Texas Digital Library Conference System, TCDL 2012

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Implementation of a Texas-Sized Research Data Repository
Chris Jordan

Building: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Room: Amphitheatre 204
Date: 2012-05-25 09:15 AM – 09:35 AM
Last modified: 2012-04-25


At the end of 2010, the Regents of the University of Texas funded an investment of $23 million in research cyberinfrastructure, including a replicated, multi-petabyte research data repository and a dedicated research network linking all 15 UT campuses. The Texas Advanced Computing Center has led the effort to design and deploy the research data repository, which is now operational and supporting researchers from Austin to El Paso. This presentation will discuss the human and technical challenges of deploying large-scale research data infrastructure, and provide an overview of the design from a non-technical standpoint, explaining the concept of operation for the project, how it is situated relative to projects like TDL, and how staff at TACC have worked to engage and educate researchers from all UT campuses to make use of this valuable resource. Future directions for the project, including long-term preservation, will also be addressed.


research data management ; repository management ; cyberinfrastructure

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