Paper No. 29-6
Presentation Time: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF A DATA LIFECYCLE MODEL IN A FEDERAL SCIENCE AGENCY
This poster summarizes and illustrates the development, adoption, and application of a scientific data lifecycle model that represents a generic data flow within a federal science agency. The model places preservation before publishing to emphasize requirements to ensure long-term storage and availability of the data prior to its release. Details are provided of how the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a science organization with 9,000 employees, selected a cross-discipline team to develop the science data lifecycle model, secured senior management buy-in, and used the model as the basis for organizing and conveying agency-wide data management policies and practices. A website built around the components of the model has become the definitive data management reference point for the agency and its data policies. Two sample use-cases are presented that demonstrate incorporation of the model into the workflow of active USGS research projects.