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WDS-convened Session at AGU 2016 – Call for Papers (Deadline: 3 August)

Paper contributions are invited for the session Publishing and Managing Data: The case for Trustworthy Digital Repositories accepted in the Earth and Space Science Informatics focus group at the AGU 2016 Fall Meeting. This session is expected to highlight the important role played by the WDS community in seizing the opportunities and addressing the challenges outlined in the below description.

Abstracts can be submitted through the following link until 23:59 EDT on Wednesday, 3 August: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/in/papers/index.cgi?sessionid=13445

IN033: Publishing and Managing Data: The case for Trustworthy Digital Repositories

Session Description: Continuity of science demands that data remain useful and meaningful over time. Data created for and used by researchers should be managed, curated, and archived to protect the initial investment in data collection and to ensure future discovery, access, and reuse. Science funders are mandating open data policies that call for long-term accessibility and stewardship of data. Publishers are realizing the importance of lodging data underlying publications in Trustworthy Digital Repositories. Domain and institutional repositories play a critical role to address these requirements, however, their sustainability raises challenging issues in different areas: organizational, technical, financial, legal, etc. Certification standards are important to assess the trustworthiness of digital repositories and hence the potential for sharing data over a long period of time. This session invites papers describing the challenges and opportunities for Earth and space science data repositories and services, the value and role of certification, and how Publishers are responding.

Conveners: Ingrid Dillo, WDS-SC Vice-Chair (Data Archiving and Networked Services; WDS Regular Member); Robert Downs (CIESIN SEDAC; WDS Regular Member); Sandy Harrison, WDS-SC Chair (University of Reading); and Mustapha Mokrane, WDS Executive Director (WDS International Programme Office).