EcologicalData.org is a new effort to improve the organization and utilization of ecological data sets. Over the next several years we will be developing a suite of web-based social media resources and computational tools. The community driven social media and Web 2.0 tools are designed to improve communication among ecologists regarding what data sets are available, how to obtain them, and how to best use them to address important questions in ecology. The computational tools are being built to reduce the effort required to use available data sets by automating the process of downloading and installing the data into database management systems. We're hard at work, so check back soon to see what we've been up to.
If you would like to receive updates about EcologicalData.org, including the opportunity to participate in the development and/or beta testing of the site, please submit your email address and we will contact you when information or opportunities are available.