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DataONE Internal Documentation

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The Usability and Assessment Working Group (U&A WG) conducted an internal evaluation of the DataONE public website ( The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the usability of the website regarding the interface design, information content, and information organization. The website was reviewed by 1) a group of 4 experts in Elsevier User Centered Design Group, 2) one U&A WG member from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and 3) three U&A WG members from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Each person did an independent analysis and the results were then synthesized into a single report.

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