We are excited to introduce a new 2021 workshop series for editors and other COPDESS stakeholders that focuses on relevant developments in data and software.

Upcoming Workshops

1) COPDESS Workshop: Overview of the Software Citation Guidance for Authors and Journals by the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group

17 May 15:00-16:30 EDT, 19:00 – 20:30 UTC

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COPDESS Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign / National Center for Supercomputing Applications  (bio)
  • Neil Chue Hong, Software Sustainability Institute / University of Edinburgh (bio)


  • Ankur Desai, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Dept of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences / Editor for JGR Biogeosciences / AMS Scientific and Technological Activities Commission (STAC) Commissioner (bio)
  • Melissa Harrison, Head of Production Operations at eLife / Chair of JATS4R / Member of Board of Directors of Crossref (bio)
  • August Muench, Data Editor for the Journals of the American Astronomical Society / Member of Asclepias Project team. (bio)
  • Moderator: Shelley Stall, Sr. Director of Data Leadership at the American Geophysical Union (bio)

Objective: Learn about the work of the FORCE11 Working Group to develop best practices for authors and journals for software citation.

Citing software is developing as a common practice.  Journals and editors need consistent guidance to provide authors.   The co-chairs will discuss the types of software citation, challenges, and recommended approaches.  Our panelists will share their own experiences around software citation followed by a discussion.

2) COPDESS Workshop: Rubric for Models and Model Data — Best Practices for Preservation and Replicability

28 May 10:00 – 11:30 EDT, 14:00 – 15:30 UTC

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COPDESS Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Gretchen Mullendore, NCAR (bio)
  • Doug Schuster, NCAR (bio)
  • Matthew Mayernik, NCAR (bio)

Objective: Learn about the work of the RCN for Model Data to develop a rubric for Models and Model Data to establish best practices for preservation and replicability.

A common question about research efforts that use models and simulation is “what must be included as digital objects cited in the paper for publication?”  The co-chairs will describe the process used to develop the rubric and give an introduction for how it might be applied by journal editors to guide their authors.

Previous Workshops

COPDESS Workshop: The Intersection of the Data Repository and Journal Workflow — Coordination of Data Preservation with the Paper Peer-Review Process

12 April 16:00 – 18:00 EDT, 20:00 – 22:00 UTC



COPDESS Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Danie Kinkade, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (bio)
  • Lesley Wyborn, National Computational Infrastructure (bio)
  • Shelley Stall, AGU (bio)

Objective: Discuss the detailed workflow between the journal, author, and repository that identifies the activities necessary for both processes to move forward in a more coordinated way. The co-chairs will share the current progress on the use case where data are submitted for preservation at or near the same time as the paper is submitted to a journal that will cite the data.

The co-chairs seek feedback from both journal and repository communities that will lead to recommendations for better transparency and coordination across both processes.

The co-chairs have presented this work for discussion at prior workshops at the Research Data Alliance and the Earth Science Information Partners.