Balancing data sharing requirements for analyses with data sensitivity

Biological Invasions
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Data sensitivity can pose a formidable barrier to data sharing. Knowledge of species current distributions from data sharing is critical for the creation of watch lists and an early warning/rapid response system and for model generation for the spread of invasive species. We have created an on-line system to synthesize disparate datasets of non-native species locations that includes a mechanism to account for data sensitivity. Data contributors are able to mark their data as sensitive. This data is then 'fuzzed' in mapping applications and downloaded files to quarter-quadrangle grid cells, but the actual locations are available for analyses. We propose that this system overcomes the hurdles to data sharing posed by sensitive data. ?? 2006 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Balancing data sharing requirements for analyses with data sensitivity
Series title Biological Invasions
DOI 10.1007/s10530-006-9042-4
Volume 9
Issue 5
Year Published 2007
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Biological Invasions
First page 597
Last page 599
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