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dc.contributor.authorPeng, Ge
dc.contributor.authorDowns, Robert R.
dc.contributor.authorLacagnina, Carlo
dc.contributor.authorRamapriyan, Hampapuram
dc.contributor.authorIvánová, Ivana
dc.contributor.authorLarnicol, Gilles
dc.contributor.authorDoblas-Reyes, Francisco
dc.contributor.otherBarcelona Supercomputing Center
dc.identifier.citationPeng, G. [et al.]. Call to action for global access to and harmonization of quality information of individual Earth Science datasets. "Data Science Journal", 2021, vol. 20, núm. 1, 19.
dc.description.abstractKnowledge about the quality of data and metadata is important to support informed decisions on the (re)use of individual datasets and is an essential part of the ecosystem that supports open science. Quality assessments reflect the reliability and usability of data. They need to be consistently curated, fully traceable, and adequately documented, as these are crucial for sound decision- and policy-making efforts that rely on data. Quality assessments also need to be consistently represented and readily integrated across systems and tools to allow for improved sharing of information on quality at the dataset level for individual quality attribute or dimension. Although the need for assessing the quality of data and associated information is well recognized, methodologies for an evaluation framework and presentation of resultant quality information to end users may not have been comprehensively addressed within and across disciplines. Global interdisciplinary domain experts have come together to systematically explore needs, challenges and impacts of consistently curating and representing quality information through the entire lifecycle of a dataset. This paper describes the findings of that effort, argues the importance of sharing dataset quality information, calls for community action to develop practical guidelines, and outlines community recommendations for developing such guidelines. Practical guidelines will allow for global access to and harmonization of quality information at the level of individual Earth science datasets, which in turn will support open science.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe virtual pre-ESIP workshop held on July 13, 2020 was sponsored by ESIP and co-organized by the ESIP IQC and the BSC EQC team, in collaboration with the ARDC AU/NZ DQIG. An additional community engagement event was carried out by the AU/NZ DQIG prior to the pre-ESIP workshop. ESIP is primarily supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The technological and infrastructural support during the preparation and conduct of the workshop was invaluable. In particular, we thank Megan Carter, ESIP Community Director, for supporting us throughout the workshop and providing helpful advice during the planning stage of the virtual workshop, and ESIP Community Fellow, Alexis Garretson, for supporting the ESIP SM20 report-out session. We thank all participants for attending the pre-ESIP workshop and the ESIP SM20 session and contributing to productive discussions during the live sessions and the two weeks of the ESIP SM20 period. Portions of this work have been extracted from Peng et al. (2020a), which reported on the workshop and the ESIP SM20 report-out session. The Australian participants acknowledge the support of the ARDC. The constructive suggestions from two anonymous reviewers of Data Science Journal have helped improve the quality of the paper.
dc.format.extent15 p.
dc.publisherUbiquity Press
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria agroalimentària::Ciències de la terra i de la vida
dc.subject.lcshData sets
dc.subject.lcshEarth sciences
dc.subject.lcshInternetworking (Telecommunication)
dc.subject.otherData Quality
dc.subject.otherQuality Dimension
dc.subject.otherEarth Science Information
dc.titleCall to action for global access to and harmonization of quality information of individual Earth Science datasets
dc.subject.lemacConjunts de dades
dc.subject.lemacInteroperabilitat en xarxes d'ordinadors
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.publicationNameData Science Journal
dc.description.authorship"Article signat per 33 autors/es: Ge Peng , Robert R. Downs, Carlo Lacagnina, Hampapuram Ramapriyan, Ivana Ivánová, David Moroni, Yaxing Wei, Gilles Larnicol, Lesley Wyborn, Mitch Goldberg, Jörg Schulz, Irina Bastrakova, Anette Ganske, Lucy Bastin, Siri Jodha S. Khalsa, Mingfang Wu, Chung-Lin Shie, Nancy Ritchey, Dave Jones, Ted Habermann, Christina Lief, Iolanda Maggio, Mirko Albani, Shelley Stall, Lihang Zhou, Marie Drévillon, Sarah Champion, C. Sophie Hou, Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Kerstin Lehnert, Erin Robinson, Kaylin Bugbee"

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