Data exchange facilitated

Ma, Xiaogang, Asch, Kristine, Laxton, John L., Richard, Stephen M., Asato, Carlos G., Carranza, Emmanuel John M., van der Meer, Freek D., Wu, Chonglong, Duclaux, Guillaume, and Wakita, Koji (2011) Data exchange facilitated. Nature Geoscience, 4. p. 814.

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[Extract] A recent Commentary¹ in Nature Geoscience points out a gap between the principles and actions of data sharing in geoscience, and urges professional support for the archiving of data during its creation. We agree with these points, but we would like to add that attention should also be paid to the interoperability of data. Data should be discoverable, accessible, decodable, understandable and usable, and data sharing should be legal and ethical for all participants². Without interoperability in this sense, local geoscience data archives will run the risk of becoming separate islands in a data deluge³.

Item ID: 27331
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1752-0908
Date Deposited: 31 May 2013 06:07
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040399 Geology not elsewhere classified @ 20%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0804 Data Format > 080499 Data Format not elsewhere classified @ 80%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890301 Electronic Information Storage and Retrieval Services @ 100%
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