Do’s and don’ts for publishing your data
When: 07. April 2022
Time: 01:30 PM
When, where, and how to publish your (meta)data
There are a great many questions surrounding publishing of data. Whether to publish your data is fortunately not the central one anymore. But when do you publish your data? Where do you publish it? In what format? What are the requirements for metadata? What license should you choose? This seminar will touch on these questions and more, and we will focus on collating what is “best practice” for publishing data and metadata.
- Whether to publish your data should usually not even be a question!
- When to publish your data (paper accepted, paper under review, work in progress, just because)
- Where to publish your data (institutional and public repositories etc.)
- In what format to publish your data
- Metadata requirements
- Licenses and user agreements
- Funder and journal expectations
- A short overview of the current situation with respect to reusability of published data
Presentations from the meeting
Below, you can download a compilation of the slides from all three presentations in .pdf format.
Anders Finstad’s slides can also be downloaded here.
Dominique Roche’s slides are also archived on Zenodo: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6421495
Dmitry Schigel’s presentation included showcasing several websites and online resources:
- GBIF.org https://www.gbif.org/
- GBIF supported dataset classes https://www.gbif.org/dataset-classes, incl. links for metadata
- Rooftop insects dataset example: rich metadata, manual preparation https://www.gbif.org/dataset/f506be53-9221-4b44-a41d-5aa0905ec216
- Dataset discoverable thanks system-to-system datasets connection, displaying the metadata elements from the source system, medium level of details https://www.gbif.org/dataset/d596fccb-2319-42eb-b13b-986c932780ad
- Another example of system-to-system datasets connection with shallow metadata https://www.gbif.org/dataset/b281d0c7-e700-4067-a47f-39eafda1b893
- BES guide to data management https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BES-Guide-Data-Management-2019.pdf
- One of the many EML resources online https://eml.ecoinformatics.org/eml-ecological-metadata-language.html#getting-started