Data, data everywhere but not a byte to read: Managing monitoring information

Susan G. Stafford

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The problem of managing scientific information for widespread availability and use can be overwhelming. At Oregon State University, the Quantitative Sciences Group has found a workable solution. The group has developed a Forest Science Data Bank (FSDB) to house data generated by scientists and collaborating researchers in the Andrews Long-Term Ecological Research program. Today the FSDB houses some 2400 data sets from over 350 existing ecological studies and adds about 20 new studies yearly. This paper describes what we have learned in setting up the FSDB as a facility that can be used by researchers who both deposit information in and retrieve information from the FSDB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-141
Number of pages17
JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1993


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