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February 20, 2014

DataONE further extends the provision of biodiversity informatics, systematics and ecology and evolutionary biology data with the recent addition of the University of Kansas’ Biodiversity Institute (KUBI) Member Node. The KUBI brings its focus on biodiversity education, research, documentation and service to support DataONE’s vision to enable “researchers, educators, and the public to better understand and conserve life on earth and the environment... read more

January 27, 2014

DataONE gains a new partner as the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) becomes a Member Node. The USA National Phenology Network serves science and society by promoting broad understanding of plant and animal phenology and its relationship with environmental change. The USA-NPN will deliver phenology data from its Nature’s Notebook program collected at 2,000 sites across the United States from 2009 through 2012, through the DataONE infrastructure... read more

December 19, 2013

DataONE is pleased to welcome the SEAD (Sustainable Environment, Actionable Data) Virtual Archive to the growing network of Member Nodes. The SEAD Virtual Archive (VA) is a thin virtualization layer on top of multiple university institutional repositories focusing on preservation of long-tail scientific data. SEAD provides lightweight data services specifically designed to support multi-disciplinary research and to meet the needs of small-team and single investigator projects.

October 18, 2013

Scientists and research data: Continuing to build an understanding of your data needs

Led by our Usability and Assessment Working Group, DataONE is conducting an online survey to better understand how scientists work. Your responses will help us better understand how scientists create, preserve, manage, and share their data which will... read more

July 23, 2013
Members of the Community Education and Engagement (CEE) working group have just published an article on 'The Ethics of Data Sharing and Reuse in Biology'. "Sharing data is becoming increasingly important ... both for the integrity of science ... and for the development of synthetic data products that allow existing data to be applied to new problems. However, the degree to which researchers are willing to share data depends to a large extent on the responsible conduct of their colleagues who... read more
June 27, 2013

DataONE expands its coverage into Asia by welcoming the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute (TFRI) as the latest Member Node.

June 18, 2013

To keep the DataONE community up-to-date and informed on current events in the wider data sharing, management, preservation and open data arenas, we have launched a 'Coffeehouse'. The Coffeehouse is a blog aggregator site pulling in relevant information from across the web and links readers back to the original content. If you have a blog relevant to the DataONE community that you would like to share, please tell us more via this... read more

May 9, 2013

Under the terms of the Executive Order and a new Open Data Policy released today by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of Management and Budget, all newly generated government data will be required to be made available in open, machine-readable formats, greatly enhancing their accessibility and usefulness, while ensuring privacy and security.

See: http://www.whitehouse.gov/... read more

March 4, 2013

The Public Participation in Science Research working group today released their Data Management Guide designed specifically for citizen scientists.

February 27, 2013

The DataONE team is happy to announce the release of the first version of the DataONE R Client, our package for accessing open data in DataONE from within the R environment for statistical computing. The DataONE R Client provides the ability to access open ecological, environmental, and earth science data from the DataONE network of repositories, and to save data from within R to DataONE repositories that support write access.