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dc.contributor.authorGallagher, James
dc.contributor.authorOrcutt, John
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Pauline
dc.contributor.authorWright, Dawn
dc.contributor.authorPearlman, Jay
dc.contributor.authorRaymond, Lisa
dc.identifier.citationGallagher, J.; Orcutt, J.; Simpson, P.; Weiht, D.; Pearlman, J. and Raymond, L. (2015) Facilitating open exchange of data and information. Earth Science Informatics, 8, pp.721-739. DOI:
dc.description.abstractBy broad consensus, Open Data presents great value. However, beyond that simple statement, there are a number of complex, and sometimes contentious, issues that the science community must address. In this review, we examine the current state of the core issues of Open Data with the unique perspective and use cases of the ocean science community: interoperability; discovery and access; quality and fitness for purpose; and sustainability. The topics of Governance and Data Publication are also examined in detail. Each of the areas covered are, by themselves, complex and the approaches to the issues under consideration are often at odds with each other. Any comprehensive policy on Open Data will require compromises that are best resolved by broad community input. In the final section of the review, we provide recommendations that serve as a starting point for these discussions.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 IGO*
dc.subject.otherOpen Dataen_US
dc.subject.otherData publicationen_US
dc.titleFacilitating open exchange of data and information.en_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.description.notesWork resulted from combined efforts of initial OceanObs RCN and ODIP. Main article in keeping with publisher guideline that article may be contributed to public repository 12 months after official publication and notification provided final publication is available at
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineParameter Discipline::Cross-disciplineen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData Management Practices::Data archival/stewardship/curationen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData Management Practices::Data citationen_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData Management Practices::Data format developmenten_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData Management Practices::Data interoperability developmenten_US
dc.subject.dmProcessesData Management Practices::Data quality managementen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleEarth Science Informaticsen_US
dc.description.sdgSDG 14en_US
dc.description.sdgSDG 13en_US
dc.description.maturitylevelTRL 2 Technology concept and/or application formulateden_US
dc.description.bptypeBest Practiceen_US

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