ACADIS Expands Data Management Services
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The Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (ACADIS) system has expanded to meet data management needs of all research projects sponsored by the NSF’s Arctic Sciences Division. ACADIS, funded in 2011 with investigators from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), builds on the Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (CADIS) project that supported data management needs associated with the Arctic Observing Network (AON). The updated ACADIS Gateway portal (http://www.aoncadis.org) now provides data preservation and access services for all projects funded by Arctic Natural Sciences (ANS), Arctic System Sciences (ARCSS), and Arctic Social Sciences (ASSP) programs.
ACADIS offers data management planning, sharing, preservation, and consultation to the arctic research community. Second year activities have included infrastructure augmentation and metadata work that will enable additional services such as cross-archives searches. Based on user feedback the ACADIS team has improved the data submission forms to better facilitate data sharing. ACADIS also now provides a citation and corresponding Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for submitted data. To submit data, contact ACADIS Support (support [at] aoncadis [dot] org).
Several ACADIS team members plan to attend the 2012 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference 3 – 7 December in San Francisco, California. They will be available at the NSIDC or NCAR booths to answer questions about the data management services.
For more information about ACADIS, go to: http://www.aoncadis.org or contact Mark Serreze (serreze [at] nsidc [dot] org) or Jim Moore (jmoore [at] ucar [dot] edu).