ESS-DIVE launched in July 2017, and is currently in the process of implementing a new archive designed to provide long-term stewardship and use of data from observational, experimental and modeling activities in the DOE in the Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR) and Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) Programs in the Environmental System Science (ESS) activity.
ESS-DIVE provides a repository for ESS research data that is critical to advanced understanding of terrestrial and subsurface ecosystems. ESS-DIVE data contributors will be able to archive and version their data and metadata, obtain data digital object identifiers (DOIs), search for and access ESS data and metadata via web and programmatic portals, and provide data and metadata in standardized forms.
If your data is generated by or used by a SBR or TES Program project and you would like to store your data in ESS-DIVE or obtain a letter of support for a proposal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Parts of the services including DOI assignment are already available.
If you are interested in archiving data in ESS-DIVE that is not sponsored by ESS but is of potential value to a DOE project, contact us at email@example.com.
How to Archive Data Using ESS-DIVE
ESS-DIVE will store “data packages,” which are best described as a collection of related data files and metadata. These may be data from a sensor or a network of sensors, data from a field campaign or experiment, software for analysis or modeling, model setup and results.
- A user wishing to submit data to the archive gathers the files to be included in a data package, and uploads them to the archive via a web portal or automatically via a web services interface.
- The user specifies metadata associated with the data package, including author and citation information, as well as links to related data packages. This information can be updated at a later date.
- The user then submits the data package, and receives a system-assigned unique identifier for the data package. The data contributor will receive information about data downloads and usage.