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.

Previous Workshops

1) 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, American Geophysical Union (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.

2) 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


Slides and Chat

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.

3) 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


Slides and Chat

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.