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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
Recognizing the challenges and opportunities provided by the growing importance of data in the Earth and space sciences, AGU, in cooperation with our partners at Earth Science Information Partners and Research Data Alliance, is developing new programs to help researchers, aligned professionals, repositories, and institutions obtain and improve skills around data collection, data management, plan development, and curation.
Starting in 2014 with our work supporting the Coalition on Publishing Data for the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS), leading publishers and repositories developed an agreement to require that data be well-documented and included with publications. Funding was provided by the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation.
In 2017, AGU convened an expanded coalition that brought together the COPDESS stakeholders along with data infrastructure organizations, funders, institutions, societies, and others. We partnered with Earth Science Information Partners, Research Data Alliance, and DataCite to take the next steps beyond COPDESS and implement leading practices, scaling them across the discipline. Funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the goal is to have data related to publications be preserved by repositories that practice principles that seek to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). These resources must be linked through data citations. A commitment statement for organizations to implement best practices for data is open for signatories.
Enabling FAIR data commitment statement – This statement includes tenets specific to each pivotal stakeholder community clarifying practices for data to be open and FAIR. A link to become a signatory is provided.
Enabling FAIR data author guidelines – Common guidelines being adopted by all publishers that are signatories of the Enabling FAIR Data Commitment Statement.
Enabling FAIR data FAQs – Common questions and answers to help with consistent implementation of the commitment statement and author guidelines.
Advancing FAIR data in Earth, space, and environmental science – An Eos article providing an overview of the Enabling FAIR Data project with specific information on the community and materials that were created to accomplish the objectives.
Data sharing and citations: New author guidelines promoting open and FAIR data in the Earth, space, and environmental sciences – A Science Editor article that provides details on the new author guidelines developed by the Enabling FAIR Data project.
Enabling FAIR data – An Eos Editors’ Vox announcement of the award to AGU, our partners, and the community to develop the standards to connect researchers, publishers, and data repositories.