Development and release of phenological data products—A case study in compliance with federal open data policy

Open-File Report 2018-1007
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Abstract

In Autumn 2015, USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) staff implemented new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data-management policies intended to ensure that the results of Federally funded research are made available to the public. The effort aimed both to improve USA-NPN data releases and to provide a model for similar programs within the USGS. This report provides an overview of the steps taken to ensure compliance, following the USGS Science Data Lifecycle, and provides lessons learned about the data-release process for USGS program leaders and data managers.

Suggested Citation

Rosemartin, A., Langseth, M.L., Crimmins, T.M., and Weltzin, J.F., 2018, Development and release of phenological data products—A case study in compliance with federal open data policy: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1007, 13 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181007.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Purpose and Scope
  • USA-NPN: Data Products for Science and Decisionmaking
  • The Data-Management Planning Process
  • Case Study – Historical Annual Spring Indices
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Development and release of phenological data products—A case study in compliance with federal open data policy
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2018-1007
DOI 10.3133/ofr20181007
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Office of the AD Ecosystems, Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries
Description iv, 13 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y