About the Project
Made possible by the collaborative research efforts of the NorthAtlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO) and collaborators at research institutions across the US, UK, and Europe, and funded by two successful NSF awards (cyberNABO 1.0 and cyberNABO 2.0 - SMA 1519660 and1637076), the dataARC project encompasses the creation of this shared and distributed cyberinfrastructure. The project began with cyberNABO 1.0 (the exploratory phase) which involved assessing the NABO data landscape, evaluating the CI needs of the NABO research community, creating concept maps to semantically link diverse datasets, and developing a data discovery and visualization prototype. The current phase, cyberNABO 2.0, has successfully linked 15 critical databases through standardized data management and handling practices and semantically-enabled mapping of the research concepts identified in phase 1. For more on how these datasets have been linked together please visit the Synthesis pages of the website.
Necessitating the perspectives and contributions of different domain specialists and the compilation of data from diverse sources, dataARC brings together researchers from archaeology, saga studies, tephrochronology, and paleoecology with technical specialists who are experts in database management, software development, and analytical tool creation. This unique merger of backgrounds and expertise combined with a collective drive to share data and create open and distributable cyberinfrastructure is a core strength of the dataARC project. Read more about the international research team members participating in dataARC.