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Community and Technical Needs to Facilitate Sample Citation

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posted on 2024-03-27, 18:19 authored by Joan Damerow, Andrea ThomerAndrea Thomer, Val Stanley

This session will focus on identifying community and technical needs to make sample tracking and citation possible. Over the last few years, the Physical Sample Curation Cluster has been developing guidelines to support sample citation.  We are currently working on a paper writing up our recommendations, and have recently drafted a short flyer entitled, “4 Steps to Publish Open Earth Science Samples” However, we have realized that there are many things that can’t be solved by citation best practices alone. We need repositories, publishers, and other major players in scholarly communication to make changes to their platforms in order to support the Sample community’s needs for citation, tracking metrics, and so on. However, in order to push for that change, we as a community need to come together to tell them what we want.


In this session, we want to work together to come up with a “wish list” of technical functionalities and best practices that research labs, repositories, identifier minting agents, publishers, metrics aggregators, and more need to adopt in order to support our community. This wish list will be used both for our in progress paper, and for further advocacy to push the state of sample citation forward. We hope for this to be a working session in which participants split into break out groups to contribute to the wish list.


Here we provide the slide deck for a conference session hosted by the ESIP Physical Samples Curation Cluster during the 2024 ESIP Winter Meeting held online.

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