Data Archival and Dissemination Tools to Support Your Research, Management, and Education

2018 Spring Cyberseminar Series

Liza Brazil / CUAHSI

Talk Description:

Data management is a core requirement of all NSF funded research grants and while there are many options for sustaining the life of observation data, there are also many challenges that researchers may encounter. This seminar will discuss some common challenges and present solutions using CUAHSI tools. Moreover, attendees will be introduced to approaches for managing archived and streaming observation data, data ownership, access control, and publication. Discussion will center around pre-defined use cases with an emphasis on researchers that have collected data in the past, are currently collecting data, or are managing a project consisting of data from multiple sources. Attendees can expect an introduction to a variety of software tools for managing time series datasets and are encouraged to follow along through the use case demonstrations.

CUAHSI's 2018 Spring Cyberseminar Series: CUAHSI Water Data Services for Supporting Scientific Research and Education


Scientists are faced with many challenges throughout the research lifecycle ranging from data collection and management to collaboration and reproducible science. These challenges are exacerbated for large studies by increased scope and complexity that results from the interdisciplinary nature of water science. The next generation of water scientists must be comfortable using a variety of software, tools, and platforms on a daily basis to efficiently and effectively conduct their research. The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc. (CUAHSI) aims to assist scientists in these efforts by investing in community-driven cyberinfrastructure research projects. This cyberseminar series presents efforts made by CUAHSI to alleviate the burden common of data-related tasks and is separated into three distinct seminars that collectively discuss the challenges associated with data management, collaboration, and reproducible science. Each seminar will focus on a specific scientific use cases and will demonstrate how free and open source software can be used to overcome data-related research challenges. Participants will learn about new technologies that can assist both academic and educational water science settings.