Open data and digital morphology

Davies, Thomas G., Rahman, Imran A., Lautenschlager, Stephan, Cunningham, John A., Asher, Robert J., Barrett, Paul M., Bates, Paul M., Bengtson, Stefan, Benson, Roger B. J., Boyer, Doug M., Braga, Jose, Bright, Jen A., Claessens, Leon P. A. M., Cox, Philip G., Dong, Xi-Ping, Evans, Alistair R., Falkingham, Peter L., Friedman, Matt, Garwood, Russell J., Goswami, Anjali, Hutchinson, John R., Jeffery, Nathan S., Johanson, Zerina, Lebrun, Renaud, Martinez-Perez, Carlos, Marugan-Lobon, Jesus, O'Higgins, Paul M., Metscher, Brian, Orliac, Maeva, Rowe, Timothy B., Rucklin, Martin, Sanchez-Villagra, Marcelo R., Shubin, Neil H., Smith, Selena Y., Starck, J. Matthias, Stringer, Chris, Summers, Adam P., Sutton, Mark D., Walsh, Stig A., Weisbecker, Vera, Witmer, Lawrence M., Wroe, Stephen, Yin, Zongjun, Rayfield, Emily J. and Donoghue, Philip C. J. (2017) Open data and digital morphology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B- Biological Sciences, 284 1852: . doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.0194

Author Davies, Thomas G.
Rahman, Imran A.
Lautenschlager, Stephan
Cunningham, John A.
Asher, Robert J.
Barrett, Paul M.
Bates, Paul M.
Bengtson, Stefan
Benson, Roger B. J.
Boyer, Doug M.
Braga, Jose
Bright, Jen A.
Claessens, Leon P. A. M.
Cox, Philip G.
Dong, Xi-Ping
Evans, Alistair R.
Falkingham, Peter L.
Friedman, Matt
Garwood, Russell J.
Goswami, Anjali
Hutchinson, John R.
Jeffery, Nathan S.
Johanson, Zerina
Lebrun, Renaud
Martinez-Perez, Carlos
Marugan-Lobon, Jesus
O'Higgins, Paul M.
Metscher, Brian
Orliac, Maeva
Rowe, Timothy B.
Rucklin, Martin
Sanchez-Villagra, Marcelo R.
Shubin, Neil H.
Smith, Selena Y.
Starck, J. Matthias
Stringer, Chris
Summers, Adam P.
Sutton, Mark D.
Walsh, Stig A.
Weisbecker, Vera
Witmer, Lawrence M.
Wroe, Stephen
Yin, Zongjun
Rayfield, Emily J.
Donoghue, Philip C. J.
Title Open data and digital morphology
Journal name Proceedings of the Royal Society B- Biological Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-2954
Publication date 2017-04-12
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1098/rspb.2017.0194
Open Access Status PMC
Volume 284
Issue 1852
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
2400 Immunology and Microbiology
2300 Environmental Science
1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Abstract Over the past two decades, the development of methods for visualizing and analysing specimens digitally, in three and even four dimensions, has transformed the study of living and fossil organisms. However, the initial promise that the widespread application of such methods would facilitate access to the underlying digital data has not been fully achieved. The underlying datasets for many published studies are not readily or freely available, introducing a barrier to verification and reproducibility, and the reuse of data. There is no current agreement or policy on the amount and type of data that should be made available alongside studies that use, and in some cases are wholly reliant on, digital morphology. Here, we propose a set of recommendations for minimum standards and additional best practice for three-dimensional digital data publication, and review the issues around data storage, management and accessibility.
Keyword Computed tomography
Digital data
Functional analysis
Three-dimensional models
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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