The Product and System Specificities of Measuring Curation Impact

  • Nicholas M. Weber
  • Andrea K. Thomer
  • Matthew S. Mayernik
  • Bob Dattore
  • Zaihua Ji
  • Steve Worley


Using three datasets archived at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), we describe the creation of a ‘data usage index’ for curation-specific impact assessments. Our work is focused on quantitatively evaluating climate and weather data used in earth and space science research, but we also discuss the application of this approach to other research data contexts. We conclude with some proposed future directions for metric-based work in data curation.
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