Data science questions for the survey

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

Data Science Use Cases and Questions that the Survey should consider

What metadata fields should be maintained?

The story

Chris' example at ORNL DAAC: They needed to identify metadata fields to maintain. The users wanted all the metadata, but that was not sustainable.

The issue

Data providers want to provide metadata for users, but don't know what metadata fields they should maintain.

Possible Survey Questions

  • How should a data provider figure out what metadata fields to maintain?
  • How important is reproducibility of results in science? What are its consequences on metadata and preservation of information?
  • How important is verifiability of results in science? How is that different form reproducibility? What are the implications on metadata and preservation of information?