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Making Data a First Class Scientific Output: Data Citation and Publication by NERC’s Environmental Data Centres

Callaghan, Sarah and Donegan, Steve and Pepler, Sam and Thorley, Mark and Cunningham, Nathan and Kirsch, Peter and Ault, Linda and Bell, Patrick and Bowie, Rod and Leadbetter, Adam and Lowry, Roy and Moncoiffe, Gwen and Harrison, Kate and Smith-Haddon, Ben and Weatherby, Anita and Wright, Dan (2012) Making Data a First Class Scientific Output: Data Citation and Publication by NERC’s Environmental Data Centres. International Journal of Digital Curation .

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Abstract

The NERC Science Information Strategy Data Citation and Publication project aims to develop and formalise a method for formally citing and publishing the datasets stored in its environmental data centres. It is believed that this will act as an incentive for scientists, who often invest a great deal of effort in creating datasets, to submit their data to a suitable data repository where it can properly be archived and curated. Data citation and publication will also provide a mechanism for data producers to receive credit for their work, thereby encouraging them to share their data more freely.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Data and Information
Earth Sciences
ID Code:909
Deposited By:Dr Sarah Callaghan
Deposited On:14 May 2012 10:09
Last Modified:14 May 2012 10:09

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