Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/23/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Information systems for managing research data from the Long-term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) program are implemented at site and network levels. Different information management tools are necessary to manage a variety of data types. There is no one-size fits all solution for managing all LTAR data. Data types range from a collection of smaller heterogeneous data, which rely on rich metadata documentation and standardization for integration, to large homogeneous data that require high performance computing hardware. Six examples of data work are presented to illustrate how systems are being designed and implemented to accommodate a variety of data and to envision how components of these distributed systems can be federated to support information management of the LTAR Network.