Love Your Data (LYD) Week - Day 4 of 5: Connected conversations

February 1, 2018

Finding the right data for a particular data story depends on many factors, including what were the research questions that produced the data, who was on the research project team, what are the terms and conditions for gaining access to the data, what data formats are available for use, and so on. Ultimately, the determination of whether a data set could be “right” for a data story relies both on the information from the original data producers and the information that the potential data users are able to access and understand.

Allowing NCAR’s data to be accessible by NCAR’s immediate communities is a significant first step. As the Digital Asset Services Hub (DASH) services progress in their development, the DASH would like to continue to help the NCAR community to fulfill and optimize the full potential of NCAR’s research data. This can include contributing to data efforts outside of NCAR, including assisting in education, communication, and increasing awareness for the Earth Sciences as a whole.

To learn more about how DASH is participating in data initiatives outside of NCAR, such as having the Data Curation & Stewardship Coordinator serve as a mentor and be on data advisory boards, please contact us at

The last LYD Week post is tomorrow and will be about “We are Data.”