Open Data in Geochemistry

Open Data in Geochemistry: Making, Delivering and Harnessing FAIR Data with Global Data Providers

June 12, 2024 at 10:00 EDT

Researchers today face a rising tide of data that offers enormous opportunities for new scientific discoveries, but also challenges established practices, capabilities, and capacity for organizing, analyzing, publishing, preserving, and accessing these data. Emerging data-driven and computational research paradigms in geochemistry demand that large volumes of standardized high-quality digital data are easily accessible. Open Data policies of funding agencies and publishers require researchers to share their data, following domain-and technology-agnostic principles that ensure Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability of data (= FAIR data). Therefore today, data management is no longer just an option, but needs to be an intrinsic component of research and education in geochemistry. Researchers should understand the landscape of geochemical data management, from sample collection in the field, to data management in the lab, to accessing and analyzing data, to publishing and archiving their data for long-term reuse and impact.

This free webinar will provide an overview of what FAIR means for geochemical data, what data systems are available to support the management and access of FAIR data, what services they offer, and how researchers can contribute to their success, i.e. their utility, usability, and sustainability by helping them evolve with the needs of the research community. The webinar is provided by OneGeochemistry, a global initiative of geochemical data providers to advance access to FAIR geochemical data.