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The Northwest Knowledge Network at the University of Idaho joins DataONE

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Northwest Knowledge Network (NKN) at the University of Idaho joins DataONE as the 34th Member Node in the federated network. NKN is a unit within the University of Idaho (UI) Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) that provides research data management and computing support for UI researchers and their regional, national, and international collaborators. NKN operates as a partnership between ORED, the UI Information Technology Services Unit, Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and the UI Library.

Support at NKN for research data management, curation, and dynamic access keeps researchers at the cutting-edge of science and increases and enhances the institution's competitiveness for external research grants. Quality data and metadata developed in research projects and curated by NKN is a valuable, long-term asset for a public land-grant University and provides a foundation and source upon which to develop and build new research and science. NKN-curated data adds to the more than 410,000 publicly readable data objects available via DataONE, expanding the scope of potential new science.

More information about NKN and other DataONE Member Nodes can be found at http://www.dataone.org/current-member-nodes.

About DataONE: DataONE enables universal access to data and also facilitates researchers in fulfilling their need for data management and in providing secure and permanent access to their data. DataONE offers the scientific community a suite of tools and training materials that cover all aspects of the data life cycle from data collection, to management, analysis and publication.

About NKN: The Northwest Knowledge Network provides services to support researchers in meeting the long-term data and metadata storage and access requirements mandated by the federal government. Open data and open science enable discovery and innovation that advance knowledge. Most competitive grantors now require data management plans in grant proposals, and require that funded research projects make their data accessible and reusable to the research community and general public in the long term. NKN is structured to provide this type of assistance, helping with the establishment, storage and curation of quality data and metadata, and access to high performance computing, tools, modeling and visualization capabilities. NKN also maintains and cultivates connections to relevant national and international data repositories.