The Data Conservancy, a Public Dataset under the purview of the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, announced a partnership with IEEE, and Portico to design and prototype a data curation infrastructure that connects published research and associated data sets for the long-term benefit of researchers worldwide. This two-year project, which is supported by a $602,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will result in the development of a service that will build, store, update, and retrieve the connections among publications and data, and preserve those connections over the long-term.
The full press release can be read here.
The Data Conservancy community includes university libraries, national data centers, national research labs and information science research and education programs. The common theme of DC’s efforts is recognizing the need for institutional and community solutions to digital research data collection, curation and preservation challenges.