DFC Collaborations

The DFC technology is being applied in both national and international initiatives.  The applications span the community-driven collection life cycle stages, from simple data sharing environments, to digital libraries, to preservation environments.

National Initiatives

  • NOAA funded Earth System Curator-EMSF/OpenMI Coupling for Hydrological Applications Project-Jon Goodall funded participant, Cecelia DeLuca at NOAA is PI.
  • NOAA/IOOS: Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS); John Orcutt is initiator and now member of Board of Governors.
  • NOAA NCDC – a prototype data grid is being tested within the National Climatic Data Center to apply policy-based data management to control both data ingestion and data access.
  • NASA Center for Climate Simulation – a virtual climate data server has been developed based on the iRODS data grid technology.
  • NSF funded Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS)- Jon Goodall is member and chair of the Hydrology Focus Research Group; James Syvitski at CU Boulder is PI.
  • NSF funded CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System (HIS)-CoPI-David Maidment at UT-Austin is PI of award that just ended. David Tarboton at Utah State is PI of a new award (CUAHSI Online) that should begin this summer.
  • NSF EarthCube – data cyber-infrastructure for the geo-sciences.  An EAGER grant explored the use of Layered Architectures to link community resources to collaboration environments.
  • NSF funded Ocean Observation Research Coordination Network (RCN)-John Orcutt is member and co-chair of working group on open data; PI is Jay Perlman.
  • NSF XSEDE – a data grid manages replication of files across multiple heterogeneous tape archives
  • NSF funded HydroShare project for providing access to hydrologic data and models
  • NSF funded SEAD is a project to create data services designed to meet the needs of sustainability science research
  • NSF Wrangler system for high-performance data analysis
  • NSF funded TerraPop Data Access System allows one to create a customized data extract, combining variables from multiple sources into a single package
  • NSF funded Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is the foundation of new innovative environmental science through a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data
  • NSF Brown Dog  seeks to develop a service that will make past and present un-curated data accessible and useful to scientists and social scientists while also demonstrating the novel science and scholarship that can be conducted from such data
  • NSF funded Geospatial Data Analysis Building Blocks (GABBS) is a project to create a powerful Web-based system that will allow researchers worldwide to manage, curate, share, analyze and visualize geospatial data for purposes ranging from predicting damaging floods to projecting climate change effects on the poor
  • NSF funded Data Exacell (DXC) is a pilot project to create, deploy, and test software and hardware building blocks designed to support data-analytic capabilities for data-intensive scientific research
  • NSF funded SciServer is a revolutionary new way of doing science – a collection of web-based tools and services that make it easy to find and share knowledge in large scientific databases

International Initiatives

  • EUDAT – European Data Infrastructure is a collaborative Data Infrastructure project. A memorandum of understanding for the promotion of interoperable data cyberinfrastructure has been signed with the DataNet Federation Consortium.
  • iCORDI – international project to establish a coordination platform between Europe and the USA.
  • RDA – Research Data Alliance is an international effort to promote interoperability across data management systems.  Within the RDA, the “Practical Policy” working groups is development best practices for policy-based data management.
  • DAITF – Data Access and Interoperability Task Force https://tla.mpi.nl/projects/current-projects/icordi/ to create a global interaction framework, pushing harmonization and standardization with respect to the abstract data architecture and all its essential components.
  • EC-COOPEUS – project to build a Framework for a Sustainable, Transatlantic Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Research Infrastructures-John Orcutt is a participant (unfunded); PI is Christolph Waldmann.
  • TGAC-The Genome Analysis Center; Home to iPlant UK with plans to start using iRODS in a few projects such as Grassroots Genomics.