Providing Access to Your Data: Access Mechanisms

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This training module is part of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (or ESIP Federation's) Data Management for Scientists Short Course.  The subject of this module is "Access Mechanisms".  The module was authored by Robert R. Downs from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center which is operated by CIESIN – the Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University.  Besides the ESIP Federation, sponsors of this Data Management for Scientists Short Course are the Data Conservancy and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  This module is available in both presentation slide and video formats.

In this module, we plan to give you some background and context for the topic and describe its relevance to data management.  We’d like to introduce you to a way to think about the parties who can provide access to your data, and some of the mechanisms that might be used.  We’ll discuss some community considerations and resource considerations for access, and, finally describe some access mechanisms that can be offered by data centers.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Robert R. Downs
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States - CC BY 3.0 US
Access Cost: 
No fee
Citation - format of the preferred citation for the learning resource: 
Downs, R.R. 2012. “Local Data Management - Providing Access to Your Data: Access Mechanisms.” In Data Management for Scientists Short Course, edited by Ruth Duerr and Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners: ESIP Commons. doi:10.7269/P3S46PVB
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data access methods
Data management
Data publication
Data user community
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Saturday, December 1, 2012
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doi:10.7269/P3S46PVB
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DOI
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Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP Federation)
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Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contributor Name: 
Name: 
Ruth E. Duerr
Type: 
Writing – Review & Editing
Name: 
Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich
Type: 
Writing – Review & Editing
Name: 
Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich
Type: 
Voiceover Video Performer
Contributor Organization(s): 
Name: 
ICSU - World Data System (WDS)
Type: 
Endorser
Contact Person(s): 
Robert R. Downs
Contact Organization(s): 
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ESIP Data Management for Scientists Short Course
Framework Node: ESIP Data Management For Scientists Short Course: 
Local Data Management