Tag Archives: Scientific Data

Angela Murillo presents Poster in Albuquerque

SILS Doctoral student Angela Murillo presented a poster entitled “Data Sharing and Reuse in the Sciences: An Investigation of Selected Cyberinfrastructure and Interoperability Elements” at the DataONE All-Hands meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 22, 2013. The poster outlined the preliminary research for Ms. Murillo’s dissertation, which will focus on elements that facilitate or interfere with data sharing and reuse within the DataONE environment.

Survey for controlled vocabulary users

We’re conducting a brief survey on the uses and challenges of controlled vocabularies. If you are a curator, administrator, or developer for a for a repository, or a researcher who has contributed data to a repository, please lend us 10-15 minutes of your time to help us learn about how you use controlled vocabularies, and how their utility can be improved. The survey can be found here.

Dryad Membership Meeting at St. Anne’s College, Oxford

What: Dryad Membership Meeting
Who: Dryad staff and members
When: 9am-6pm May 24, 2013
Where: St. Anne’s College, Oxford

Dryad Digital Repository will be holding a meeting for members, prospective members, and other interested parties on May 24 at St. Anne’s College in Oxford, England. Coming at the end of a three-day group of symposia on scholarly communication and research data sharing and attribution, Dryad staff, members, and community will discuss current and future plans for the repository itself as well as its members and partner journals. Scheduled topics include models for the technical and peer review of data, ideas for promoting the adoption of data citations, measuring data reuse, funder perspectives on the use of research grants for data management costs, the relevance of larger data networks, and more.

Registration for physical attendance has already closed, but webinar registration is still available.

Lee Dirks, Director of Education & Scholarly Communications in Microsoft’s External Research division, presents on innovative technology for scholarly communication

April 14, 2010
The SILS/Metadata Research Center and the UNC Scholarly Communications Group hosted a special session with Lee Dirks of Microsoft.
PDF: The MSR Scholarly Communication Fact Sheet May09
Presentation: Transforming Scholarly Communication
Date/time/place: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 10:00-11:00 AM/UNC Manning Hall, Room 01
Abstract: Lee Dirks leads a team that serves as a critical link between academia and Microsoft product groups developing scholarly communication technologies. Their aim is to: (1) Optimize for data-driven research and science; (2) Enable broad community engagement through greater interoperability; (3) Help ensure that data storage is reliable and secure for the long term; (4) Build on existing community protocols, practices and guidelines; (5) Harness collective intelligence through social networking and intelligence through social networking and semantic knowledge discovery. Lee’s presentation will provide an overview of the recent accomplishments and work in progress with institutions around the world as well as our vision and some future plans.

SILS’ annual Open Metadata Class, sponsored by the Metadata Research Center

November 30, 2009
This year’s distinguished guest is Matt Jones, Director of Informatics Research and Development, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Presentation: Beyond discovery: Using Metadata to Drive Scientific Data Integration and Analysis

Date/time/place: November 30, 2009, 2:00-3:15, UNC Campus, Undergraduate Library, Room 205
Biographical Note: Matthew Jones is the Director of Informatics Research and Development at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at UC Santa Barbara. His research addresses the management, integration, analysis, and modeling of heterogeneous data. Recent projects have produced effective new techniques for information management and analysis. Jones co-founded the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB), a long-term data archive of environmental data sets. He contributed to the creation and ratification of the Ecological Metadata Language and the Biological Data Profile metadata standards. Recent projects focus on Kepler, an open-source scientific workflow system that Jones co-founded with other researchers; DataONE, a global data repository aimed to promote access to data about life on earth and the environment; and SONet, an effort to achieve environmental data interoperability through semantic modeling of scientific observations. Jones has a B.A. degree in ecology from Dartmouth College, and a M.S. in Zoology from the University of Florida.

First official meeting of the Dryad Consortium Management Board takes place at NESCent

May, 2009

The first meeting of the Dryad Consortium Management Board was held May 21-22, 2009 at NESCent in Durham, NC. Representatives from over a dozen journals met to launch and plan for the future of the consortium. Topics discussed included board governance, repository sustainability, the Joint Data Archiving Policy, intellectual property, repository policy, interactions with journals and other repositories, repository software development plans, and community engagement. A schedule of events is already available, and notes from the meeting are forthcoming.

$2.18 million NSF grant awarded to Dryad

May, 2009

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the Metadata Research Center (MRC) have been developing Dryad in coordination with a large group of journals and societies in evolutionary biology and ecology. With the new grant, the additional team members are contributing to the development of the repository. (More information about the award can be found here.)

CRADLE Seminar: Celebrating Darwin Day — Metadata Research and the Dryad Repository Project

February, 2009

Presented by: Jane Greenberg and Hollie White
208 Manning Hall
12 noon, Friday, Feb 13th

The Dryad repository is for scientific data supporting published research in the field of evolutionary biology and related disciplines. Dryad was launched via a collaboration between the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), an NSF Center supporting research in evolutionary biology, and the Metadata Research Center (MRC) at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dryad seeks to balance a need for low barriers inviting contribution from scientists and higher-level goals supporting data analysis activities. The Dryad development team has pursued an active metadata research agenda. This CRADLE talk will introduce the Dryad repository, provide an overview of current metadata research activities, and highlight several research accomplishments.

New Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Community: Science and Metadata (SAM)

February, 2009

Following a workshop session on Metadata for Scientific Datasets at DC-2008, a new DCMI Community has been set up under the name of the DCMI Science and Metadata Community (SAM). We welcome participation from individuals and organizations interested in all aspects of metadata relating to scientific data. To learn more about this community, or become involved, visit the Community’s website at Dublin Core and the Metadata Research Center’s SAM website.

Dryad Project Receives Funding from the NSF

September, 2008

A Digital Repository for Preservation and Sharing of Data Underlying Published Works in Evolutionary Biology. Dryad, a collaboration between the MRC and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), is awarded $650999.