What is it ?● Building a repository for data sets ○ data can be deposited ○ updated ○ published to Research Data Australia● Researcher retains ownership of data ○ can decide what can/should be made public
Context● Built on the back of two ANDS funded projects ○ Seeding the Commons ■ Identify existing datasets, including orphan and legacy datasets and publish descriptions of them in Research Data Australia ■ ANU Data Commons metadata will be sufficient for data to be discovered and accessed. ○ Data Capture ■ Build workflows and mechanisms in Earth Sciences, Optical Astronomy, Phenomics, and Digital Humanities to capture research data as it is generated and publish it
Theres third related project ...Metadata stores● aims to provide a virtual solution that will tie together information about individual researchers identity and their research (grants, publications, other outputs and research data), thus providing a whole of institution view of scholarly research.
Technology● Based on Fedora Commons ○ rich access control ○ web interface to allow researchers to upload, update, publish data ○ also a command line tool that is scriptable for automated upload
Storage● Storage including backup provided by DOI storage infrastructure● Currently no restrictions on size or type of data deposited
Progress● Almost here ○ most functionality present ○ data can be deposited and retrived ○ collection records can be published to RDA ○ Keen to work with researchers to get data into the ANU Data Commons and flowing into RDA during the Beta phase. ○ In November there will be a user interface for self deposit.
Populating the commons● Lisa Bradley seconded from library to conduct audit of datasets ○ will be contacting yourselves and individual researchers about data ○ you may get queries from your researchers ○ Aim is to get at least 50 data sets into Research Data Australia● Happy to work withindividual researchers to upload data during open beta