GRIIDC Services

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GRIIDC offers a comprehensive suite of data management services. Please contact GRIIDC to request a quote. When requesting your quote, please provide an estimate of the total size of data and a brief list of the types of data that GRIIDC would be required to manage. Please explain if the request is for a single dataset less than 25 GB or if you would like to use our services for your grant funding agency, institution, or large research project.

Data Management Planning

A data management plan (DMP) describes data that will be generated by a project, and how this data will be organized, managed, and stored throughout the course of the project. GRIIDC assists researchers in creating DMPs to facilitate sharing through GRIIDC or another data archive.

Data Management Training

GRIIDC provides one-on-one or group trainings via webinars, workshops, guidance documents, and meetings covering data management best practices, data management planning, and data submission.

Data Storage

GRIIDC repository applications and working data are hosted on locally hosted virtual machines at two physically separated data centers Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Application code and datasets under 25GB are backed up with the virtual machines to an Rubrik enterprise cloud backup solution. Long-term archive copies of datasets under 25 GB are backed up via Amazon Web Services (AWS) Glacier cloud every 6 months. Large datasets over 25 GB are archived via AWS Glacier Deep Archive.

Data Curation

Datasets are curated by subject matter experts who ensure data are well-described, do not contain published materials, are in non-proprietary formats, and contain all data necessary to reproduce the dataset. GRIIDC staff work with researchers to obtain the necessary metadata and raw data produced from a project.

Data Distribution

GRIIDC datasets are issued digital object identifiers (DOIs) and are made searchable on the GRIIDC search page. GRIIDC is a DataONE member node, which harvests GRIIDC metadata and is listed in the Registry of Research Data Repositories, further increasing transparency of data. A portion of oceanographic datasets are also submitted to the National Centers for Environmental Information to aid in discoverability.

Data Tracking

Researchers, managers, and funders can use the GRIIDC dataset monitoring page to track the status of GRIIDC datasets throughout the data package review process.

Dataset-Publication Linking

Datasets are linked with associated publications providing a connection between the two resources. The publication information is displayed on the dataset landing page.