Time to Swim in the Data Sea

Time to Swim in the Data Sea Editorial EDITOR IN CHIEF Scott L. Collins SENIOR EDITOR BioScience® James M. Verdier Editors: Eye on Education: Beth Baker A Forum for Integrating the Life Sciences (educationoffice@aibs.org); Feature articles: Beth Baker (features@aibs.org); Washington Watch: American Institute of Biological Sciences Robert E. Gropp (publicpolicy@aibs.org). Editorial Board: James Aronson (Missouri Botanical Garden), James Bell (Victoria University of Wellington), Reinette Biggs (Stockholm Resilience Centre), Rick Bonney (Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology), Gordon Brown (US Department of the Interior [retired]), ight years ago, the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico focused Richard M. Burian (Virginia Tech), Catherine E. Carr Ethe world’s attention on a catastrophic human and environmental tragedy. Not (University of Maryland), Daniel L. Childers (Arizona State University), Scott L. Collins (University of New long after oil began to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, it became clear that there Mexico), Rita R. Colwell (University of Maryland), Charlene D’Avanzo (Hampshire College), Kathleen was inadequate scientific knowledge about the effects of an oil release of such Donohue (Harvard University), David L. Evans (Pennsylvania College of Technology), Cassandra magnitude on the environment. G. Extavour (Harvard University), Eric A. Fischer The realization that more research was needed was recognized by BP, Inc., which (Congressional Research Service), Kirk Fitzhugh (LA County Museum of Natural History), Manuela quickly funded the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to support independent González Suárez (University of Reading), Corinna Gries research into the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico. Importantly, a requirement for (University of Wisconsin), Arnaud Grüss (University of Washington), Geoffrey M. Henebry (South Dakota the researchers GoMRI would fund was that they must make their data publicly State University), Jose Herrera (Western New Mexico University), Pierre Horwitz (Edith Cowan University), available, which is done via the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Tony Joern (Kansas State University), Cynthia S. Data Cooperative, or GRIIDC. These data, which span a wide array of scientific and Jones (University of Connecticut), Linda A. Joyce (US Department of Agriculture Forest Service), Edna engineering fields, are thus available for use by current and future researchers. S. Kaneshiro (University of Cincinnati), Harvey B. Since the establishment of GoMRI, the scientific community—including Lillywhite (University of Florida), Anja Linstädter (University of Cologne), Alan C. Love (University research funding organizations—has increasingly explored how to increase access of Minnesota), Paula Mabee (University of South Dakota), Pim Martens (Maastricht University), Nancy to research data. The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), the owner of E. McIntyre (Texas Tech University), Stasa Milojević BioScience, has convened several community workshops on data access and use. In (Indiana University), Anna K. Monfils (Central Michigan University), Janice Moore (Colorado State 2015, Timothy Beardsley reported on one of these meetings in “Notes on Changing U niversity), Peter B. Moyle (University of California, Practices in Data Publication” (doi:10.1093/biosci/biv079). That year, AIBS also Davis), Michael Nelson (Oregon State University), Christer Nilsson (Umea University), Karen Oberhauser convened a workshop with financial support from the National Science Foundation (University of Minnesota), Shelley M. Payne (University to explore barriers to the integration of diverse data for answering novel research of Texas at Austin), Benjamin A. Pierce (Southwest- ern University), Jason Podrabsky (Portland State questions (www.aibs.org/public-policy/resources/Complex_Data_Report.pdf). University), Pedro Quintana-Ascencio (University of Central Florida), Sahotra Sarkar (University of It should be of little surprise to anyone who has considered data management, Texas at Austin), Daniel Simberloff (University of quality, or use issues that common concerns include cultural barriers to data Tennessee), Robert J. Steidl (University of Arizona), Briana Timmerman (University of South Carolina), sharing and the need to re-envision undergraduate and graduate education to Martin Tracey (Florida International Uni versity), include greater exposure to data use and management. For these reasons, the 2015 Monica Turner (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Gordon E. Uno (University of Oklahoma), Lisette AIBS Council of Member Societies and Organizations meeting brought national Waits (University of Idaho), Randy Wayne (Cornell University), Judith S. Weis (Rutgers University), Allison leaders together to identify issues associated with developing the biological Whitmer (Georgetown University), David S. Wilcove informatics workforce. This workshop floated 12 recommendations for scientific (Princeton University), Rob Williams (Oceans Initia- tive), Jean Wyld (Springfield College), Jake Vander societies, faculty members, academic libraries, and research funders (www.aibs. Zanden (University of Wisconsin). BioScience (ISSN 0006-3568; e-ISSN 1525-3244) is org/public-policy/resources/AIBS_2015_Council_Report.pdf). published 12 times a year by Oxford University Press, The issues identified during these meetings, as well as in workshops organized 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513. Production Editor: Jill Dwiggins. Periodicals postage paid