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GCE Announcement

Website Addition

Data set links are now displayed below bibliographic citations in the private GCE bibliography

As mentioned previously, NSF is now placing particular emphasis on ensuring data referenced in published papers are archived and available online. However, few GCE publications currently contain links to data sets, making it hard for us to demonstrate we are meeting this expectation.

In addition to the new "Data" status field on the bibliography update page already described, we have also now added two new features to the Private GCE Bibliography web page (see link at the top of the main GCE Bibliography page) to assist GCE PIs and students making connections to referenced data sets:

1. Links to any data sets associated with a publication are now displayed immediately following the citation, e.g.

Guo, H., Chamberlain, S.A., Elhaik, E., Jalli, I., Lynes, A.R., Marczak, L., Sabath, N., Vargas, A., Wieski, K., Zelig, E. and Pennings, S.C. 2015. Geographic Variation in Plant Community Structure of Salt Marshes: Species, Functional and Phylogenetic Perspectives. PLOS ONE. 10(5). (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127781)
[Datasets: PLT-GCET-0802a, PLT-GCET-0711]

So if no data set links are displayed for your paper, then no information about links to GCE data has been provided and you should update the citation if any GCE data were used!

2. "Edit" links are also displayed after each citation, providing a direct means to revise the entry to include data links. Note that only IM staff, the original contributor of the citation or their supervisor (in the case of students and staff) can revise citations, so if you receive a warning and cannot edit a paper you co-authored but did not submit please contact the IM office for assistance.

We also plan to start displaying data set links on the public bibliography page in the future as more complete information about GCE data used in publications is registered in the database . That will not only provide NSF with strong evidence of data use by GCE investigators, it will provide website visitors with a great way to discover the data supporting key GCE findings.

(Contact Wade Sheldon for additional information)

submitted Jan 05, 2018


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.