top of page

DeCODER

Democratized Cyberinfrastructure for Open Discovery to Enable Research
geocodes-decoder.png

Standardize how scientific data is described

  • Allow search engines for scientific data to support discoverability AND

  • Facilitate the usage of the data

The new NSF CSSI Democratized Cyberinfrastructure for Open Discovery to Enable Research (DeCODER) project will expand and extend the successful EarthCube GeoCODES framework and community to unify data and tool description and reuse across geoscience domains.  (See announcement.)

Adoption of science-on-schema

 

The internet works because of defined standards and protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, HTTP, HTML). This allows software, which must be sustained, to change and evolve over time, with better software with new features to emerge (e.g. new browsers, new web servers), while still allowing everything to just work from the user perspective.


That’s what we are doing here for research data through the adoption of science-on-schema.

DeCODER will continue to partner with ESIP and the Council of Data Facilities with the adoption of this standard across the partnering geoscience data centers, building search aggregators that can now crawl data center collections and  construct a centralized index by which users, or other software through a provided API, can find data of interest across all available sources.

Image by Gatis Marcinkevics
tianhao-zhang-TaIsz3PkTsI-unsplash.jpg

Science applications 

 

To understand and address critical geosciences challenges we must find and leverage data and tools from across national and international facilities and programs. While building a flexible and extensible framework to fit many geosciences domains, the DeCODER project will also work with three specific communities, to ensure a tight connection to real science needs:
 

  • low-temperature geochemistry

  • ecological forecasting

  • deep ocean observing

 

DeCODER Team

kenton.jpg

Kenton McHenry

Cyberinfrastructure

NCSA-University of Illinois

ZhangShuang.jpg

Shuang Zhang

Biochemical Cycles

Texas A&M University

KirkpatrickChristine.jpg

Christine Kirkpatrick

Cyberinfrastructure

SDSC-UC San Diego

quinn.jpg

Thomas Quinn

Ecology

Virginia Tech

karen stocks.jpg

Karen Stocks

Ocean Science

SIO-UC San Diego

carl.jpg

Carl Boettiger

Ecology

UC Berkeley

Wen.width-500.jpg

Tao Wen

Hydrochemistry

Syracuse University

lschreiber_2019_400_01.jpg

Lynne Schreiber

Coordination

SDSC-UC San Diego

ncsa-logo.png
SDSClogo-plusname-red.jpeg
UCSD-SIO-logo.png
virginia.png
nsf logo.jpg

This work is supported through the National Science Foundation award # 2209863.

bottom of page