Towards mainstreaming of biodiversity data publishing: recommendations of the GBIF Data Publishing Framework Task Group
|Title||Towards mainstreaming of biodiversity data publishing: recommendations of the GBIF Data Publishing Framework Task Group|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Moritz, Tom, S. Krishnan, Dave Roberts, Peter Ingwersen, Donat Agosti, Lyubomir Penev, Matthew Cockerill, and Vishwas Chavan|
Data are the evidentiary basis for scientific hypotheses, analyses and publication, for policy formation and for decision-making. They are essential to the evaluation and testing of results by peer scientists both present and future. There is broad consensus in the scientific and conservation communities that data should be freely, openly available in a sustained, persistent and secure way, and thus standards for 'free' and 'open' access to data have become well developed in recent years. The question of effective access to data remains highly problematic.