Central Data Services in Multidisciplinary Environmental Research Projects - The data-management of the DFG research unit 816

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Title:Main Title: Central Data Services in Multidisciplinary Environmental Research Projects - The data-management of the DFG research unit 816
Descriptions:Abstract: The multidisciplinary research unit 'Biodiversity and Sustainable Management of a Megadiverse Mountain Ecosystem in South Ecuador' established a central data management system to provide the members with all gathered scientific data. Additionally, to the database functionality of the system the web based layout is capable to present general information on the research unit to the public and support accounting and administration of the project. All parts of the system are implemented using open-source or free software. A major task is the allocation of a sophisticated and detailed metadata scheme. The standardized ecological metadata language (EML) is used as the basis for metadata information stored in a relational database. The describing datatypes are highly modular and can be expanded if necessary. Data input and searching is implemented through a dynamic webinterface with easy to use forms. This is important to increase the acceptance of the system by users. Searching the database is possible by strings for keywords, authors, etc. or by geographic locations. Except for gridded data, all single values of the datasets are stored in relational tables and thus, it is possible to extract only parts of a whole dataset during data download. While the system is already operational, modifications and new features are continuously implemented.
Series Information: Proceedings of the Data Management Workshop, 29-30 October 2009, University of Cologne, Germany, Kölner Geographische Arbeiten, 90, pp. 59-64
Identifier:10.5880/TR32DB.KGA90.11 (DOI)
Related Resource:Is Part Of 0454-1294 (ISBN)
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Creators:Dietrich Göttlicher (Author), Maik Dobbermann (Author), Thomas Nauss (Author), Jörg Bendix (Author)
Contributors:Constanze Curdt (Editor), Georg Bareth (Editor), Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 32 (Meteorological Institute, University of Bonn) (Data Manager), University of Cologne (Regional Computing Centre (RRZK)) (Hosting Institution)
Publisher:Geographisches Institut der Universität zu Köln - Kölner Geographische Arbeiten
Publication Year:2010
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Data Type:Text - Book Section
Sizes:1005 Kilobytes
6 Pages
File Size:1005 KB
Dates:Created: 29.10.2009
Issued: 20.04.2010
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Metadata Creator:Constanze Curdt
Metadata Created:05.08.2013
Metadata Last Updated:05.08.2013
Funding Phase:1
Metadata Language:English
Metadata Version:V50
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