The ETN R package
ETN is an R package with functions to access and process data from the European Tracking Network (ETN). The R package is available through GitHub. The ETN infrastructure currently requires the package to be run only within the LifeWatch.be RStudio server, which is password protected. A login can be requested here.
To get started, you can follow the Explore acoustic telemetry data tutorial.
The ETN R package was developed by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). And should be cited as:
"Desmet P, Oldoni D, Van Hoey S (2022). etn: Access Data from the European Tracking Network. https://github.com/inbo/etn, https://inbo.github.io/etn."
Download data package
This is a specific function in the etn R package that performs a download related to an animal project as a data package that can be deposited in a research data repository. When applying for a DOI you should run this function.
To login to the RStudio use the same credentials as for the ETN portal.At the ETN portal, once logged in, you will be able to find direct links to the Rstudio. Click on your name on the top right cornet --> then to click on 'RStudio info'. You will then be able to see:
- 2 links for 2 different RStudio servers:
- 'Go to rstudio.lifewatch.be'. This is the server hosted at 'VLIZ'.
- 'Go to rstudio.vsc.lifewatch.be'. Hosted at the Flemish Supercomputer Center (Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum - VSC).
- Your login credentials for accessing the ETN database (once logged in in the RStudio server). This login and password information is the information you will have to use to connect to the database, using the etn::connect_to_etn function:
con <- connect_to_etn(username = "Login", password = "Pass")