Thursday, March 8, 2012

Data Policies and Plans

Dear Sediment Experimentalists,

Greetings, hope you are all doing well as spring approaches.

Thank you to those who have responded to our survey about Experimental data, we have some great responses which will guide our future plans. There is still time to contribute your thoughts, and we want to hear them. Please respond during the month of March (a good spring break activity, perhaps?).
[Link to Survey]

In the meantime, we are planning a few projects including
  • an AGU Session that will highlight cutting-edge laboratory experiments and data handling
  • a face-to-face meeting for our community
  • a web space where you can contribute ideas and questions
The first thing we've done is set up a place to archive our messages to you. At this web site, you can also make comments and share your ideas:

We will also use these email messages to share information on best data practices. Here, we post some links about the Data Policy of the U.S. National Science Foundation and some tools that have been developed to help researchers with their data management plans. Although not all of us are funded through the NSF, other funding sources have similar data policies, and the requirements for data sharing and archiving are becoming more strict than the past.
How might our sediment experimentalist group help you to meet these data sharing requirements?

Happy experimenting,
Sediment Experimentalist Group

p.s. [Link to Survey]

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