Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework

I had a chat with Virginia Dale of ORNL during the 2014 IBSS Annual Meeting poster session about the challenges of sharing research data online.

Virginia recommended I check out the new Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) developed at ORNL.

She suggested it might be a good option for long term management of research products produced by IBSS scientists.

Examples of data that can be archived and shared on the KDF include "data sets, publications, and models," types of information that were well-represented at the poster session last night.

I asked Virginia to put me in contact with the team lead working on the Bioenergy KDF to learn more.

This interests me in terms of short and long term options for communicating the good work that IBSS is doing and some ways to share the partnership’s data and message with stakeholders.



From: Jessel, Tanner Monroe Sent: Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:03 AM
To: dalevh at
Cc: Davis, Miriam; McCord, Jessica
Subject: Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Contact?

Hi Virginia,

During the poster session for the IBSS 2014 Annual Meeting on UT Campus last night, you and I chatted a bit about the Bioenergy KDF as a potential repository for research data produced by IBSS. This morning during your presentation, I followed the link to your CBES website, where I followed the link to the interactive KDF website at <>.

I mentioned I thought I’d seen a highlight of the KDF on the IBSS web site; here’s where I saw it:

I’m very interested in the possibility of using KNB as a long term archival and information discovery service to better integrate data research products produced via the IBSS partnership. ​

In particular, I am excited to see an Application Programming Interface which could possibly be used to pull in KNB-hosted IBSS data for display on an IBSS web page or web app.

I wonder if you might be so kind as to put me in touch with Budhendra Bhaduri to perhaps begin looking at how we might leverage the KNB’s infrastructure to manage and disseminate IBSS data products for the long term?



Tanner M. Jessel
Information Technology Specialist
Center for Renewable Carbon

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
Center for Renewable Carbon
Mail: 2506 Jacob Drive
865-946-1162 (o)
865-946-1109 (f)


About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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