07 Nov

Enabling FAIR Data in the Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences

With this claim, publishers, data repositories, scientific societies and institutions have come together in the Enabling FAIR Data coalition to improve the foundations for the handling of data that benefits the entire research community and, beyond that, the whole society. A set of guidelines and guidance has now been published with the aim of implementing the planned measures in one year. Key objectives include:

  • Data is no longer published as supplements to journals, but in data repositories
  • Data citations are executed with DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers)
  • Data citations in reference lists of the articles will be the standard

The initiative and its current findings are presented in a recently published article: Stall, S., et al. (2018), Advancing FAIR data in Earth, space, and environmental science, Eos, 99, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO109301. 05th November 2018.


Additional Information

The following links provide further information and advice on the best practice of open and FAIR dealing with research data in the Earth, space and environmental sciences: