Data Conservancy Provenance, Context and Lineage Services: Key Components for Data Preservation and Curation


Among the key services that an institutional data management infrastructure must provide is provenance and lineage tracking and the ability to associate data with the contextual information needed to understand and use the data. These functionalities are critical for addressing a number of key issues faced by data creators/collectors and users such as trust in data, results traceability, transparency of data modification or analysis processes, data citation support, etc. In this poster, we describe the support for these services within the Data Conservancy Service (DCS) software. The DCS provenance, context and lineage services provide functionalities that cross the four layers in the DCS data management stack model: storage, archiving, preservation, and curation.

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