[Board] Opportunity for OSGeo:ENABLING FAIR DATA COMMITMENT STATEMENT IN THE EARTH, SPACE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 12:57:38 PDT 2018


Should we here from the data committee on this one?
On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 12:42 PM Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
wrote:

> Hi Peter,
>
> Thanks for bringing this to the Board's attention.
>
> As you submitted this request 4 minutes before the Board meeting was
> started, we were unfortunately not able to digest it in time for proper
> discussion.  I hope we can discuss here all together, and bring it to a
> vote soon.
>
> Thank you for representing OSGeo within the Enabling FAIR Data project.
> I agree, that since we have a strong MoU with the AGU that this
> agreement does make sense to support (if I remember our AGU mou draft,
> both parties already signed in support of FAIR principles).
>
> -jeff
>
>
>
> On 2018-08-01 11:56 AM, "Peter Löwe" wrote:
> > Dear Board,
> >
> > I would like to ask the Board to sign the online commitment statement
> provided by the Enabling FAIR Data project on behalf of the OSGeo
> Foundation.
> >
> > Background:
> > The Enabling FAIR project is funded by the Arnold Foundation (just a bit
> smaller than the Gates Foundation) and managed by AGU, the American
> Geophysical Union (OSGeo has a MOU with AGU).
> > The project goal is to create an initial critical mass of researchers,
> research institutes and organisations, publishers, data repositories und
> funding agencies to establish the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible,
> Interoperable, Reusable) as best practices in the (Geo-)Sciences.
> >
> > Since last year I have been representing the OSGeo position within the
> project.
> >
> > The full text (& online signing opportunity) of the commitment statement
> is available here:
> http://www.copdess.org/enabling-fair-data-project/commitment-to-enabling-fair-data-in-the-earth-space-and-environmental-sciences/
> >
> > The core statement is:
> >
> > --snip--
> > we commit to these goals:
> > 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.
> >
> > This means that:
> > Publication of scholarly articles in the Earth, space, and environmental
> science community is conditional upon the concurrent availability of the
> data underpinning the research finding, with only a few, standard, widely
> adopted exceptions, such as around privacy for human subjects or to protect
> heritage field samples.
> >
> > These data should, to the greatest extent possible, be shared, open, and
> stored in community-approved FAIR-aligned repositories. Leading
> repositories provide additional quality checks around domain data and data
> services and facilitate discovery and reuse of data and other research
> outputs.
> > --snap--
> >
> > To my understanding, the goals of the project and OSGeo are highly
> compatible and OSGeo is already well on track to establish a open source
> infrastructure for FAIR. Because of this I would like to encourage the
> Board to sign the commitment statement on behalf of OSGeo (otherwise I can
> gladly handle this, if necessary).
> >
> > Overview over all signatories so far:
> http://www.copdess.org/enabling-fair-data-project/commitment-to-enabling-fair-data-in-the-earth-space-and-environmental-sciences/signatories/
> >
> > The commitment statement can be signed both by organisations and
> individuals. I would like encourage everybody to sign the statement
> personally.
> >
> >
> > best,
> > peter
> >
> >
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