The ESIP community has made substantial contributions over the last 20 years. Browse by tab for a selection of contributions related to specific programs.

Data Stewardship Publications

The ESIP Data Stewardship Committee has worked to improve data practices on a number of fronts for many years and remains at the forefront of data preservation, technologies, techniques and thinking. For example, the committee developed Data Citation Guidelines, which are now referenced in the author instructions of the journals of the American Geophysical Union; their use provides credit for data producers and repositories. Most recently, through work initiated by NOAA’s Data Maturity Matrix, the Committee is developing a uniform metric for assessing the state of curation—access, preservation, utility for purpose, etc.—that will work across all types of Earth science data repositories, providing users an easier time determining what data is suitable for their needs and repositories understand the current state of any given data set. Their recent work has resulted in the following publications:

  • Downs, R. R., Duerr, R., Hills, D. J., & Ramapriyan, H. K. (2015). Data stewardship in the Earth sciences. D-Lib, 22(7/8). doi: 10.1045/july2015-downs
  • Downs RR, Lenhardt WC, Robinson E, Davis E, Weber N (2015) Community Recommendations for Sustainable Scientific Software. Journal of Open Research Software, 3: e11.
  • Special Issue: Rescuing Legacy Data for Future Science
    • Hills, D. (2015). Let’s make it easy: A workflow for physical sample metadata rescue. GeoResJ, 6, 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.grj.2015.02.007
    • Ramdeen, S. (2015). Preservation challenges for geological data at state geological surveys. GeoResJ, 6, 213-220. doi: 10.1016/j.grj.2015.04.002
  • Hills, D., Downs, R. R., Duerr, R., Goldstein, J. C., Parsons, M. A., & Ramapriyan, H. K. (2015). The importance of data set provenance for science. EOS, 96. doi:10.1029/2015EO040557
  • Hou, C.-Y. (2015) Meeting the needs of data management training: The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Data Management for Scientists Short Course. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 80. doi: 10.5062/F42805MM
  • Mayernik, M. S. Ramamurthy, M. K., & Rauber, R. M. (2015). Data archiving and citation within AMS journals. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 993–994. doi: 10.1175/2015MWR2222.1
  • Peng, G., Privette, J. L., Kearns, E. J., Ritchey, N. A., & Ansari, S. (2015). A unified framework for measuring stewardship practices applied to digital environmental datasets. Data Science Journal, 13, 231-253. doi:10.2481/dsj.14-049
  • Starr J, Castro E, Crosas M, Dumontier M, Downs RR, Duerr R, Haak LL, Haendel M, Herman I, Hodson S, Hourclé J, Kratz JE, Lin J, Nielsen LH, Nurnberger A, Proell S, Rauber A, Sacchi S, Smith A, Taylor M, Clark T. (2015) Achieving human and machine accessibility of cited data in scholarly publications. PeerJ Computer Science, 1:e1

 Other Publications

  • Zheng, J., Fu, L., Ma, X., Fox, P., 2015. SEM+: tool for discovering concept mapping in Earth science related domain. Earth Science Informatics 8 (1), 95-102. .
  • Wang, H., Zheng, J.G., Ma, X., Fox P., Ji, H., 2015. Language and Domain Independent Entity Linking with Quantified Collective Validation. Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP2015). 10 pp. [Best Paper Nomination]

FUNding Friday Projects

FUNding Friday, held at the ESIP Summer Meetings, is an opportunity for ESIP students and members to receive small grants. The Products and Services Committee hosts an evening event for those interested in putting together a poster (their proposal), which is the presented to the ESIP community for review. From 2013 to 2016, ESIP awarded 19 FUNding Friday grants.

See all the winners HERE

2016 ESIP Summer Meeting FUNding Friday, Durham, NC

Data Management Clearinghouse – The Data Management Training (DMT) Clearinghouse is a registry for online learning resources focusing on research data management. It was created in a collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey's Community for Data Integration, the Earth Sciences Information Partnership (ESIP), and DataONE.
All individuals who are awarded ESIP funds for travel should complete the Travel Report Form to share outcomes and benefits with the broader ESIP Community.

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