Project Partners

University of Leicester - to lead and administer the project through the PI Dr J.A.Tedds in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  The University also liaises with a range of academic stakeholders internationally for their input into the workshops and guidelines.

British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC
) - to  project manage PREPARDE. BADC provide technical input into the cross-linking, workflows and scientific review work packages.
Wiley-Blackwell - to provide the publishing platform, work with partners to develop and implement workflows and support technical enhancements to enhance authorial and readership experiences.
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California Digital Library (CDL)
- to collaborate with the project and investigate a lightweight data paper convention with informal (crowd-sourced) review.  CDL will contribute a broader perspective from outside the Earth Sciences.
National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
- to provide use cases of current data review methods and feedback on development of peer review guidelines and workflows for the Geoscience Data Journal.  NCAR will  contribute to the data repository accreditation report and workshops.
- to contribute a broader perspective from the biomedical sciences.  This will subsequently extend the impact of the output from the work packages to the biomedical community through the launch of F1000 Research and the use of their Advisory Panel and the F1000 Faculty. F1000 will co-organise one of the workshops.

Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
- to assess peer review models, their overlap with data repository appraisal and ingest processes.

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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.