Indicators for the Data Usage Index (DUI): an incentive for publishing primary biodiversity data through global information infrastructure

TitleIndicators for the Data Usage Index (DUI): an incentive for publishing primary biodiversity data through global information infrastructure
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsIngwersen, Peter, and Vishwas Chavan
JournalBMC Bioinformatics
Volume12
IssueSuppl 15
PaginationS3 - S3
Date Published2011/12/15/
ISBN Number1471-2105
Abstract

A professional recognition mechanism is required to encourage expedited publishing of an adequate volume of 'fit-for-use' biodiversity data. As a component of such a recognition mechanism, we propose the development of the Data Usage Index (DUI) to demonstrate to data publishers that their efforts of creating biodiversity datasets have impact by being accessed and used by a wide spectrum of user communities.

URLhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/12/S15/S3
DOI10.1186/1471-2105-12-S15-S3