IG Domain Repositories - P5 meeting session

Federating Data Discovery and Access

Enabling interdisciplinary data-driven research will require new ways of discovering data in disparate locations. Researchers cannot be expected to search through thousands of repositories and databases without assistance. Data discovery across large quantities of heterogeneous objects will require new approaches to searching, metadata schemas, semantic tools, and harvesting metadata from multiple sites. New kinds of multi-tiered searches will be needed, so that users can refine their searches and take advantage of domain- and object-specific tools built on specialized metadata. Presentations will describe existing services designed for heterogeneous collections and invite discussion on new ways to approach data discovery.

Presentations:

Virtual Observatory

  • Robert Hanisch (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Ray Plante (National Center for Supercomputing Appications, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Neuroscience Information Framework

  • Jeffrey Grethe (University of California San Diego)

Earth Cube and the National Snow and Ice Data Center

  • Ruth Duerr (University of Colorado at Boulder)

bioCADDIE: NIH Data Discovery Index

  • Lucila Ohno-Machado  (University of California San Diego)

 

Contact Person: George Alter

Co-chairs: Robert Hanisch, Ruth Ellen Duerr, Peter Doorn