Project Aims

PREPARDE was a 12 month JISC funded project to:

  • capture and manage the workflows required to operate the Geoscience Data Journal - from submission of a new data paper and dataset, to review and publication.
  • develop the procedures and policies for authors, reviewers and editors to facilitate the acceptance of data papers for publication by the Geoscience Data Journal.  This will focus on guidelines for scientific reviewers who will review the datasets.
  • incorporate technical developments at the point of submission including data visualisation checks and interface improvements in order to enhance the resulting data publications.
  • place procedures for lightweight data papers in the California Digital Library.
  • interact with the wider scientific and data community in order to provide recommendations on accreditation requirements for data repositories.
  • engage the user and stakeholder community to promote long-term sustainability and governance of data journals.

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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.