Storage Allocation for Managed Data Publishing
Astronomers from all Australian research institutions are eligible to apply for storage allocation on gDMCP. Storage allocation for public datasets managed through the managed data publishing mode are partitioned into two tiers based on the size of the storage requested:
- Datasets up to 50 GB:
Allocations up to 50 GB can be approved directly by the gDMCP admin team. The team will aim to process the allocation request within 1-3 business days.
- Datasets bigger than 50 GB:
Allocations bigger than 50 GB will require the approval of the Swinburne supercomputing Manager. The dataset owner, in this case, should provide additional information about the value of the dataset and work with the gDMCP admin team to ensure the data reusability and that an adequate level of metadata is available. Datasets in this category must be associated with a publication (paper or report). In cases of large allocation requests the Supercomputing Manager may, at their discretion, consult ASTAC for advice on the national impact of the dataset and factor this advice into the approval process (including a decision on the size of the allocation).
Datasets in this mode are eligible for digital object identifiers.
To access this data publishing service, the dataset owner should send an email to: email@example.com which include the required storage allocation, the name of the dataset, a paragraph or two to describe the purpose of publishing this dataset, paper title, and the journal where the paper has been accepted. The gSTAR data management team will work with the owner to prepare and publish his/her dataset.
Storage Allocation for Research Groups
Staff members from all Australian research institutions are eligible to apply for a research group allocation on gDMCP. Research groups can be used to represent a project or an actual research group within a research instantiation. Approved research groups will have an initial allocation of 50GB. This allocation will be revised every three months. The research group owner can ask for an additional allocation at any time. He/She needs to make a case for this allocation. Allocation increases above the standard 50 GB will require the approval of the Swinburne Supercomputing Manager. As above, the Supercomputing Manager may consult ASTAC for advice on large allocations before giving approval.
Datasets associated with research groups cannot have a DOI. The dataset owner can choose to move one or more datasets to the first publishing mode to have DOIs associated to them.
The proposed research group owner should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the creation of a new research group. He/She should include the name of the group, and a paragraph or two to describe the purpose of the group (this will be public information). The gSTAR data management team will work with the owner to prepare and activate the research group.