We're aware of stuff coming down from federal websites. Please help us prioritize our work by telling us which datasets are most important to you

Please fill out one of two surveys linked below. Both ask you to identify the 10 sets of federal environmental and climate data most important to your research.

 

These survey results will inform the work of a community of researchers, librarians, and technologists collaborating to build data refuge in uncertain times for fact-based arguments. 

 

Many institutions are planning to host DataRescue events in early 2017, all contribute to expanding safe data refuge. The efforts will include web harvesting to augment the efforts of End of Term Harvest. However, not all data can be gathered in this way, and so we are working with partners to help ensure that this data too remains available. Data collected at these events will be stored in secure and trustworthy repositories with their provenance documented in order to maintain integrity and citability.

 

These data rescue events will be most effective if organizers can point participants to specific, especially valued, collections of data. By distributing the survey results to organizers we can help avoid redundant efforts across events.

 

Please submit your top ten data sets that need to be secured. We will be collecting lists from hundreds of scientists and researchers and will use them to produce a prioritized list.

 

Many thanks for your participation.