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- About the National Ecosystem Data Bank
National ecosystem data bank (EcoDB) is a public professional scientific data repository supported by the National Ecosystem Science Data Center (NESDC) for researchers in ecology and related fields, which provides long-term preservation, publication, sharing and access services of scientific data. It makes EcoDB a force of the new horizon for open science. EcoDB provides services for both individual researchers and scientific journals. Individuals can use this repository to store, manage and publish scientific data, get feedback from others on the data, and discover scientific data shared by others through this repository. Journals can use the repository to gather, manage and review the supporting data of submitted paper. At the same time, journals can timely publish these supporting data according to their own data policies.
EcoDB is based on the strong and stable infrastructure of NESDC. By using many technologies and means, like metadata, quality audit, data version management, DOI, sharing mode selection, it can ensure the long-term preservation, sustainable management and permanent access of data, while respecting the rights and intersts of data owners. EcoDB makes the published data discoverable, interpretable, quotable, reusable and evaluable, and promots the development of opening and sharing of scientific data in ecology and related fields.
- Key features
EcoDB is now equipped with an optimized search engine to enhance the findability of all published data.
Unique data identifier
EcoDB is equipped with automated DOI registration and administration to ensure a unique identifier for each published dataset. It supports the registration and authentication by both DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and CSTR (Chinese Science and Technology Resource) systems.
Open and sharing data
While respecting authors’ intellectual property, EcoDB advocates and supports data open and sharing under Creative Commons license CC0.
EcoDB provides online access to the metadata and data files of any published dataset.
EcoDB is equipped with tools for standardized metadata collection and automated data identifier registration. A standard citation format is recommended for each data resource to ensure its citable.
EcoDB enables provenance of all the data resources uploaded, by recording, publishing, and annotating all the historical versions.
ScienceDB is a database covering all subjects that supports the uploading of data files of any format.
EcoDB guarantees that all uploaded data and published resources are permanently accessible.
At EcoDB, the impact of each dataset is represented from multiple dimensions and at various granularities.
EcoDB provides data management services ranging from quality control, access control, version management, among others.
Programs and third-part services can use published datasets and open services of EcoDB by Open APIs provided by the website.