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FreshData was developed by EOL to provide a way for researchers to know when new data of interest becomes availible as well as for data providers to know what data researchers find interesting.
Users subscribe to FreshData monitors using http://gimmefreshdata.github.io. Whenever new occurrence data is available for a monitor, subscribers are notified. At time of writing two notification mechanism are supported: email and webhook.
Data providers can register data archives with FreshData using http://archive.effechecka.org. Some data archives are imported once, while others are updated periodically. Whenever data is added, FreshData monitors are updated and subscribers are notified.
Archives are stored in parquet files on GUODA infrastructure and monitors are run as Spark jobs.
You can read more about FreshData on its wiki.