Peer REview for Publication & Accreditation of Research Data in the Earth sciences (PREPARDE) is a UK JISC funded international project that brings together a wide range of experts in research, academic publishing and data management to produce data publication guidelines applicable across a range of research disciplines and data types.
The project plans to capture the processes and procedures required to publish a research dataset - ranging from ingestion into a data repository to formal publication in a data journal. To do this we are developing workflows for a new open access Geoscience Data Journal published by project partners Wiley and the Royal Meteorological Society.
In this way we are addressing key issues arising in the data publication paradigm across disciplines including dataset peer-review, data quality and assurance and investigating how datasets and journal publications can be linked for the benefit of the wider research community.
To facilitate discussion between the many stakeholders involved in research data publication including researchers, institutions, funders and publishers we have created a DATA-PUBLICATION mailing list - do join in if interested!