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Research Project: Improved Management to Balance Production and Conservation in Great Plains Rangelands

Location: Rangeland Resources & Systems Research

Title: Network cyberinfrastructure as a shared platform to support multi-site research

Author
item Kaplan, Nicole
item Arthur, Dan
item Armendariz, Gerardo
item Vandenberg, Bruce

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/23/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Multi-site research across the Long-term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network requires access to data and information. We present some existing examples where you can get data from across the network and summarize the rich inventory of measurements taken across LTAR sites. But data management support for multi-site research requires coordinated cyber-infrastructure for transformation of data to knowledge to occur. An emerging network cyberinfrastructure is composed of people, hardware they use and reliable and nimble applications and tools for working with data. We are growing that infrastructure within projects and following a data life cycle in parallel with the research process. We still need to coordinate our approach and consider cyberinfrastructure as a coherent information management platform for LTAR.