An Overview of the National Science Foundation DataNet Funded Sustainable Environments-Actionable Data Project

Margaret Hedstrom
Professor of Information
University of Michigan

Robert H. McDonald
Associate Director Data to Insight Center and Associate Dean of Libraries
Indiana University

This panel will feature partners from the University of Michigan (U-M) based Sustainable Environments-Actionable Data (SEAD) Project, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partnership (DataNet, NSF 2009). This presentation will focus on SEAD and its partnership (U-M, Indiana University, University of Illinois, the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and the mission of working with sustainable scientific data and the long-tail data of science.

Following a brief overview of NSF’s DataNet vision and goals, the SEAD partnership will be described, including information on how it is working to deliver data curation and preservation cyberinfrastructure that will integrate personnel and expertise from library and archival sciences, cyberinfrastructure, computer and information sciences, and domain science expertise to:

  • Provide reliable digital preservation, access, integration, and analysis capabilities for science and/or engineering data over a decades-long timeline
  • Continuously anticipate and adapt to changes in technologies and in user needs and expectations
  • Engage at the frontiers of computer and information science and cyberinfrastructure with research and development to drive the leading edge forward
  • Serve as component elements of an interoperable data preservation and access network
Twitter: @SEADdatanet


Last updated:  Tuesday, March 20th, 2012