General Description and Scope
ECTS-GD fosters the recovery of historical data that is currently unavailable to promote new research. To this purpose, OTS will support senior scientists who own dark data (unpublished, unavailable) that was collected at one of the OTS research stations, to work with a data manager with the purpose of digitizing the data, building the metadata and posting it into the new OTS DataONE node.
OTS accepts applications from senior scientists who owns dark data (unpublished or otherwise unavailable ) that was collected in one or more OTS stations.
What the grant covers
The fellowship cover airfare, up to three weeks stay at an OTS research station, and the time of a data manager to assist the researcher with digitizing the data, building the metadata and posting it into the new OTS DataONE node.
Applicants should complete the application cover sheet (download) and submit a proposal. While there is no specific proposal format, it should include the following:
- Describe the scope of the work they intend to accomplish, the type of data that is intended to be recovered (i.e., digitized, curated, and archived), the location(s) and where and when the data was collected, and the expected products.
- Indicate the commitment to post the recovered data in the OTS DataONE repository at the end of their grant, and to share it for further re-use.
- Indicate the tentative dates.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Science Director to discuss the data manager´s availability, prior to the proposal submission.
Applications and inquiries should be sent via e-mail to:
Las Cruces Station Director