at Cary, NC, and by other organizations, are complex. Importantly, in this issue of BioScience, additional mailing offices. Sébastien Renaut and colleagues move the data policy conversation forward. Their POSTMASTER: Send address changes to BioScience, Journals Customer Service Department, Oxford University Overview article, “Data Management, Archiving, and Sharing for Biologists and Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513-2009. the Role of Research Institutions in the Technology-Oriented Age” (doi:10.1093/ Membership and subscription: For a complete listing of subscription rates available, please visit https://aca- biosci/biy038), provides important context and understanding for issues that have demic.oup.com/bioscience/subscribe. The current year and two previous years’ issues are available from Oxford previously been identified by participants from many different data workshops University Press. Previous volumes can be obtained convened by AIBS and others. Renaut and coauthors offer 10 “take home from the Periodicals Service Company, 11 Main Street, Germantown, NY 12526, USA. E-mail: psc@periodi- messages”—all of which deserve consideration by the individuals and organizations cals.com. Telephone: 518-537-4700; fax: 518-537-5899. to which they are directed. Advertising: Advertising, inserts, and artwork enquiries should be addressed to Advertising and With proper implementation, improved education, and a scientific culture more Special Sales, Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP, accepting of collaboration and data sharing, the scientific community might be UK. Telephone: +44-01865-354767; fax: +44-01865- better positioned to forecast how a future catastrophic event, such as a Deepwater 353774; e-mail: jnlsadvertising@oup.com. For inf ormation about classified placements and deadlines, Horizon–scale accident, might affect our environment and human wellbeing. Even contact KERH Group LLC (info@kerhgroup.com). if a specific class of event is not modeled, researchers may nonetheless develop the Permissions: For information on how to request permissions to reproduce articles or tools, collaborations, and ability to quickly find and use appropriate data to provide information from this journal, please visit https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/access_ decision-makers with actionable information. purchase/rights_and_permissions. Instructions for Authors: Full instructions for manu- ROBERT E. GROPP script preparation and submission can be found at: https:// academic.oup.com/bioscience/pages/General_Instructions. Co-Executive Director © 2018 American Institute of Biological Sciences. All rights reserved. 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Editorial EDITOR IN CHIEF Scott L. Collins SENIOR EDITOR BioScience® James M. Verdier Editors: Eye on Education: Beth Baker A Forum for Integrating the Life Sciences (educationoffice@aibs.org); Feature articles: Beth Baker (features@aibs.org); Washington Watch: American Institute of Biological Sciences Robert E. Gropp (publicpolicy@aibs.org). Editorial Board: James Aronson (Missouri Botanical Garden), James Bell (Victoria University of Wellington), Reinette Biggs (Stockholm Resilience Centre), Rick Bonney (Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology), Gordon Brown (US Department of the Interior [retired]), ight years ago, the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico focused Richard M. Burian (Virginia Tech), Catherine E. Carr Ethe world’s attention on a catastrophic human and environmental tragedy. Not (University of Maryland), Daniel L. Childers (Arizona State University), Scott L. Collins (University of New long after oil began to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, it became clear that there Mexico), Rita R. Colwell (University of Maryland), Charlene D’Avanzo (Hampshire College), Kathleen was inadequate scientific knowledge about the effects of an oil release of such Donohue (Harvard University), David L. Evans (Pennsylvania College of Technology), Cassandra magnitude on the environment. G. Extavour (Harvard University), Eric A. Fischer The realization that more research was needed was recognized by BP, Inc., which (Congressional Research Service), Kirk Fitzhugh (LA County Museum of Natural History), Manuela quickly funded the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) to support independent González Suárez (University of Reading), Corinna Gries research into the effects of oil on the Gulf of Mexico. Importantly, a requirement for (University of Wisconsin), Arnaud Grüss (University of Washington), Geoffrey M. Henebry (South Dakota the researchers GoMRI would fund was that they must make their data publicly State University), Jose Herrera (Western New Mexico University), Pierre Horwitz (Edith Cowan University), available, which is done via the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Tony Joern (Kansas State University), Cynthia S. Data Cooperative, or GRIIDC. These data, which span a wide array of scientific and Jones (University of Connecticut), Linda A. Joyce (US Department of Agriculture Forest Service), Edna engineering fields, are thus available for use by current and future researchers. S. Kaneshiro (University of Cincinnati), Harvey B. Since the establishment of GoMRI, the scientific community—including Lillywhite (University of Florida), Anja Linstädter (University of Cologne), Alan C. Love (University research funding organizations—has increasingly explored how to increase access of Minnesota), Paula Mabee (University of South Dakota), Pim Martens (Maastricht University), Nancy to research data. The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), the