Data Management Tools

R Packages

The following tools can all be accessed via GitHub.


Utility functions in R for processing data for the Arctic Data Center.


The datapack R package provides an abstraction for collating heterogeneous collections of data objects and metadata into a bundle that can be transported and loaded into a single composite file. The methods in this package provide a convenient way to load data from common repositories such as DataONE into the R environment, and to document, serialize, and save data from R to data repositories worldwide.


The datamgmt R package supports management of data packages on the Arctic Data Center and State of Alaska's Salmon and People (SASAP) data portals.


Provides read and write access to data and metadata from the DataONE network of data repositories, including the KNB Data Repository, Dryad, and the NSF Arctic Data Center


Provides an automated way to capture data provenance for R scripts and console commands without the need to modify existing R code. 



Create, manage, and share Ecological Metadata Language (EML) and their associated data. This is an easy-to-use, cross-platform application for accessing and manipulating metadata and data locally and on the network through powerful connections with Metacat.