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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 268
Title: Maximizing the Potential of Data  Modern IT Tools, Best Practices, and Metadata Standards for SBE Sciences
Lead Author: Heus, Pascal
Abstract: An unprecedented amount of data are produced by agencies and researchers in support of SBE research. However, the existence of data alone is not sufficient to maximize their utility and the need for more accessible, open, and usable data is growing. Meeting such demand is a major challenge for data managing institutions that are, not only facing a number of archetypal issues - such as quality, timeliness, adequate documentation, privacy, security, comparability, and harmonization - but also significant resource constraints. Furthermore, the globalization and virtualization of data and systems calls for a unification of practices to facilitate the process by which information may be delivered over the Internet or exchanged between organizations. New information technologies, tools, best practices, and metadata standards have emerged to meet these needs in a way that is both efficient and responsible, the adoption and diffusion of which can provide producers and researchers with a cohesive approach to data management and knowledge sharing. This in turn will open greater access to data, maximizing their usefulness for policymakers, students, researchers, and journalists. This paper examines how advances in technology and open standards may be leveraged upon to enhance manageability, discovery, accessibility, and usability of SBE data.
PDF: Heus_Pascal_268.pdf

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