Guidelines for Participation

Guidelines for Participation

Borrowed heavily from the Nutrient Network (NutNet) Guidelines

By submitting data to the Diversity of the Indo-Pacific Network datbase, you are agreeing to the terms listed below

1. Indo-Pacific Network Code of Conduct
1.1. Genetic data sharing
1.1.1. Network membership is at the level of individual, that is, individuals can become network members and are responsible for their own conduct. (There is no group membership.)
1.1.2. All network members are expected to upload raw genetic data from their work – past and ongoing – within a year of the initial manuscript describing their data being published. Members are expected to act in good faith to attach as much metadata as possible to these original data.
1.1.3. Lead authors and/or heads of research groups on manuscripts providing the initial description of data are assumed to be the primary custodian of that data. Thus, network members should at least be contributing data sets for which they are the primary custodian.
1.1.4. Heads of labs who are network members should encourage their group members to contribute to the network database, whether directly or indirectly (i.e. the head of lab instigates the uploading of data for their group member).
1.1.5. When a network member uploads data to the network database it is their responsibility to gain permission from co-authors.
1.1.6. Some network members (especially student members) may not be able to contribute raw genetic data and may be asked to contribute to the network community in other ways.

1.2. Data use
1.2.1. ‍Data from the shared network database shall only be used for noncommercial purposes as defined by a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0).‍
1.2.2. Data from the network database will be automatically available to network members. Non network members can apply for data access for specific projects following guidelines in Paper Writing section.
1.2.3. Any participant is free to use Indo-Pacific network data for publication purposes by first proposing to do so on the Indo-Pacific network website (see guidelines listed in Paper Writing section).
1.2.4. Data should be recognized as follows:
“Data were made available through the Indo-Pacific Network, a project funded by NESCent, the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, NSF #EF-0423641: Working Group (Riginos/Toonen/Crandall, and Catalysis Meeting (Crandall/Riginos).”
In addition, every attempt should made to cite the original studies having contributed data to the new analyses. Attribution would include any publications describing these data as well as reference to electronic depositions (such as DOI associated with dataDryad).
1.2.5. Data use for presentations, courses and other non-published venues should cite the Indo-Pacific network as above.

1.3. Paper Writing
1.3.1. Contributors of data to the Indo-Pacific network will be invited to become network members (if they are not members already), contingent upon agreeing to the Code of Conduct. New members are welcome to become co-authors on previously proposed papers and/or to propose novel papers following the network’s guidelines for authorship (here). Note: data contribution alone would not be sufficient for authorship but may be one of the possible contributions that would constitute grounds for authorship.
1.3.2. Authorship on papers arising from Indo-Pacific Network data will be earned through significant contribution to the scientific process, including but but not limited to contributing data. Final authorship assignment is the responsibility of the lead author of the manuscript. We strongly favor being inclusive in authorship. The detailed authorship guidelines can be found here.
1.3.3. Network members wishing to write a paper using Indo-Pacific network database should follow the following protocol: a working title and abstract should be submitted to the Indo-Pacific network website and posted for general review one month prior to the start of analyses. Individuals interested in becoming contributing authors in the proposed paper must contact the lead author directly. As previously stated, we strongly favor being inclusive in authorship. It is the responsibility of individual network members to monitor website postings. If the the lead author of a paper wishes to include someone outside of the network as a co-author, this information should be part of the posted information.
1.3.4. Non-network members wishing to write a paper using Indo-Pacific network database should submit a working title and abstract along with a work plan for community contribution (e.g. plans to upload their genetic data and thus become network members and/or other contributions) to the steering committee. If the steering committee approves the proposal it will proceed as under 3.3.3.
1.3.5. If a manuscript is proposed and subsequently abandoned for > 6 months, other interested Indo-Pacific network participants are encouraged to discuss with lead author about taking over the development of the manuscript.
1.3.6. Disputes over authorship and manuscripts will be referred to the Steering Committee for resolution.

2. Collaborative practices
2.1. Sampling trips – Network members are encouraged to post collecting trips/projects/etc and other activities related to the Indo-Pacific region on a community noticeboard to facilitate collaboration and avoid cross-group replication.
2.2. Collecting permits – Network members are also encouraged to post information about processed for obtaining collecting permits for regions in which they have experience.

3. Network membership and data access
3.1. Initially network membership will be primarily limited to working group members and members of their research groups and individuals willing to directly upload their data to the database. Individual cases for inclusion, however, will be considered. In any event, a person wishing to to gain network membership should email the DIPnet Coordinator and detail any connections to the network, their intentions for data contribution (or other skill areas they could contribute to the community), and their willingness to abide by the Code of Conduct.
3.2. Once the database is established, the intention is for network membership to be open to university-affiliated researchers and students willing to contribute empirical data (and/or other contributions) and are willing abide by the Code of Conduct.
3.3. Any member who violates the Code of Conduct may be removed from the Network at the discretion of the

 Last updated March 3 2015