EDX is DOE FE’s virtual platform for public curation of FE R&D data and tools. EDX is developed and maintained by NETL-RIC researchers and technical computing teams to support private collaboration for ongoing research efforts, and tech transfer of finalized DOE NETL research products. EDX supports NETL-affiliated research by:
In 2011, EDX was developed for NETL/DOE R&D as an innovative solution to these challenges by offering:
EDX evolves in response to the needs of its users and NETL’s knowledge transfer goals.
Primary users of EDX are NETL (NETL-affiliated research teams, both in-house and program-related) and non-NETL Fossil Energy researchers actively engaged in work relevant to a broad spectrum of energy and environmental research and development programs.
EDX has been developed using a highly customized version of the publicly available CKAN system to meet the needs of the NETL R&D community, differentiating it from all other CKAN applications. Although highly unique, EDX leverages search functionality of existing data repositories built on the CKAN platform (NGDS, Data.gov) and also includes advanced data searching of external data repositories built on platforms other than CKAN (BOEM, BSEE, NOAA, NETL, NASA, USGS, etc.).