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our vision

Given current constraints and the need for iterative review, data curation and successful verification of a replication package for a single manuscript requires six hours of labor on average.

With the CoRe2 environment, we hope to make the process more efficient and effective, so researchers can spend more time doing science.

Meet the Team

This grew out of the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. Seeing how many researchers were frustrated by the convoluted and time-consuming process of data curation and verification inspired our investigators to find a solution.


Jonathan Crabtree

Principal Investigator

Jonathan Crabtree is the Director for Cyberinfrastructure at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC Chapel Hill and helps lead the Global Dataverse Community Consortium (GDCC). The institute’s social science data archive is one of the oldest and most extensive in the United States.


As director, Crabtree completely revamped the institute’s technology infrastructure and has positioned the institute to assume a leading national role in information archiving. He is president of the International Federation of Data Organizations (IFDO) and leads a development group supporting the use of Dataverse for data publication and verification workflows for journals.


Crabtree’s experience in information science, information technology and networking as well as his engineering background bring a different perspective to his current role.


Crabtree joined the institute over twenty-five years ago and is responsible for designing and maintaining the technology infrastructure that supports the institute’s wide array of services. Before moving to the social science side of campus he was an information systems technologist for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His grounding in medical information technology adds to his education and training in electrical engineering, library and information science, digital preservation, computer science, economics, geographic information systems, hydrology and geomorphology. 


He is currently enrolled in the UNC School of Information and Library Science doctoral program with his research focuses on the auditing of trusted repositories.

Thu-Mai Christian

Co-Principal Investigator

Thu-Mai is the assistant director for archives at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science.

Next Steps...

Contact our team for more information about the CoRe2 Environment and how to get involved.