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dc.contributor.authorCrystal-Ornelas, Robert
dc.contributor.authorVaradharajan, Charuleka
dc.contributor.authorBond-Lamberty, Ben
dc.contributor.authorBoye, Kristin
dc.contributor.authorBurrus, Madison
dc.contributor.authorCholia, Shreyas
dc.contributor.authorCrow, Michael
dc.contributor.authorDamerow, Joan
dc.contributor.authorDevarakonda, Ranjeet
dc.contributor.authorEly, Kim S.
dc.contributor.authorGoldman, Amy
dc.contributor.authorHeinz, Susan
dc.contributor.authorHendrix, Valerie
dc.contributor.authorKakalia, Zarine
dc.contributor.authorPennington, Stephanie C.
dc.contributor.authorRobles, Emily
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Alistair
dc.contributor.authorSimmonds, Maegen
dc.contributor.authorVelliquette, Terri
dc.contributor.authorWeierbach, Helen
dc.contributor.authorWeisenhorn, Pamela
dc.contributor.authorWelch, Jessica N.
dc.contributor.authorAgarwal, Deborah A.
dc.identifier.citationCrystal-Ornelas, R., Varadharajan, C., Bond-Lamberty, B., Boye, K., Burrus, M., Cholia, S., et al. (2021) A guide to using GitHub for developing and versioning data standards and reporting formats. Earth and Space Science, 8: e2021EA001797, 13pp. DOI:
dc.description.abstractData standardization combined with descriptive metadata facilitate data reuse, which is the ultimate goal of the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) principles. Community data or metadata standards are increasingly created through an approach that emphasizes collaboration between various stakeholders. Such an approach requires platforms for collaboration on the development process that centers on sharing information and receiving feedback. Our objective in this study was to conduct a systematic review to identify data standards and reporting formats that use version control for developing data standards and to summarize common practices, particularly in earth and environmental sciences. Out of 108 data standards and reporting formats identified in our review, 32 used GitHub as the version control platform, and no other platforms were used. We found no universally accepted methodology for developing and publishing data standards. Many GitHub repositories did not use key features that could help developers to gather user feedback, or to create and revise standards that build on previous work. We provide guidance for community-driven standard development and associated documentation on GitHub based on a systematic review of existing practicesen_US
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dc.subject.otherData standardsen_US
dc.subject.otherVersion controlen_US
dc.titleA Guide to Using GitHub for Developing and Versioning Data Standards and Reporting Formats.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData format developmenten_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData archival/stewardship/curationen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleEarth and Space Scienceen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.issueAeticle e2021EA001797en_US
dc.description.methodologyTypeSpecification of criteriaen_US
dc.description.methodologyTypeReports with methodological relevanceen_US Crystal-Ornelas

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