RESOURCES

Data Management Decision Tree

A step-by-step guide to documenting and publishing data and tools.


NKN Data Checklist

Brochure


Intermediate Metadata

Track pertinent information needed to write final standards-based metadata (biophysical worksheet, social worksheet)


UI Library Data Management Planning

Resources from the UI Library including a Data Management Planning Checklist, Data Management Plan examples, templates, and links.

Michener 2015. Ten Simple Rules for Creating a Good Data Management Plan PLoS Comput Biol 11(10): e1004525

Borer et al. 2009. Some Simple Guidelines for Effective Data Management. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 2009: April.

Hampton et al. 2015. The Tao of open science for ecology. Ecosphere 6(7):120.
makes a case for a shift to open science and gives overview of best practices and tools to facilitate this shift

Nosek et al. 2015. Promoting an open research culture. Science 348 (6242).
describes transparency and openness guidelines agreed to by a group of leading journals; see list of journal signatories to these guidelines

EZID

EZID promotes open sharing by allowing the content creator to establish a permanent link to the object. NKN has the capacity to issue Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) through our relationship with EZID and the California Digital Library.


DataONE

The DataONE Investigator Toolkit is a collection of software tools for finding, using, and contributing data in DataONE.

View the NKN DataONE Dashboard


DataUp

DataUp is an open source tool to help researchers document, manage, and archive their tabular data.

Data Basin

Data Basin is a science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship.


USGS BISON

Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is a a unique, web-based Federal resource for finding species in the U. S. and territories.


USGS Geo Data Portal

The USGS Geo Data Portal (GDP) project provides scientists and environmental resource managers access to downscaled climate projections and other data resources that are otherwise difficult to access and manipulate.


ScienceBase

ScienceBase provides a data cataloging and collaborative data management platform for USGS scientists and partners.

OwnCloud

OwnCloud is NKN's cloud storage, similar to DropBox.

How to use OwnCloud:


THREDDS

NKN's THREDDS Data Server (TDS) is a web server that provides metadata and data access for scientific datasets, using a variety of remote data access protocols (e.g., OPeNDAP, OGC WMS and WCS, HTTP).

UI Library Data Management Planning

Resources from the UI Library including a Data Management Planning Checklist, Data Management Plan examples, templates, and links.


Digital Initiatives

The Digital Initiatives department works to preserve and make accessible collections from the library, the University of Idaho, and the State of Idaho via its digitization, database, and digital archiving services.


Idaho Waters Digital Library

The Idaho Waters Digital Library provides access to information about water issues in key Idaho river basins with particular emphasis on the Coeur d'Alene and Boise Basins.


INSIDE Idaho

INSIDE Idaho (Interactive Numeric & Spatial Information Data Engine) is the official geospatial data clearinghouse for the State of Idaho.


IQ Station

The IQ-Station is an immersive, 3-D visualization tool allowing UI researchers to interact with complex spatial datasets.


VIVO

VIVO is a research-focused discovery tool that enables collaboration across all disciplines at the University of Idaho. Fed from institutional and publicly accessible data, VIVO includes a network of experts, web profiles, and an archive of publications.