Data Management and the National Climate Assessment: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and Future Applications (Invited Presentation)
The metadata effort for this NCA proved invaluable for many reasons, one of which being that it showcased that there is a critical need for a culture change within the scientific community to support collection and transparency of data and methods to the level produced with the NCA. Irregardless of being federally mandated, it proves to simply be a good practice in science communication.
This presentation will detail the collection process the TSU executed and the supporting infrastructure being refined as we move forward, as well as illustrate the value of highly detailed metadata through examples from the NCA of successful transparency. Through this presentation, we hope to impel the discussion in support of detailed metadata becoming the cultural norm within the scientific community to support influential and highly policy-relevant documents such as the NCA.