Enabling Secure Data Discoverability
TimeSunday, 14 November 20211pm - 5pm CST
DescriptionMajor research instruments are generating orders of magnitude more data in relatively short timeframes. As a result, the research enterprise is increasingly challenged by what should be mundane tasks: describing data for discovery and making data securely accessible to the broader research community. The ad hoc methods currently employed place undue burden on scientists and system administrators alike, and it is clear that a more robust, scalable approach is required.
Bespoke data portals (and science gateways/data commons) are becoming more prominent as a means of enabling access to large datasets. We will demonstrate how services for authentication, authorization, metadata management, and search may be integrated with popular web frameworks, and used in combination with fast, well-architected networks to make data discoverable and accessible. Attendees will experiment with building a simple, but functional, data portal that facilitates flexible data description, faceted data search and secure data access.