http://www.datacommons.psu.edu. Overview of Today’s session. DataCommons@PSU background Overview of capabilities Case studies & data partners Findings. Why Develop a DataCommons?. Data management plans and curation are now a requirement of funding agencies like NSF and NIH .
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“Scientific innovation has been called on to spur economic recovery; science and technology are essential to improving public health and welfare and to inform sustainability; and the scientific community has been criticized for not being sufficiently accountable and transparent. Data collection, curation, and access are central to all of these issues.”
“Most scientific disciplines are finding the data deluge to be extremely challenging, and tremendous opportunities can be realized if we can better organize and access the data.”
The datacommons@psu does not replace existing programs or projects but highlights those by making information and their websites/data accessible via the datacommons@psu search engine.
Enhanced Data Discovery Options
Search by PSU College/Dept/Center/Institute
Search by PSU Researcher
Search by Research Theme
Data: Validity of *ONET Work Importance Profile web version for Spanish speaking populations
Data: Aerial Photography, Tree Database, PSU vector data
Data: Ambient air monitoring for Pennsylvania
Data:Impacts of contrasting land-use history on composition, soils, and development of mixed-oak, coastal plain forests on Shelter Island, New York
Data: Oak Forest Regeneration
Data: Pocono Birds--Presence & Proportion on Lakes
Data: Trophic Mismatch—Caribou Phenology
Data: Metabolomics, Ant Tissue
Multiple Data Viewing/Download Options
GIS Enabled Data
Currently hosting data for the Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis.
Data and protocols can be accessed from Data Commons and from the Metabolomics Explorer.
Collaboration across departments
DataCommons is working with the PSU Arboretum and OPP to acquire and provide access to data via the DataCommons as well as an interactive application.
Goals are to provide both access to data and usable apps for the public, for teaching at PSU, and for research.
The PSU campus as a living lab!