DaLI: A Data Lifecycle Instrument Toward the Reproducibility of Scientific Research
TimeThursday, 19 November 20208:30am - 5pm EDT
DescriptionWith the ever-increasing volume, velocity and variety of data that is created from research lab instruments come the challenges of meeting the increased demands for transferring, storing, analyzing, sharing and publishing these data. To address these challenges in data management and computation, the University of Chicago Research Computing Center designed and deployed a Data Lifecycle Instrument (DaLI) for managing and sharing data from instruments, observations and simulations. DaLI is a high-performance computing storage and compute platform that provides access to high-end hardware and specialized software tools to allow researchers to securely transfer, organize, catalog and distribute large quantities of data and associated metadata. DaLI makes it possible to share, reproduce and preserve the research products. The collection of reproducible data and metadata requires new tools and platforms that facilitate data curation and management. DaLI offers an opportunity to engage next-generation students and researchers working with instrument data and HPC.