Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Review article
11 Jun 2015
Review article |  | 11 Jun 2015

A metadata template for ocean acidification data

L.-Q. Jiang, S. A. O'Connor, K. M. Arzayus, and A. R. Parsons

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With the rapid expansion of studies on biological responses of organisms to OA, the lack of a common metadata template to document the resulting data poses a significant hindrance to effective OA data management efforts. In this paper, we present a metadata template that can be applied to a broad spectrum of OA studies, including those studying the biological responses of organisms to OA. This paper defines best practices for documenting ocean acidification (OA) data.
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