International Polar Year
IPY 2007-2008
Updated on 13/6/05

Data Management

The IPY Data Management Sub-committee recently held a meeting at British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, on 2nd March, 2006, which was followed by a Data Management Workshop on the 3rd and 4th March. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together the IPY Data Subcommittee for the first time, and establish operational procedures, Terms of Reference, and to finalise the data policy and data strategy. The Minutes from both meetings are now available.

IPY Data Policy Document

The IPY Data Policy is now available. For further information please contact the International programme Office.

Request to IPY Project Coordinators

To ensure the preservation of and broad, interdisciplinary, and non- expert access to IPY and related data, the IPY Data Policy and Management Subcommittee is charged with developing an overall data management strategy. To develop this strategy, including the general organizational data flow structure, we request that Project Coordinators fill out a short survey on their data management requirements and plans on the IPYDIS Registration Page at http://nsidc.org/forms/ipy_data_registration.html.

If you have any questions or comments or require any further information, please send to datacommittee@googlegroups.com .

Data News and Relevant Links

STM (International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) and ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers) issue a statement on 'ownership' of and access to data. To view the full report, please go to http://www.stm-assoc.org/home/stm-alpsp-issue-statement-on-ownership-of-and-access-to-data.html



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