ARCHER - an enabler of research data management

Ian M Atkinson, Ashley Maurice Buckle, David Groenewegen, Nick Nicholas, Andrew E Treloar, Anthony Beitz

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With new scientific instruments growing exponentially in their capability to generate research data, new infrastructure needs to be developed and deployed to allow researchers to effectively and securely manage their research data from collection to publication. In particular, researchers need to be able to easily acquire data from instruments, store and manage potentially large quantities of data, easily process the data, share research resources and work spaces with colleagues both inside and outside of their institution, search and discover across their accessible collections, and easily publish datasets and related research artefacts. The ARCHER Project has developed production-ready generic e-Research infrastructure including: a Research Repository; Scientific Dataset Managers (both a web and desktop application); Distributed Integrated Multi-Sensor Instrument Middleware; and a Collaborative Workspace Environment. Institutions can selectively deploy these components to greatly assist their researchers in managing their research data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on eScience 2008
EditorsRobert van Engelen, Madhu Govindaraju, Massimo Cafaro
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages246 - 252
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780769535357
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on e-Science 2008 - Univeristy Plave Conference Center & Hotel, Indianapolis, United States of America
Duration: 7 Dec 200812 Dec 2008
Conference number: 4th (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on e-Science 2008
Abbreviated titlee-Science 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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