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A System for publishing Scientific Data

System for Publishing Scientific Data


The web has revolutionised the dissemination of scientific knowledge. Scientific data is almost universally stored in some database or data format, and these digital repositories are not only the source material for publishing data, they are also -- through annotations -- increasingly used as a vehicle of communication between scientists. Moreover, scientists are making increasing use of XML or a related data format to describe the form in which they will publish or share data.

Publishing scientific data currently relies on an ad hoc assemblage of software that is inadequate for much of the task. The key question is: given the a community standard for publishing data, how can we improve the situation? We need to ensure that what we publish conforms to the standard. We want to use this and other standards in the vital task of data integration. We need to use the standard as a framework for annotation. The standard is useful in efficient archiving. Finally security and access should be based on the standard.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: EPSRC Computing Science
Grant Value: £337,825.00
Start Date: 01/07/2004
End Date: 30/06/2007
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: EPSRC

Project Members
Prof Peter Buneman (Local)

Collaborating Organisations
National e-Science Centre
School of Physics (University of Edinburgh)

Component(s) Project Develops
This project is not associated with any components at present.

Application Area(s) associated with Project
This project is not associated with any application areas at present.


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