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This presentation summarizes the findings from the Open Data in Global Environmental Research survey conducted by Work Package 5 (Open Data) in the scoping phase of the e-I&DM project. The survey highlights users’ perceptions of the term “open data,” expectations of infrastructure functionalities, and barriers and enablers for the sharing of data. The information in this presentation helped drive Implementation Phase activities aimed at acculturating the research community to data sharing practices.  

This paper presents the findings of the Belmont Forum’s survey on Open Data which targeted the global environmental research and data infrastructure community. It highlights users’ perceptions of the term “open data”, expectations of infrastructure functionalities, and barriers and enablers for the sharing of data. A wide range of good practice examples was pointed out by the respondents which demonstrates a substantial uptake of data sharing through e-infrastructures and a further need for enhancement and consolidation.

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