Peer REview for Publication & Accreditation of Research Data in the Earth sciences (PREPARDE) was a UK JISC funded international project that brought 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 captured 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 developed workflows for a new open access Geoscience Data Journal published by project partners Wiley and the Royal Meteorological Society.

In this way we addressed 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.

Find out more about the project aims and project partners.

The PREPARDE wiki was used by the project partners for development purposes but also hosts some useful resources. The PREPARDE Blog provided regular updates about the project by team members.

We were funded through the JISC Managing Research Data Programme, one of three projects in theInnovative Research Data Publication strand.

To facilitate discussion between the many stakeholders involved in research data publication including researchers, institutions, funders and publishers we created a DATA-PUBLICATION mailing list now numbering 250+ subscribers - do join in if interested!

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Dr Jonathan Tedds

Senior Research Fellow
Dept. of Health Sciences

Centre for Medicine

University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH

Email: jat26 <at>

Twitter: @jtedds

Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7780

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We were funded in 2012-2013 through the JISC Managing Research Data Programme, one of three projects in the Innovative Research Data Publication strand. The PI Dr Jonathan Tedds led the project through the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester.