The CyVerse Data Commons (DC) provides a place where data can ‘live’ as a searchable, discoverable, and reusable resource. Like many existing data repositories, the Data Commons serves as a home for shared and public data, but unlike most repositories, the Data Commons is intended to support scientists' needs throughout the data life cycle, not just at publication time. The Data Commons complements the analysis capabilities of other CyVerse platforms, such as the Discovery Environment and Atmosphere, by coordinating CyVerse services to support data management.
Data Commonsdevelopment builds on foundational CyVerse infrastructure, such as our Data Store, APIs, and user interfaces, while expanding into new areas, such as metadata and ontologies, a data repository, and federation with external collaborators.Current development of the DC is focused on two main areas: project management and data publication. Please see our Project status page for a description of the status of the different projects under development or planned within the DC.