Ocean Networks Canada invites attendees to learn about our approach to citing dynamic and heterogeneous datasets. We leverage advances from the research data management community such as Research Data Alliance Data Citation Working Group’s recommendations, the Research Organization Registry (ROR) emergence, ROR integration within the DataCite schema, and revised Earth Sciences Information Partners citation guidelines. Even so, there were conceptual, technical and sustainability barriers to overcome. To allow users to cite the exact dataset subset and version, we refactored our infrastructure and curation processes to handle query details and versioning provenance. Substantial effort went into supporting geospatial extents for fixed-position, mobile and remote-sensing instruments. These improvements are represented in landing pages, web services and documentation. While manual intervention remains for curatorial reasons, the vast majority of our implementation is automated. We hope our experience assists other repositories in plans to meet FAIR and TRUST Principles. This work was funded by CANARIE.
Reyna Jenkyns is the Data Stewardship Manager at Ocean Networks Canada. She has been closely involved in metadata management, data acquisition, expedition support and interoperability initiatives at ONC for more than a decade. She is active within the research data management community through working groups and committees, including as a board member for the CoreTrustSeal. She received her Bachelor of Mathematics in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and her Master of Science in Ocean Physics at the University of Victoria.
Chantel Ridsdale is a Data Steward at Ocean Networks Canada. She works on data management best practices, processes, procedures, policies, and standards for various projects and programs at ONC. Additionally, she maintains instruments, and expedition metadata and data records for reuse in Oceans 2.0. Chantel has a Masters of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University and became interested in data management as it provided an interesting new path for her degree and an opportunity to influence an increasingly important avenue for research.
Melissa Cuthill is a Data Steward at Ocean Networks Canada. With an academic background in Psychology and Library & Information Studies, her interests converge in a conviction about the importance of research data management to scientific reproducibility, which she will lecture you about, ad nauseam, at the slightest opportunity. She works to ensure ONC’s voluminous data is described well enough for users to find, understand, and be able to reuse it.
This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.