Definition Edit

Data authors are

the individuals involved in research, education, or other activities that generate digital data that are subsequently deposited in a data collection.[1]

Overview Edit

"The interests of the data authors — the scientists, educators, students, and others involved in research that produces digital data — lie in ensuring that they enjoy the benefits of their own work, including gaining appropriate credit and recognition, and that their results can be broadly disseminated and safely archived. In pursuing these interests, the data authors have the following responsibilities:

Robust, comprehensive, and broadly endorsed and disseminated community standards are crucial to the ability of authors to meet these responsibilities. Thus, active support for the development of community standards is an important policy goal."[2]

References Edit

  1. Long-Lived Digital Data Collections: Enabling Research and Education in the 21st Century, at 17.
  2. Id.

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