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Open data and digital morphology

Davies, TG, Rahman, IA, Lautenschlager, S, Cunningham, JA, Asher, RJ, Barrett, PM, Bates, KT, Bengston, S, Benson, RBJ, Boyer, DM, Braga, J, Bright, JA, Claessens, LPAM, Cox, PG, Dong, XP, Evans, AR, Falkingham, PL, Friedman, M, Garwood, RJ, Goswami, A , Hutchinson, JR, Jeffrey, NS, Johanson, Z, Lebrun, R, Martínez-Pérez, C, Marugán-Lobón, J, O'Higgins, PM, Metscher, B, Orliac, M, Rowe, T, Rucklin, M, Sánchez-Villagra, MR, Shubin, NH, Smith, SY, Starck, JM, Stringer, C, Summers, AP, Sutton, MD, Walsh, SA, Weisbecker, V, Witmer, LM, Wroe, S, Yin, Z, Rayfield, E and Donoghue, PCJ (2017) Open data and digital morphology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 (1852). ISSN 1471-2954

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Over the past two decades, the development of methods for visualizing and analysing specimens digitally, in three and even four dimensions, has transformed the study of living and fossil organisms. However, the initial promise, that the widespread application of such methods would facilitate access to the underlying digital data, has not been fully achieved. The underlying datasets for many published studies are not readily or freely available, introducing a barrier to verification and reproducibility, and the reuse of data. There is no current agreement or policy on the amount and type of data that should be made available alongside studies that use, and in some cases are wholly reliant on, digital morphology. Here, we propose a set of recommendations for minimum standards and additional best practice for 3D digital data publication, and review the issues around data storage, management and accessibility.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Davies TG et al. 2017 Open data and digital morphology. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20170194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.0194
Uncontrolled Keywords: 06 Biological Sciences, 11 Medical And Health Sciences, 07 Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Royal Society, The
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 09:12
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 02:28
DOI or Identification number: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0194
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5877

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