Co-leads: Sasha Ames, LLNL and Martina Stockhause, DKRZ
This task team will focus on how the CMIP data citation service should be transformed into a sustainable, scalable, and better integrated service, which can be provided for projects upon request and meets provider and user needs.
The current data citation service relies on a single person and the support by a single institution. Services were developed in an ad hoc manner restricted by limited resources.
Aim & Objectives
The aim of this TT is to develop the concept of a sustainable data citation service that:
• Supports CMIP7 and other WCRP projects and MIPs.
• Integrates more seamlessly into the CMIP infrastructure.
• Provides improved services for data providers and data users based on the CMIP survey results.
• Shares effort and costs among several DOI-providing institutions increasing resilience of the service.
Early objectives will be:
- Prioritise requirements for CMIP7 and potential wider activities.
- Identify stakeholders.
- Define a maximum of three options for a future citation service.
- Develop concepts, specify required services, and estimate costs (financial and human resource) for all options.
- Carry out stakeholder engagement to determine the preferred option.
- Develop an appropriate governance structure and process for establishment (e.g., Terms of Reference).
The TT will also be responsible for developing a governance structure to drive forward the results of the TT. This governance board will develop an implementation plan and the coordination of its implementation as well as the definition and oversight of metadata standards and service agreements.
Climate Data Citation Task Team members
Open call for members closed in October 2022 – call text available here.