These guidelines are intended to facilitate synthesis and data sharing for work being carried out using Ogallala Water CAP funding. These guidelines apply to all output regarding research, extension, other outreach/education publications, and other media developed by Ogallala Water CAP research scientists and extension specialists, post-doctoral researchers, staff, and students.
The Ogallala Water CAP is a multi-faceted, complex project aimed at answering questions important to farmers, researchers, policy makers, outreach specialists, and citizens. To provide results and recommendations to others, we must work cooperatively to share and publish data. It is expected that all members of the team will work together in a collaborative and supportive manner resulting in a large number of superior quality publications.
In order to encourage data flow, successful project team collaboration and to respect the turnaround time required to complete the publication process within this project’s funding window, project team members are expected to deposit data within a reasonable timeframe after collection to a non-public project team data repository. Upon upload to the project team data repository, all data producers are expected to ensure that their data are of high quality, with no further changes expected to occur, and that relevant metadata is included with their uploaded datasets.
In general, this project’s data handling and use will take place in the following ways:
Authorship of publications using unpublished primary data for a secondary purpose should be as outlined in Category 1, point 3, below, which states that, after the paper’s lead authors, primary data producers should be listed alphabetically. Authors using datasets that have benefitted from compilation, visualization, interpretation, analysis, or synthesis performed by any team member(s) should consider including data team members as authors as appropriate
(1) Data producers will be informed of intended use of data; and
(2) Data users will give proper acknowledgment and citations for all data used in Ogallala Water CAP output. Recommendations for proper citation, credit, and acknowledgement vary based on type of publication and complexity, characterized by following categories:
Exceptions and variations are possible but should be brought to the Ogallala Water CAP Project Leadership Team (PLT) for verification before publication. Contact Ogallala Water CAP Project Manager, Amy Kremen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions; she will bring these questions forward to the PLT.