This is a portal to information about Data and Data Management Plans related to the discipline of Geology.
Identifying and accessing data sets can be a daunting task. This section includes links to various sources of data. It is only a starting point, since this is a rapidly changing area.
Plans for data sharing and data management are increasingly being required by funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation. This section includes information about such requirements, along with a template that can be used as a starting point for writing plans.
A variety of services are available to help with data management and access. The purpose of this section is to link individuals with sources of assistance.
Two major types of repositories for storing data are institutional repositories and discipline-specific repositories. This section provides resources for identifying both types of repositories.
Creating standardized information about data sets that are incorporated into repositories is necessary in order to help seekers identify relevant data sets. This section points toward resources for creating relevant metadata in the geosciences.
This sections points to organizations that have a strong interest in geological data.
There are a variety of subjects related to both geosciences and data. This section provides added information.
See also: Westra, B., et al, 2010, Selected Internet Resources on Digital Research Data Curation: Issues in Science and Technology Libraries, Fall.