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National Basic Science Data Center

Date: Dec 30, 2019

National Basic Science Data Center is developed based on a national science and technology resource sharing platform established by 37 research institutions affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and other organizations. The center is constructed and operated by the academy's Computer Network Information Center, which has established the largest research data storage facilities and basic science data covering the broadest range of academic disciplines as one of the research data service pioneers in China. The center has established a sound system to promote the collection, analysis, management and use of basic science data from various aspects such as resource construction, technology support, standard development and tailored service.

Overview of data solutions provided by the center

In terms of resource construction, the center has systematically integrated basic science data in various disciplines such as physics, chemistry, materials, animals, plants, viruses and computer science, frontier research areas such as brain and cognition, stem cells and metabolism, as well as geographic regions such as Qinghai Lake, Heilongjiang and Xinjiang. The center has accumulated a total of 686 TB of data resources including 818 datasets and 21 subject databases. A diversified service system has been established based on the portal to provide data services, information services and knowledge services addressing the whole research data life circle.

Overview of the Data Resources

In terms of capacity building, the center has formulated 7 management regulations, 37 specifications and 12 national standards addressing the entire life cycle of research data. The center can provide one-stop solution and comprehensive technical support based on its advanced cloud computing and cloud storage infrastructure. A team composed of 116 professionals (60 full-time and 56 part-time) has been built to work on various aspects such as portal construction and management, data analysis and mining, data sharing and technical support. An expert group consisting of 4 academicians and 18 professor-level researchers was formed to provide advises and recommendations for the center.
By the end of October 2019, the registered users, total page views and data downloads of the center portal have reached over 0.3 million, over 430 million and 1623 TB respectively. The interdisciplinary analysis model has provided online services for over 10,000 users. The crowdsourcing pattern has attracted nearly 5000 contributors, providing more than 100 crowdsourcing services. The center has provided services to key research projects for more than 1,000 times, with more than 2000 citations in research papers. The center has supported scientific research and socioeconomic development in various areas such as medicine development, natural product research, new materials development, disaster assessment, environmental protection, child development and control of viral infections and diseases.

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