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The Ag Data Commons core platform uses DKAN, a Drupal 7 installation profile. In our beta version, we added customizations and configurations to support researchers and research data. In partnership with CivicActions we are releasing these features for community use as DKAN Science. DKAN source code and documentation are freely available. To track its progress, visit the DKAN Science Github page.

This effort includes:

  • Productizing our open source platform for general, scalable use
  • Linkage with literature, related datasets and other online resources
  • Collections to group data from same research program
  • Guidelines and assistance for complex data dictionaries
  • Incorporates metadata elements from a variety of relevant standards

The DKAN Github page follows the current development of DKAN, as well as issues submitted by users, notes on current fixes and future development.