FISHNet: Encouraging data sharing and reuse in the freshwater science community 2012-06-01


Use the link to access the full text article published in the current issue of the open access Journal of Digital Information.  The abstract reads as follows: “This paper describes the FISHNet project, which developed a repository environment for the curation and sharing of data relating to freshwater science, a discipline whose research community is distributed thinly across a variety of institutions, and usually works in relative isolation as individual researchers or within small groups. As in other ‘small sciences’, these datasets tend to be small and ‘hand-crafted’, created to address particular research questions rather than with a view to reuse, so they are rarely curated effectively, and the potential for sharing and reusing them is limited. The paper addresses a variety of issues and concerns raised by freshwater researchers as regards data sharing, describes our approach to developing a repository environment that addresses these concerns, and identifies the potential impact within the research community of the system.”


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Date tagged:

06/01/2012, 14:36

Date published:

06/01/2012, 10:36