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== Welcome to the eCrystals Federation Project pages ==
== Welcome to the eCrystals Federation Project pages ==
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This project will establish a solid foundation of crystallography data repositories accross an international group of partner sites, with metadata harvested by a number of aggregrator services. Building on [http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/projects/ebank-uk eBank] Phase 3 results, partners will work together to;
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This project will establish a solid foundation of crystallography data repositories across an international group of partner sites, with metadata harvested by a number of aggregrator services. Building on [http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/projects/ebank-uk eBank-UK] Phase 3 results, partners will work together to;
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* integrate and embed the open data repository approach into current research practice by engaging data centres, librarians, researchers, publishers and third party information providers  
* integrate and embed the open data repository approach into current research practice by engaging data centres, librarians, researchers, publishers and third party information providers  
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* develop approaches to the preservation and curation of scientific data in open repositories
* develop approaches to the preservation and curation of scientific data in open repositories
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The project is led by the [http://www.ncs.chem.soton.ac.uk UK National Crystallography Service] at the University of Southampton with '''core''' partners at [http://www.ukoln.ac.uk UKOLN] (University of Bath), the [http://www.dcc.ac.uk Digital Curation Centre] and the [http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/wikis/wwmm/index.php/Main_Page Unilever Centre] (University of Cambridge).
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The project is led by the [http://www.ncs.chem.soton.ac.uk UK National Crystallography Service] (University of Southampton) with '''core''' partners at [http://www.ukoln.ac.uk UKOLN] (University of Bath), the [http://www.dcc.ac.uk Digital Curation Centre] (Universities of Bath & Edinburgh) and the [http://wwmm.ch.cam.ac.uk/wikis/wwmm/index.php/Main_Page Unilever Centre] (University of Cambridge). The project currently has 14 [http://wiki.ecrystals.chem.soton.ac.uk/index.php/Project_Partners supporting partners].
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The following organisations are '''supporting''' partners of the project:
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The [http://www.iucr.org/ International Union of Crystallography],
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The [http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/ Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre],
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The [http://www.rsc.org/ Royal Society of Chemistry],
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The [http://www.cds.dl.ac.uk Chemical Database Service],
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[http://www.chemistrycentral.com Chemistry Central],
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[http://jiscstore.jot.com/WikiHome StORe],
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[http://claddier.badc.ac.uk/trac CLADDIER],
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The [http://www.rin.ac.uk/ Research Information Network],
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[http://www.reciprocalnet.org/ ReciprocalNet],
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[http://archer.edu.au/ ARCHER],
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The [http://mmsn.net.au/ Molecular and Materials Structure Network] and University of Sydney,
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The [http://www.scitech.ac.uk Science and Technology Facilities Council],
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The [http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/xtal/ University of Glasgow] and
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[http://www.ncl.ac.uk/xraycry/ Newcastle University].
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Latest revision as of 12:41, 9 December 2008

Welcome to the eCrystals Federation Project pages

This project will establish a solid foundation of crystallography data repositories across an international group of partner sites, with metadata harvested by a number of aggregrator services. Building on eBank-UK Phase 3 results, partners will work together to;


  • integrate and embed the open data repository approach into current research practice by engaging data centres, librarians, researchers, publishers and third party information providers
  • harmonise the metadata application profiles from repositories operating on different platforms
  • investigate aggregation issues arising from harvesting metadata from repositories within the networked information environments
  • enable the Federation of institutional archives to interoperate with international subject archives (IUCr and CCDC) and other third party harvesters
  • develop approaches to the preservation and curation of scientific data in open repositories


The project is led by the UK National Crystallography Service (University of Southampton) with core partners at UKOLN (University of Bath), the Digital Curation Centre (Universities of Bath & Edinburgh) and the Unilever Centre (University of Cambridge). The project currently has 14 supporting partners.


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