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Managing Risks to Scientific Data

Downs, Robert R.

Scientific data that are created, stored, or distributed in digital form are at risk of being unavailable or unusable for future research if they are not managed to mitigate the risks of digital data. At CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, of Columbia University, we have identified and described several risks to scientific data, including legality, integrity, interpretability, accessibility, discoverability, security, confidentiality, recoverability, and sustainability. Questions, scenarios, and approaches for mitigating these risks to scientific are offered.


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Center for International Earth Science Information Network
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November 20, 2017


The presentation, Managing Risks to Scientific Data, was presented by Robert R. Downs to the NYU/IBM Workshop on Managing Data Risk: Acquisition, Processing, Retention and Governance, that was held at New York University in New York, NY on April 24, 2009.