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Been scooped? A discussion on data stewardship – Musings on Quantitative Palaeoecology (Richard Telford | February 2018)

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At Climate of the Past, there is a pre-print by Darrell Kaufman and others on the data stewardship policies adopted by the PAGES 2k special issue.

This is perhaps an early reaction to a likely trend as more bodies encourage researcher to adopt an ‘open science’ approach to their work.

Abstract. Data stewardship is an essential element of the publication process. Knowing how to enact generally described data policies can be difficult, however. Examples are needed to model the implementation of open-data polices in actual studies. Here we explain the procedure used to attain a high and consistent level of data stewardship across a special issue of the journal, Climate of the Past. We discuss the challenges related to (1) determining which data are essential for public archival, (2) using previously published data, and (3) understanding how to cite data. We anticipate that open-data sharing in paleo sciences will accelerate as the advantages become more evident and the practice becomes a standard part of publication.

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The policy was closely aligned to the regular Climate of the Past policies (which are among the better policies in palaeo journals), but with more “must”. The discussion/review is ongoing, with a co-editor-in-chief encouraging further contributions to the discussion.

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