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This guide is to provide links to publications and other resources related to cyberinfrastructure and e-Science as well as data management.


This research guide is designed to provide links to literature related to cyberinfrastructure and e-Science. Questions? Please contact Ye Li  or Valerie Waldron.

Online Videos on Cyberinfrastructure


Online Videos on Data Management


Publications from Library Associations

ACRL2012 Academic Libraries and Research Data Services: Current Practices and Plans for the Future Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012
ARL2010  E-Science and Data Support Services : A Study of ARL Member Institutions,  Association of Research Libraries (ARL), August 2010. Also see the E-Science Survey Resource page for useful links
LastMile Tracy Gabridge, "The Last Mile: The Liaison Role in Curating Science and Engineering Research Data," Research Library Issues, no. 265 (Aug. 2009)
CARL2009 Research Data: Unseen Opportunities An Awareness Toolkit commissioned by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), 2009
  Agenda for Developing E-Science in Research Libraries , Association of Research Libraries (ARL), November 2007.
roleoflibraries_ECMHL The role of libraries in e-Science. European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries. June 2008. Presentation video.

What is Cyberinfrastructure?

"Cyberinfrastructure consists of computing systems, data storage systems, advanced instruments and data repositories, visualization environments, and people, all linked by high speed networks to make possible scholarly innovation and discoveries not otherwise possible." -- from IUITS Knowledge Base (What is Cyberinfrastructure?, IU)

"Cyberinfrastructure is poised to revolutionize many science and engineering disciplines. Individual researchers will have the power of the world's highest-performance digital resources at their disposal." -- from Cyberinfrastructure (A Special Report, NSF)

Cyberinfrastructure is often discussed together with e-Science, which include any science fields share teamed and networked research approaches.

NSF Cyberinfrastructure-TEAM (CI-TEAM) Related URLs

NSF Publications on Cyberinfrastructure and Data Sharing


Atkins Report Revolutionizing Science and Engineering Through Cyberinfrastructure: Report of Blue-Ribbon Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure , January 2003. Also called Atkins Report.
CyberSpecialReportNSF Cyberinfrastructure (A Special Report from NSF), updated June 2006.
CIvision21NSF Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery, March 2007
FosterLerningNSF Fostering Learning in the Networked World: The Cyberlearning Opportunity and Challenge , June 2008
NSFSupportedRI NSF-Supported Research Infrastructure: Enabling Discovery, Innovation and Learning , 2009
virtualOrganizationNSF Beyond Being There: A Blueprint for Advancing the Design, Development, and Evaluation of Virtual Organizations, May 2008
CampusBridging National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure Taskforce on Campus Bridging, Final Report, March 2011 
Cyberlearning National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure Taskforce on Cyber Learning and Workforce Development, Final Report,  March 2011
DataVsullization National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure Taskforce on Data and Visulization, Final Report,  March 2011
GrandChallengeTF National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure Taskforce on Grand Challenge Final Report,  March 2011
HPC National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure Taskforce on High Performance Computating Final Report,  March 2011
Software National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure Taskforce on Software for Science and Engineering Final Report,  March 2011
reportbudget Digital research data sharing and management, Task Force on Data Policies, Committee on Strategy and Bidget, National Science Board, December 2011

Cyberinfrastructure for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21): Advanced Computing Infrastructure Vision and Strategic Plan. Feburary 2012

Publications from Other National Agencies

LongliveddigitaldataNSB Long-Lived Digital Data Collections Enabling Research and Education in the 21st Century , National Science Board, Spetember 2005
grandchallengeNITRD Grand Challenges: Science, Engineering, and Societal Advances, Requiring Networking and Information Technology Research and Development , National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development, Third Print, November 2006
harnessdatapower Harnessing the Power of Digital Data for Science and Society, Report of the Interagency Working Group on Digital Data to the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council, January 2009
ResearchDataAccessibilityNAS Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age , National Academy of Scienc, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine of the National Academices, 2009
Big Data: A Workshop Report  Committee for Science and Technology Challenges to U.S. National Secirity Interests, Divison on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of The National Academies, 2012 
attribution For Attribution -- Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards: Summary of an International Workshop Board on Research Data and Information; Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Counci, 2012

Publications from Other Organizations

BRTF2010 Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information, Blue Ribbon Task Force Final Report, Feb 2010
fourthParadigm The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery, Microsoft Research, 2nd print, 2009
to2020scienceMS Towards 2020 Science, Microsoft Research, 2006
JISC2008 Infrastructure Planning and Data Curation, A comparative Study of International Approaches to Enabling the Sharing of Research Data, Nov, JISC, DCC, 2008

Publications from Other Countries

GRDI2020_channel GRDI2020 Preliminary Roadmap Report "Global Scientific Data Infrastructures: The Big Data Challenges", GRDI 2020 (A Vision for Global Research Data Infrastructures0, January 2011
Unlocking_GRDIvision2030 Riding the wave – How Europe can gain from the rising tide of scientific data,Final Report of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data - A submission to the European Commission – October 2010