IEDA joins the DataONE Network

DataONE recently welcomed IEDA as a partner and shares the content of IEDA collections with the DataONE community. DataONE enables universal access to data and offers the scientific community a suite of tools and training materials that cover all aspects of the data life cycle. By joining DataONE, IEDA reinforces its endeavor to pursue collaborations to promote research data sets as legitimate, internationally-recognized citable contributions to the scientific record. Becoming a part of the DataONE federated network enhances the capacity of IEDA’s repositories to allow scientists from a wide range of fields to easily search for, obtain, and explore relationships among many different kinds of data.

Data from the Marine-Geo Digital Library (MGDL), the EarthChem Library (ECL), and the US Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC) are now searchable in DataONE, bringing their total to more than 1.17 million data objects across the network. The IEDA repositories expose their data in DataONE by harvesting metadata located on their data set landing pages. This new lightweight approach is a fast and easy way for repositories to join DataONE while also enabling other aggregators to access their collection metadata. It offers tremendous potential for additional repositories to easily benefit from participation in DataONE while also promoting open programmatic access to data resources through