RDA Dataset Maintenance

This guide explains how to create a new dataset and then maintain it, using the Metadata Manager, dsarch, and the file content metadata utilities.

RDA Metadata Manager Utility

This guide provides an overview of the the Metadata Manager utility.

DSCHECK Guide

This guide contains information on DSCHECK and how it is used to manage delayed mode processes.

DSARCH Guide

This guide contains information on DSARCH and how it is used in archiving RDA data and the maintenance of our dataset file metadata.

DSUPDT Guide

This guide contains information on DSUPDT and how it is used in periodic updates of RDA data archives and the maintenance of our dataset file metadata. Internally DSUPDT calls DSARCH to archive data files.

DSRQST Guide

This guide contains information on DSRQST and how it is used in handling data requests.

RDA Dataset search tools

Information about how the Google-like dataset search and the drill-down dataset browse (Look for Data) work.

Man(ual) pages for RDA utilities

Man pages for command line utilities that manage RDA file content metadata.

Description of RDA Dataset Collection Curation Levels

This page provides an overview of the dataset curations level employed by the RDA to best support user needs and long-term curation.

Overview of RDA Data Security/Resiliency Strategies

This page provides an overview of the strategies employed by the RDA to support data security and resiliency.

RDA strategy to recover from a major disk failure

General framework for /glade disaster recovery strategy.

RDA strategy to wind down services due to a change in NSF or NCAR’s strategic direction

Overview of how the RDA would wind down its services in the event that funding is no longer available.

Research Data Archive Dataset Change Management Strategies

One of the core foundational principles of the Data Engineering and Curation Section (DECS) is to guarantee the integrity and authenticity of the data archived in the Research Data Archive (RDA). This page includes the strategies employed by DECS to ensure the authenticity and integrity of the data archived in the RDA when changes occur to data or metadata.

Overview of RDA Data Ingest to Dissemination Workflow

This document provides an overview of the workflow employed by the RDA to support data ingest to dissemination.

Overview of RDA Dataset Curation Levels

This document provides an overview of the dataset curations level employed by the RDA to best support user needs and long-term curation.

Overview of RDA Data Security and Resiliency Strategies

This document provides an overview of the strategies employed by the RDA to support data security and resiliency.

RDA Strategy to recover from a major disk failure

This document highlights the RDA strategy to recover from a major disk failure.

RDA Strategy to wind down services due to a change in NSF or NCAR's strategic direction

This document highlights the RDA strategy to bring data services to an end due to a change in NSF or NCAR strategic direction.

Overview of RDA Dataset Change Management Strategies

This document provides an overview of the strategies employed by the RDA to support dataset change management.

UCAR Business Continuity Plan

This document highlights the UCAR Business Continuity Plan

UCAR Office of Information Security Overview

This document provides information about the Office of Information Security (OIS), OIS services, and how to request information security help.

UCAR Security Operations

UCAR Physical Security

This document provides information about Physical Security at UCAR.

UCAR Technical Security

This document provides information about Technical Security at UCAR.

UCAR Site Services

This document provides information about Site Services at UCAR.

UCAR Enterprise Risk Management

This document provides information about Enterprise Risk Management at UCAR.

UCAR Enterprise Risk Management Framework

Inventory of RDA dataset curation information

Inventory of RDA dataset curation information -csv format

This document provides an inventory of RDA dataset curation information (csv format).