AIP Data Publications

AIP's EScience section is publishing many data collections, mostly from long running surveys or simulation projects.

Most publications feature the standard APIs of the Virtual Observatory

Django Daiquiri

The E-Science group at AIP started to publish VO compliant data publications more than a decade ago. For this, the web framework Daiquiri was created and developed.

Today, the publication of research data plays an important role in astronomy and astrophysics. Dedicated surveys like RAVE or massive simulations like Millennium and MultiDark from the start plan to release their data to the community. But also individual scientific projects strive to publish their data since, now often explicity requirement by the funding agencies. Web sites are used as access point to the data publications. Most of the web sites are customised for the particular project.

Public research data archives proudly powered by Daiquiri

At AIP we gained experience with both the development and the maintenance of such applications. It became, however, apparent that the amount and the complexity of the applications constitutes a major challenge for maintenance, expenses, and scalability. In order to address these issues, we developed the Daiquiri framework, which is particularly designed to allow for different highly customizable web applications based on a common maintainable code base.

For more than a decade, Daiquiri has enabled researchers from all over the world to access data from the RAVE survey, the APPLAUSE database or CosmoSim - the cosmological simulations database. The scripting API is based on REST.

Daiquiri features built-in API using Virtual Observatory standards

Support for DOI minting

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