The Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS) connects Earth and space science publishers and data facilities to help translate the aspirations of open, available, and useful data from policy into practice.

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Enabling FAIR Data Project

Building on COPDESS, this project implements the common policies and standards that connect researchers, publishers, and data repositories to accelerate scientific discovery by promoting open and FAIR data.

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Resources for Publishing Data

COPDESS develops and recommends best practices for journal author instructions around data and identifiers as a resource to the community.

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Community Commitments

Commitment Statements about research data and data practices help bring us together on common goals that recognize the value and give guidance on sharing and citing these important research products.

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  • Citation practices for research outputs including data, software, and samples in scientific publications
  • Best practices and resources for journal editors and staff 
  • Support domain repositories in the Earth, environmental, and space sciences
  • Connect researchers with appropriate repositories; and 
  • Improving the workflows around FAIR scientific data and software and especially for between data repository discovery, ingest and curation, and journal peer review, publication, and post-publication linking and discovery.

COPDESS Co-Chairs:

Interested in COPDESS?

For general information, please contact datahelp@agu.org

COPDESS is hosted by ESIP; Administrative support is provided by AGU.

Since 2019, COPDESS is a Collaboration Area in ESIP.