The EGS Data Collaboration Platform: Enabling Scientific Discovery

Jonathan Weers, Henry Johnston, Jay Huggins

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Collaboration in the digital age has been stifled in recent years. Reasonable responses to legitimate security concerns have created a virtual landscape of silos and fortified castles incapable of sharing information efficiently. This trend is unfortunately opposed to the geothermal scientific community's migration toward larger, more collaborative projects. To facilitate efficient sharing of information between team members from multiple national labs, universities, and private organizations, the 'EGS Collab' team has developed a universally accessible, secure data collaboration platform and has fully integrated it with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Geothermal Data Repository (GDR) and the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS). This paper will explore some of the challenges of collaboration in the modern digital age, highlight strategies for active data management, and discuss the integration of the EGS Collab data management platform with the GDR to enable scientific discovery through the timely dissemination of information.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2018
Event43rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering - Stanford, California
Duration: 12 Feb 201814 Feb 2018


Conference43rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering
CityStanford, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-6A20-70889


  • AWS
  • cloud
  • Collab
  • collaboration
  • data
  • DMS
  • DOE
  • EGS
  • future
  • geothermal
  • information
  • management
  • OpenEI
  • security


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