Data Policies

NEON Data usage and citations

Data Usage

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Data Citations

Acknowledgement

‘The National Ecological Observatory Network is a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and operated under cooperative agreement by Battelle Memorial Institute. This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the NEON Program.’

Citing Downloaded Data

When 6 or fewer data products are used

Citation: National Ecological Observatory Network. [YEAR OF DOWNLOAD]. Data Products: [DPID1, DPID2…DPIDN].  Provisional data downloaded from http://data.neonscience.org on [DOWNLOAD DATE]. Battelle, Boulder, CO, USA 

Example: National Ecological Observatory Network. 2016. Data Products NEON.DP1.00041.001, NEON.DP1.00043.001, NEON.DP1.00045.001.  Provisional data downloaded from http://data.neonscience.org on 26 Jan 2016. Battelle, Boulder, CO, USA

When more than 6 data products are used, simplify the citation, but we recommend placing a table within the manuscript for details (see example below).

Citation: National Ecological Observatory Network. [YEAR OF DOWNLOAD]. Provisional data downloaded from http://data.neonscience.org on [DOWNLOAD DATE].  Battelle, Boulder, CO, USA

Example: National Ecological Observatory Network. 2016. Provisional data downloaded from http://data.neonscience.org on 26 Jan 2016. Battelle, Boulder, CO, USA

Table in Manuscript:

Data Product ID Product Name Site ID Date Range
NEON.DP1.100041.001 Soil temperature CPER, SERC, JORN 2012-01-01 - 2016-12-01
NEON.DP1.100220.001 Ground beetles sampled from pitfall traps CPER, SERC, JORN, SRER 2012-01-01 - 2016-12-01

Citing AOP Data Delivered by Hard Drive

Format: National Ecological Observatory Network. [YEAR SHIPPED]. Data Product IDs: [DPID1 Version x.x.x. DPID2 Version x.x.x, … DPIDN Version x.x.x], [YEAR OR YEAR RANGE OF DATA USED]. Provided by NEON on [SHIPPED DATE]. Battelle, Boulder, CO, USA

Example: National Ecological Observatory Network. 2016. NEON.DP2.30018.001 Version 1.1.1, NEON.DP2.30019.001 Version 1.1.2, NEON.DP2.30022.001 Version 1.2.1, 2014-2015. Provided by NEON on 5 May 2016. Battelle, Boulder, CO, USA

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