Adding value to research data

The Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC), which is responsible for long-term management of Australia’s Antarctic data, is now a ‘recommended repository’ for the Nature journal Scientific Data.

This journal aims to make research data more widely available and reusable, by publishing detailed descriptions of how data is produced and what quality-control experiments were performed.

AADC Manager Dr Ben Raymond said the new affiliation means that anyone lodging data with the AADC can also consider publishing a data paper.

'In essence, an extended description of the data, giving extra exposure to their work and highlighting its value to the broader scientific community,’ he said.

Further information about Scientific Data and data repositories is available at Nature.

Jill Brown
Australian Antarctic Division