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Little more than decade back biodiversity data publishing was opportunistic and secondary spin-off activity of the biodiversity research and conservation management chain. Today, the Global ...

Little more than decade back biodiversity data publishing was opportunistic and secondary spin-off activity of the biodiversity research and conservation management chain. Today, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility facilitate free and open access to over 420 million primary biodiversity data records contributed by publishers across the globe. This is an outcome of a growing realization that free and open access to biodiversity data is crucial to take informed decisions and actions for sustainable use of biotic resources and conservation of biodiversity areas. In recent past use of biodiversity data in research, conservation and management activities is on rise. However, users often complain about the low degree of ‘fitness-for-use’ of the accessible data. Most of the times potential use of data is hampered because of lack of adequate metadata, that can demonstrate the fintness-for-use of a given dataset.

To overcome this an appropriate incentivisation mechanism is essential, that can provide due credit and acknowledgement to a research groups for their efforts in authoring good metadata. In recent past a concept of ‘scholarly data publishing’ is being talked about where in both data and metadata undergo peer-review similar to other scientific publications. Pensoft publishing has launched a fresh data only journal called ‘Biodiversity Data Journal, and accepts data papers in six of its other journal titles. European aquatic biodiversity community through EU funded project ‘BioFresh’ has engaged with editors of 29 aquatic biodiversity journals to being accepting data papers. GBIF node in Columbia and South Africa are planning to kick start a journal that will publish data papers. Recently, Nature Publishing Group has announced a peer-reviewed data publishing only journal called ‘Scientific Data’. These developments announce the arrival of the new data publishing era ‘Scholarly Data Publishing’. Biodiversity science and biodiversity informatics stands to gain a lot by being on the forefront of this tide.

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  • This approach will result into: <br /> Accessibility to fit-for-use, representative content <br /> Better science (data-intensive) <br /> Informed decisions <br />
  • This approach will result into: <br /> Accessibility to fit-for-use, representative content <br /> Better science (data-intensive) <br /> Informed decisions <br />
  • This approach will result into: <br /> Accessibility to fit-for-use, representative content <br /> Better science (data-intensive) <br /> Informed decisions <br />
  • This approach will result into: <br /> Accessibility to fit-for-use, representative content <br /> Better science (data-intensive) <br /> Informed decisions <br />
  • BIP Index will assess: <br /> Intrinsic biodiversity potential of a country <br /> Capacity of the country to generate biodiversity data, and <br /> the capacity of a country for managing and publishing biodiversity data <br />
  • This approach will result into: <br /> Accessibility to fit-for-use, representative content <br /> Better science (data-intensive) <br /> Informed decisions <br />
  • In words of Lyubomir Penev, Managing Editor of PenSoft Publications ‘the Data Paper is an evolutionary step in ensuring discovery and access of biodiversity data resources over Internet. It will place publication of biodiversity data on a par with scholarly publishing. <br /> I am further happy to inform this gathering that the Journal of African Biodiversity Conservation’ will have the ‘Data Paper’ section, and will thus accept Data Paper manuscripts. <br />
  • This approach will result into: <br /> Accessibility to fit-for-use, representative content <br /> Better science (data-intensive) <br /> Informed decisions <br />
  • On the issue of ‘Data Citation’ currently it is difficult to recognise the efforts of the players involved in ‘data creation and publishing cycle’. <br /> As Dave Roberts says it is impossible to identify who originally created or added value to the datum. <br /> Gravity of such a statement is reflected when we look at the current practice of citing data accessed through GBIF network, which often creates panic within scientific community. <br />
  • On the issue of ‘Data Citation’ currently it is difficult to recognise the efforts of the players involved in ‘data creation and publishing cycle’. <br /> As Dave Roberts says it is impossible to identify who originally created or added value to the datum. <br /> Gravity of such a statement is reflected when we look at the current practice of citing data accessed through GBIF network, which often creates panic within scientific community. <br />
  • This approach will result into: <br /> Accessibility to fit-for-use, representative content <br /> Better science (data-intensive) <br /> Informed decisions <br />
  • As Peter Ingwersen (a famous webliometric expert) says currently we lack professional mechanism that can assess the impact of data publishing. Such a mechanism similar to ‘Impact Factor’ for scholarly publication is urgently required, if our goal is to elevate data publishing on par with scholarly publishing. <br />
  • Data Usage Index as proposed is a measure of the impact of data publishing by being accessed and used by the stakeholder communities. <br /> We have now developed and improvised the algorithm of the ‘Data Usage Index’. <br /> We will now proceed with prototype development of ‘Data Usage Index’ for biodiversity data. <br />
  • DUI is composed on the basis of 14 biodiversity data usage indicators. <br /> Once developed DUI will be able to measure the impact of access to biodiversity data by (1) ‘Data Publishers and/or custodians, (2) datasets, (3) even thematic datasets, and finally by (4) countries. <br />
  • This approach will result into: <br /> Accessibility to fit-for-use, representative content <br /> Better science (data-intensive) <br /> Informed decisions <br />
  • This approach will result into: <br /> Accessibility to fit-for-use, representative content <br /> Better science (data-intensive) <br /> Informed decisions <br />

Exploring the future of scholarly publishing of biodiversity data Exploring the future of scholarly publishing of biodiversity data Presentation Transcript