owner of E. McIntyre (Texas Tech University), Stasa Milojević BioScience, has convened several community workshops on data access and use. In (Indiana University), Anna K. Monfils (Central Michigan University), Janice Moore (Colorado State 2015, Timothy Beardsley reported on one of these meetings in “Notes on Changing U niversity), Peter B. Moyle (University of California, Practices in Data Publication” (doi:10.1093/biosci/biv079). That year, AIBS also Davis), Michael Nelson (Oregon State University), Christer Nilsson (Umea University), Karen Oberhauser convened a workshop with financial support from the National Science Foundation (University of Minnesota), Shelley M. Payne (University to explore barriers to the integration of diverse data for answering novel research of Texas at Austin), Benjamin A. Pierce (Southwest- ern University), Jason Podrabsky (Portland State questions (www.aibs.org/public-policy/resources/Complex_Data_Report.pdf). University), Pedro Quintana-Ascencio (University of Central Florida), Sahotra Sarkar (University of It should be of little surprise to anyone who has considered data management, Texas at Austin), Daniel Simberloff (University of quality, or use issues that common concerns include cultural barriers to data Tennessee), Robert J. Steidl (University of Arizona), Briana Timmerman (University of South Carolina), sharing and the need to re-envision undergraduate and graduate education to Martin Tracey (Florida International Uni versity), include greater exposure to data use and management. For these reasons, the 2015 Monica Turner (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Gordon E. Uno (University of Oklahoma), Lisette AIBS Council of Member Societies and Organizations meeting brought national Waits (University of Idaho), Randy Wayne (Cornell University), Judith S. Weis (Rutgers University), Allison leaders together to identify issues associated with developing the biological Whitmer (Georgetown University), David S. Wilcove informatics workforce. This workshop floated 12 recommendations for scientific (Princeton University), Rob Williams (Oceans Initia- tive), Jean Wyld (Springfield College), Jake Vander societies, faculty members, academic libraries, and research funders (www.aibs. Zanden (University of Wisconsin). BioScience (ISSN 0006-3568; e-ISSN 1525-3244) is org/public-policy/resources/AIBS_2015_Council_Report.pdf). published 12 times a year by Oxford University Press, The issues identified during these meetings, as well as in workshops organized 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513. Production Editor: Jill Dwiggins. Periodicals postage paid at Cary, NC, and by other organizations, are complex. Importantly, in this issue of BioScience, additional mailing offices. Sébastien Renaut and colleagues move the data policy conversation forward. Their POSTMASTER: Send address changes to BioScience, Journals Customer Service Department, Oxford University Overview article, “Data Management, Archiving, and Sharing for Biologists and Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513-2009. the Role of Research Institutions in the Technology-Oriented Age” (doi:10.1093/ Membership and subscription: For a complete listing of subscription rates available, please visit https://aca- biosci/biy038), provides important context and understanding for issues that have demic.oup.com/bioscience/subscribe. The current year and two previous years’ issues are available from Oxford previously been identified by participants from many different data workshops University Press. Previous volumes can be obtained convened by AIBS and others. Renaut and coauthors offer 10 “take home from the Periodicals Service Company, 11 Main Street, Germantown, NY 12526, USA. E-mail: psc@periodi- messages”—all of which deserve consideration by the individuals and organizations cals.com. Telephone: 518-537-4700; fax: 518-537-5899. to which they are directed. Advertising: Advertising, inserts, and artwork enquiries should be addressed to Advertising and With proper implementation, improved education, and a scientific culture more Special Sales, Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP, accepting of collaboration and data sharing, the scientific community might be UK. Telephone: +44-01865-354767; fax: +44-01865- better positioned to forecast how a future catastrophic event, such as a Deepwater 353774; e-mail: jnlsadvertising@oup.com. For inf ormation about classified placements and deadlines, Horizon–scale accident, might affect our environment and human wellbeing. Even contact KERH Group LLC (info@kerhgroup.com). if a specific class of event is not modeled, researchers may nonetheless develop the Permissions: For information on how to request permissions to reproduce articles or tools, collaborations, and ability to quickly find and use appropriate data to provide information from this journal, please visit https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/access_ decision-makers with actionable information. purchase/rights_and_permissions. Instructions for Authors: Full instructions for manu- ROBERT E. GROPP script preparation and submission can be found at: https:// academic.oup.com/bioscience/pages/General_Instructions. Co-Executive Director © 2018 American Institute of Biological Sciences. All rights reserved. Printed by The Sheridan Press. doi:10.1093/biosci/biy061 https://academic.oup.com/bioscience June 2018 / Vol. 68 No. 6 • BioScience 391 Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article-abstract/68/6/391/4999963 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 20 June 2018

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