It is essential for the NERC Thematic Programme 'Understanding the Micro-to-Macro Behaviour of Rock-Fluid Systems' (µ2M) to have an organisational and technical infrastructure in place to ensure that the data requirements of both the researchers and the end-user communities are satisfied. Such an infrastructure should ensure that any data brought together or generated by the projects are managed to the agreed standards and made available for the duration of the programme and beyond.
NERC Data Policy requires that recipients of NERC grants offer to deposit, with NERC, a copy of datasets resulting from NERC-funded research, for use by other bonafide researchers. These datasets are then accorded long-term stewardship by NERC. In order to ensure long-term security and archiving of data arising from the µ2M Programme, and hence to conform to the requirements of the NERC Data Policy, the tasks associated with data management should remain the responsibility of the relevant NERC Data Centre, and a Data Manager assigned to the Project. The National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) is required to fulfil this requirement for the µ2M Programme.
Overall tasks and specific deliverables are summarised below:
The Data Centre will provide the data management infrastructure for the Programme by:
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