Email from Aron Stubbins (Aron.Stubbins@skio.uga.edu) 6 December 2016:
Myself, Rob Fatland (ccd) and an international team of researchers have been developing a data system for dissolved organic matter data that provides novel, standardized ways to process the data allowing better comparison of data across studies, state-of-the-science processing to groups outside of the core groups developing these techniques, plus other more common data system attributes (archiving, indexing, DOIs etc.).
We have been developing on a shoestring budget and to make the system sustainable and fully functional for the community, we need some additional support. Could we discuss how we might tie into DataONE both functionally (potential connections between data bases) and where we might get funding through DataONE or related programs.
Rob Fatland (firstname.lastname@example.org) said in subsequent email 14 December 2016:
I think that the technical steps will not be terribly daunting when we get ready to coordinate with DataONE and it follows the API-driven federation model which we favor, so that's great.
NEXT STEPS: Laura to set up exploratory meeting with Geometabolome.