  • TDWG 2013 Exploring the future of scholarly publishing of biodiversity data Vishwas Chavan Senior Programme Officer for CONETNT MOBILISATION Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Email: vchavan@gbif.org 30 October 2013
  • How data publishing was viewed? 1993
  • Attitude towards data publishing then… Online & CDROM Review, 1993,17(2): 77-82
  • Attitude towards data publishing then… Institutional Publications Committee’s opinion Online & CDROM Review, 1993,17(2): 77-82
  • 2001
  • Significance of data • Policy and Decisions can benefit from • Knowledge and • Information that depends on • Primary Data
  • Need for International Mechanism “An international mechanism is needed to make biodiversity data and information accessible worldwide.” - OECD MegaScience Forum
  • The GBIF Informatics infrastructure A global infrastructure for PUBLISHING biodiversity data Last updated: 2
  • Free & Open Access to biodiversity Data
  • Scientific Publications using GBIF mediated data The numbers on this slide have been revised from previous versions to exclude official reports, academic theses and conference proceedings.  Last updated: 2013-04-08
  • Scientific Publications using GBIF mediated data Main uses: Main uses: ••EcologicalNiche Modelling (ENM) Ecological Niche Modelling (ENM) ••Speciesdistributions Species distributions ••Climateimpact studies Climate impact studies ••Conservation Conservation ••Invasivealien species Invasive alien species ••Agriculture Agriculture ••Humanhealth Human health http://www.mendeley.com/groups/1068301/gbif-public-library/
  • Use by Chinese scientists …
  • 12 years of GBIF: Lessons learnt…. • Technology • Infrastructure • • • Capacity Building Political support Social understanding • Cultural change
  • But, where is the DATA? Existing biodiversity data is scattered & locked up in individual and institutional cupboards
  • Impediments to data publishing Lack of Data Publishing Framework Lack of Incentives
  • 2009
  • GBIF Data Publishing Framework Task Group
  • Mainstreaming data publishing Source: Moritz et. al. (2011). Towards mainstreaming of biodiversity data publishing: recommendations of the GBIF Data Publishing Framework Task Group. BMC Bioinformatics, 12 (Suppl. 15): S1 GBIF Data Publishing Framework Task Group GBIF Data Publishing Framework Task Group
  • Data Paper…. Enhancements such Enhancements such as statistical analysis, as statistical analysis, content assessment content assessment and visual and visual presentation are presentation are feasible…. feasible….
  • Data Paper Progress…. Anticipated Anticipated Data Papers Data Papers 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014
  • Biodiversity Data Journal
  • Biota Colombiana
  • Data Paper…. “The Data Paper is an evolutionary step in ensuring discovery and access of biodiversity data resources over Internet. It will place publication of biodiversity data …on a par with scholarly publishing” Lyubomir Penev Lyubomir Penev Managing Editor Managing Editor PenSoft Publications PenSoft Publications
  • Towards Data citation….
  • Data Citation…. “It is difficult or impossible given the existing citation metrics system to identify who originally created or added value to the datum” Dave Roberts Dave Roberts Natural History Museum, Natural History Museum, London London Please cite this data as follows: Please cite this data as follows:    (accessed through GBIF data portal, Mammal specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, Mammal specimens, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/559) http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/559) (accessed through GBIF data portal, Vertebrate specimens, (accessed through GBIF data portal, Vertebrate specimens, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/541) http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/541) (accessed through GBIF data portal, Natural History Museum (accessed through GBIF data portal, Natural History Museum Rotterdam, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/693) Rotterdam, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/693) (accessed through GBIF data portal, Database Schema for UC (accessed through GBIF data portal, Database Schema for UC Davis Wildlife museum, Davis Wildlife museum, http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/736) http://data.gbif.org/datasets/resource/736) ...................................................................... ......................................................................
  • Data Citation…. http://www.gbif.org/orc/?doc_id=4659
  • http://ands.org.au/services/cite-my-data.html
  • http://wokinfo.com/products_tools/multidisciplinary/dci/dci-vid2.html
  • Towards Data Usage Index….
  • Data Usage Index “Similar to the Impact Factor for scholarly publishing, a professional recognition mechanism that can also assess the impact of data publishing is urgently required” Peter Ingwersen, Professor Peter Ingwersen, Professor Abo Akademi University, Finland Abo Akademi University, Finland Oslo University College, Norway Oslo University College, Norway Royal School of Library & Information Sciences, Denmark Royal School of Library & Information Sciences, Denmark
  • Data Usage Index Data Usage Index (DUI) What it is: The Data Usage Index is a measure of the impact of data publishing by being accessed and used by the stakeholder communities Source: Chavan and Ingwersen (2009) Towards a data publishing framework for primary biodiversity data: challenges and potentials for the biodiversity informatics community. BMC Bioinformatics, 10 (Sppl 14): S2
  • Data Usage Index DUI is computed on the basis of 14 biodiversity data usage indicators DUI for.. DUI for.. publishers publishers datasets datasets thematic thematic data data country country Source: Ingwersen and Chavan (in press). Indicators for Data Usage Index (DUI): An incentive for publishing primary biodiversity data through the global information infrastructure. BMC Bioinformatics (special supplement).
  • Data Usage Index
  • 2013
  • Dreaming of a future…. ‘Data Publishing’ will be treated on par with ‘Scholarly Publishing’ ‘Data Publishing’ will become integral component of ‘Scholarly Publishing’
  • Dreaming of a future…. towards towards Unified Publishing Index
  • Unified Publishing Index…. Impact Factor Citation Impact indices Data Usage Index Other indices Unified Publishing Index
  • Reassured Future…. Ambition to: • deliver predictive modeling of the biosphere • compete with BIG science projects
  • Reassured Future…. Determination to: • demand-driven mobilisation • publishing in-tune with national & global relevance
  • Reassured Future…. Changing winds: • Supportive political environment • Funding linked to data publishing • Early signs of cultural changes
  • Biggest challenge
  • Impossible ….…. Impossible is nothing!