Empowering Long Tail Research
A study funded by the National Science Foundation


Big science. Small labs.

The challenge of “big data” is felt by everyone, from international teams to “teams of one.” Small laboratories need services and tools to help them make full use—and be good stewards—of the valuable research data they collect and create.


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  • Data integration for teams of small labs Bill Howe, one of our IELTR principal investigators, collaborated on an experiment in February 2013 that demonstrated the benefits of software-as-a-service to participants in an interdisciplinary ocean ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2013, 8:04 AM by Lee Liming
  • Get your data where it needs to be In most people's experience, moving data from one system to another isn't a big deal. If it's a single document, a spreadsheet, or even a video or ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2013, 9:18 AM by Lee Liming
  • Decoding deep sea oceanographic teams The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) is a National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center. Its aim is to foster a network of researchers who study ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2013, 11:32 AM by Lee Liming
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