Data Attribution

Project Description

The Data Attribution Working Group's objective is to recommend best practices to support standardized data attribution with an overarching goal of improving data interoperability, accessibility, and collaboration in the use of monitoring natural resources data.

Initially, we are striving to support better data attribution for the Coordinated Assessments for Salmon and Steelhead data Exchange (CAX) and StreamNet datastore as case studies, as well as develop general best practices recommendation for data repositories around the region. We have a data exchange for Salmonid populations that is functioning. We want to improve our ability to attribute the data for future re-use of the data, provenance, credit for those who acquired the data, and to improve confidence and trust in existing data.

This work is to support publishing of data with standardized citations, but not USGS data, federal research agency regulations do not apply. PNAMP, affiliated with USGS, is just coordinating the process among many entities.

Project Team

Mike Banach, Katie Barnas, Kasey Bliesner, Bill Bosch, Nadine Craft, Monica Diaz, Scott L Donahue, Jay Hesse, Susannah Iltis, Cassandra Ladino, Raymond Obuch, Lenora Oftedahl, Tom Pansky, Ryan Santo, Russell Scranton, Samantha Smith, Chris Wheaton, Mari Williams

PNAMP Staff: Jen Bayer, Sam Cimino, Becca Scully, Sheryn Olson, sherynolson@usgs.gov

Contact Sheryn Olson if you would like to join our working group, or contribute in any way.

Highlights

Data Attribution WG meeting February 2, 2017

February 27, 2017 - 10:12am

Core group has formed to begin a white paper: "Recommendations for Best Practices for Data Attribution"
Please contact Sheryn if you wish to contribute to the content, or comment. sherynolson@usgs.gov

Recommendation paper deadline: April 28, 2017 for review. To be presented at the Coordinated Assessments Annual Workshop May 11, 2017. Agenda and notes are in the PNAMP.org documents area, and here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qi5MEkqZyp-WgYfSSetIkFWULE_--5rGLI6F...

Kick-Off Meeting January 6th, 2017

February 27, 2017 - 10:10am

Eleven attendees kicked off the project, after gathering initial concerns and preliminary information from some members of the group, notably from the Nez Perce tribe and from the larger group: Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRTFC). The agenda and notes from this meeting are in the documents area of PNAMP.org, and in a shared Google drive here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8dDf1pey4ObcXdDTEFpYXk5S3c The drive area has a folder with Resources.

Next steps:
- Please forward suggestions for other participants
- Your participation needed to contribute to a “white paper” for recommendations; it may evolve into a peer-reviewed paper.

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