strategies for Arctic Data Preservation and Re-Use

Erin McLean, NSF Arctic Data Center


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 natural science and social science researchers, submits data from NSF-funded projects. Through data curation services and domain agnostic tools and infrastructure, the Arctic Data Center works to ensure 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.


With the global pandemic, many researchers are having their summer field research seasons cancelled. That doesn't mean that science has to stop! Now is an excellent time to re-use submitted data for synthetic projects. In this webinar, Erin McLean, Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator with the Arctic Data Center, discusses an overview of the Arctic Data Center; the history, infrastructure, and tools that support long-term preservation of the data and metadata. Erin then highlights 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 with the Arctic Data Center. Finally, a discussion is provided on how to search for and reuse data for synthesis studies.

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