J-GLOBAL ID:202010001925101912   Research Resource code:NBDC01939 Update date:Jul. 09, 2020

The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity: KNB

The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity: KNB
Owning Organization:
  • DataONE
  • NCEAS (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis)
Resource classification: Data,Database
Tag (data type)  (3): Environment ,  Bibliography/Documents ,  Repository
Species (1): All (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 1)
An international repository intended to facilitate ecological and environmental research.
For scientists, the KNB is an efficient way to share, discover, access and interpret complex ecological data. Due to rich contextual information provided with KNB data, scientists are able to integrate and analyze data with less effort. The data originate from a highly-distributed set of field stations, laboratories, research sites, and individual researchers. The foundation of the KNB is the rich, detailed metadata provided by researchers that collect data, which promotes both automated and manual integration of data into new projects.
As part of the KNB effort, data management software is developed in a free and open source manner, so other groups can build upon the tools. The KNB is powered by the Metacat data management system, and is optimized for handling data sets described using the Ecological Metadata Language, but can store any XML-based metadata document.
Source: FAIRsharing
Record maintainer: See the corresponding part in the FAIRsharing record
Record license: Creative Commons Attribution and Share-alike (CC-BY-SA) International 4.0 license

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