Data Use Policy Updated

The Neotoma Data Use Policy has been updated and posted.  Neotoma data are provided under a CC-BY 4.0 license and are open for use with citation.  The revised Data Use Policy clarifies that proper citation of Neotoma data operates at three levels:  Neotoma itself, the Constituent Database(s) that curate these data, and the original data providers.  Appendix 1 provides standard citation endpoint and acknowledgment text for Neotoma itself, while Appendix 2 provides preferred citation endpoints and acknowledgments for individual Constituent Databases.

Posted by Jack Williams on 01/15

Quaternary Times 2019 Newsletter

For an update on recent Neotoma activities, check out the article published in the fall 2019 issue of the Quaternary Times, the newsletter for the American Quaternary Association (AmQua).  https://www.amqua.org/public/news/Quaternary Times_Vol. 41 Fall 2019-2.pdf

Posted by Jack Williams on 11/19

DOIs launched for Neotoma Datasets!

All Neotoma datasets are now being assigned DOIs and each DOI/dataset is linked to a unique landing page.  (Example: Ballysheen Bog).  The automatic generation of DOIs is still in the beta stage and for now we will generate DOIs in batches on an as-needed basis.  To find a DOI for a particular dataset, look up the dataset ID in Explorer, then enter the URL: http://data-dev.neotomadb.org/[dataset id]   We will be developing new services to find DOIs programmatically.

Posted by Jack Williams on 04/26

AAAS Interview and Neotoma Report

Dr. Raleigh Martin, an AAAS Science & Technology Policy fellow, has prepared a report on Neotoma, as part of a broader survey of NSF-supported Data Facilities.  His report is based in part on an interview with Dr. Jack Williams.  Please note that this report is the opinion of the interviewer and the interviewee alone and does not reflect an official position of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), or any NSF-funded institution.

Posted by Jack Williams on 04/26

Neotoma Highlights: 2018-2019

For a quick review of Neotoma highlights for 2018-2019, check out this 2-pager PDF.

Posted by Jack Williams on 04/25

Neotoma adopts official Code of Conduct for the database

The Leadership Council has officially adopted a Code of Conduct that governs Neotoma database events and activities. Ten of the 12 Leadership Council members voted on the CoC and all unanimously supported adopting the Code as official policy for Neotoma. You can find the full code on the Governance page, also directly uploaded in the Documents section of the database.

Posted by Jessica Blois on 12/05

Neotoma signs COPDESS Commitment to FAIR Open Data Standards

Neotoma has joined the COPDESS commitment to Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data.  Neotoma shares and commits to COPDESS goals of "Ensuring that Earth, space, and environmental science research outputs, including data, software, and samples or standard information about them, are open, FAIR, and curated in trusted domain repositories whenever possible and that other links and information related to scholarly publications follow leading practices for transparency and information."

For further information about the FAIR standards and COPDESS commitment, see link below.


Posted by Jack Williams on 11/09

NSF-EAR Data Policies, Neotoma Approved Data Resource

The Earth Sciences Division of the US National Science Foundation has recently released new data management guidelines (LINK) for all NSF-supported projects. key elements include deposition of data and samples in an approved data repository or resource within 2 yrs of final data collection. 

Neotoma is included in the NSF Appendix of approved repositories and resources (attached), and we are happy to help you archive your data.  Please see Data Contributions for more information.  Sample text for a Data Management Plan is also available in Documents

Posted by Jack Williams on 05/25

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