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Peer REview for Publication & Accreditation of Research Data in the Earth sciences (PREPARDE) was a JISC and NERC (U.K.) funded project which investigated the policies and procedures required for the formal publication of research data. The focus of the project was in producing outputs that would be of direct use to the editors of data journals such as Geoscience Data Journal, and which would be generalisable to other scientific domains than the geosciences. This seminar describes key results and conclusions from the PREPARDE project, including guidelines for recommending data repositories as partners in data publication, guidance for peer review of datasets as well as data papers, and recommendations for standardisation of cross-linking methods to ensure that the link between the dataset and its citing paper does not become broken.
Dr. Sarah Callaghan is a Senior Resea rcher and Project Manager for the British Atmospheric Data Centre (http://badc.nerc.ac.uk). She is a co-chair of the CODATA Task Group on Data Citation, a member of the FORCE11 data citation principles synthesis group, and co-chair for the Research Data Alliance’s working group on Bibliometrics for published data. She was also the project manager for the PREPARDE project, investigating the policies and procedures for formal data publication. She blogs about data citation, data publication and women in science at http://citingbytes.blogspot.co.uk/ and can be found on Twitter at @sorcha_ni.
Dr. Jonathan Tedds, PREPARDE project lead, is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Health And Research Data Informatics in the Dept. of Health Sciences, University of Leicester (U.K.). Jonathan has over 20 years of research experience at a number of institutions in astrophysics, and co nducts multidisciplinary research in data science, informatics, data management and publication. His research interests also include the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA) for astronomical data sharing (co-editor of IVOA newsletter). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Open Health Data journal, is Co-Chair of the international Research Data Alliance & World Data System Publishing Data Interest Group. He can be found on Twitter at @jtedds.