Introduction to the National Data Service Consortium

This week, I am attending the National Data Service (NDS) Consortium workshop, hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO on June 12 and 13 2014.  The NDS is, to quote from the web page an “emerging vision of how scientists and researchers across all disciplines can find, reuse, and publish data. It is an international federation of data providers, data aggregators, community-specific federations, publishers, and cyberinfrastructure providers. It builds on the data archiving and sharing efforts under way within specific communities and links them together with a common set of tools.”

Approximately 60 people representing many data intensive fields are attending, and I will be writing about the workshop’s festivities.  To start, you can find a collection of position papers here. I would recommend starting with The National Data Service: a vision for accelerating discovery through data sharing, v1.3.1, by Ed Seidel et al. A good primer, though, is a set of four slides that I will reproduce here:




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