Open data in global environmental research: findings from the community

Birgit Schmidt, Birgit Gemeinholzer, Andrew Treloar

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This paper presents selected findings of the Belmont Forum's survey on open data which targeted the global environmental research and data infrastructure community. It highlights users' perceptions of the term "open data", expectations of infrastructure functionalities, and barriers and enablers for the sharing of data. Respondents also pointed out a wide range of good practice examples and a desire for enhancement and consolidation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Avenues for Electronic Publishing in the Age of Infinite Collections and Citizen Science
Subtitle of host publicationScale, Openness and Trust: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Electronic Publishing
EditorsBirgit Schmidt, Milena Dobreva
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995623
ISBN (Print)9781614995616
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Electronic Publishing 2015 - St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta
Duration: 1 Sep 20153 Sep 2015
Conference number: 19th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Electronic Publishing 2015
Abbreviated titleELPub 2015
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  • Global environmental change
  • Open data
  • SharingE-infrastructures

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