[Esip-preserve] draft ESIP Data Policy

Robert R. Downs rdowns at ciesin.columbia.edu
Wed Dec 9 12:48:09 EST 2009

Ruth -

While in many situations, protections for human subjects or for other 
concerns, such as endangered species or critical infrastructure, etc., 
might be covered by law or legal agreement, we cannot assume that is 
always the case, so we might want to add a clause, that alludes to other 
restrictions as exceptions.


Bob Downs

Ruth Duerr wrote:
> At our last telecon, I said I'd start routing around a draft data 
> policy for comment and edit by the group.  Well since that time, I 
> haven't had a spare second to think about it.  As a result, the draft 
> below is just that - very drafty!!!  Please help move this task along!
> Ruth
> Draft ESIP Data Policy
> Whereas, data stewardship and dissemination are central to the ESIP 
> Federation's vision to be a leader in promoting the collection, 
> stewardship, and use of Earth science data, we adopt the following 
> data policy:
> For Type I & II members, data shall be freely and openly available on 
> a non-discriminatory basis except where prohibited by law or legal 
> agreement.
> For Type III members, data shall be available on a non-discriminatory 
> basis.  Data, metadata, and products shall either be free of charge or 
> available at no more than the cost of reproduction for research and 
> education.
> All data, metadata, and products will be made available with minimum 
> time delay.
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