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SCIDIP-ES Interactive Platform

Our service and toolkits can be used and downloaded from our interactive platform

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SCIDIP-ES Training

Follow the link to see past project training videos on digital data preservation

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User Community Survey

Earth science communities use various ontologies and schemas to describe different kinds of datasets and also employ a range of policies, best practice and technologies for the purposes of long-term data preservation (LTDP).  An on line survey of current LTDP practices has been conducted as part of the SciDIP-ES project with the objective of gaining a perspective on the current ‘state of the art’ with respect to long-term data preservation within the earth science domain.

The final report can be downloaded following this link 

 

The objective of the on-line survey was to collect high level information about the way various infrastructures, technologies and services are used for data preservation in order to discern key trends and also to identify individuals who would be able to contribute to the second more in depth second phase of the user consultation exercise.The aim was to structure the survey so that each user was asked only to answer a relatively small number of questions (usually about 20 questions). In order to facilitate this and to ensure that questions were directed towards the relevant individuals, respondents were asked to classify themselves into one of three main user categories at the start of the questionnaire.:

 

 

  • Archive service providers: individuals or organizations whose primary role is to manage and maintain an archive of data for a given user community.
  • Producers/creators of major data sets: individuals or organizations whose main function is to assemble and maintain major datasets for use by others.
  • End users of archive data: typically anyone who uses archived data, typically this category would include scientists and engineers actually using and interpreting data, and potentially data managers whose role is to maintain the data retrieved from the archive.