ATTO - Data Policy
ATTO Data Policy.

NOTE: With your registration on the ATTO Data Portal you agree in the following Data Policy.


ATTO DATA POLICY

Last update: 2018-09-17

 

INTRODUCTION

The ATTO project has a policy that data should be open to all researchers, with the minimum possible restrictions on immediate use of data within the community. All data collected within the ATTO program by any of its associated projects are in principle free to be used by the community as soon as possible after collection and validation. This data policy is in accordance with the data policy of INPA and with the principle that most ATTO research projects are financed with public resources and, therefore, their data are also public.


This policy refers to primary scientific data collected and to derivatives produced during the analysis and processing of data in the context of scientific experiments under the coordination of the ATTO project.


This policy considers:

  • Full compliance with Brazilian legislation;
  • Cooperation and synergy of ATTO activities, institutional scientific projects and partners officially approved by the ATTO Scientific Steering Committee;
  • That scientific knowledge is dynamic and scalable, largely as a result of interactions of specific interests and dissemination of data and information on a large scale;
  • That the valuation of data and information as an institutional resource improves with its wide use and makes science advance faster;
  • That all data and information obtained from public resources must be publicly available and readily available, in accordance with the Information Access Act (LAI).

  • All raw data must be stored in Brazil in an appropriate way. The ATTO Data Portal will make the scientific research data of the program available, internally and externally, as soon as possible.


    This data policy classifies the data into: (1) data generated using the resources of the ATTO program; and (2) data generated by external official collaborators.


    1. POLICY FOR DATA GENERATED BY ATTO

    Definition: data collected using infrastructure, instruments, technicians and researchers or direct financing with public resources.


    1.1 ATTO DATA PROVISION POLICY

    As data provider to the ATTO, you must agree to:


    1.1.1 Provide metadata for each set of data collected and derived, including appropriate acknowledgments;

    1.1.2 Provide verification of data quality according to the adopted standard method or recommended protocol;

    1.1.3 Make the data publicly available in the ATTO data portal (www.attodata.org) or other infrastructure designated by ATTO.


    1.2 ATTO DATA AVAILABILITY POLICY

    1.2.1 The data will be made available to all ATTO participants and publicly through the ATTO Data Portal, according to the Agreement on Fair and Free Use (see section 1.4);

    1.2.2 Data will be made available in the shortest time possible, typically within 3 months, to ATTO Program participants. After QA (Quality Assurance) / QC (Quality Control) tests, calibrations and processing required prior to use, the data will be made publicly available to the general community as soon as possible but no later than 6 months after collection. The only exception is in the case of data used for student theses, in which case the data will be made available no later than 6 months after the thesis defense;

    1.2.3 In cases where the data have been submitted to QA / QC and other processing, the processed version of the data will be made available through the ATTO Data Portal (the underlying primary data may only be available upon request submitted to the data provider with notice to the ATTO Data Manager);

    1.2.4 ATTO will provide citation information for all published datasets and value-added products and will assign Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to published data products.


    1.3 ATTO DATA UTILIZATION POLICY

    It is the responsibility of the ATTO data user to:


    1.3.1 Inform the researcher who contributed the data and how you intend to use it before you start using it;

    1.3.2 Contact the data provider (collaborator) and offer the opportunity to contribute scientifically and possibly become a co-author of works to be produced;

    1.3.3 Notify the data provider when a work based on or derived from the data and documentation is created;

    1.3.4 Recognize the data by citing the relevant DOI(s) or article(s), and/or acknowledging the funding for the site's support.

    1.3.5 Explicitly acknowledge ATTO support in acknowledgments by using the text: “We thank the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA) and the Max Planck Society for continuous support. We acknowledge the support by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF contracts 01LB1001A and 01LK1602B) and the Brazilian Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (MCTI/FINEP contract 01.11.01248.00) as well as the Amazon State University (UEA), FAPEAM, LBA/INPA and SDS/CEUC/RDS-Uatumã.”;

    1.3.6 Data must not be forwarded to a third party; those wanting data must register and download through the ATTO Data Portal (www.attodata.org).

    1.3.7 Any cases of conflicts concerning the use of data will be arbitrated by the ATTO Scientific Steering Committee after consultation with the parties involved.


    1.4 DATA USAGE POLICY FOR DATA PUBLICLY AVAILABLE IN THE ATTO DATA PORTAL

    Fair and Free Use - Data will be publicly available for broad use, subject to the following three conditions:


    1.4.1 All data generated using any ATTO resources, also financial, will be released for its Fair and Free Use.

    1.4.2 Data providers, who provide data generated using financial resources external to ATTO, may choose not to release their data under the Fair and Free Use data.

    1.4.3 Users accessing data via the ATTO Data Portal must:

    a) Inform the data provider about access to data and the plan for the use of the data (by e-mail prior to downloading data);

    b) Recognize the data by citing the relevant DOI (see also 1.3.4);

    c) Give explicit credit to the ATTO Program by using the following text: We thank the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA) and the Max Planck Society for continuous support. We acknowledge the support by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF contracts 01LB1001A and 01LK1602B) and the Brazilian Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (MCTI/FINEP contract 01.11.01248.00) as well as the Amazon State University (UEA), FAPEAM, LBA/INPA and SDS/CEUC/RDS-Uatumã.)


    2. POLICY FOR EXTERNAL COLLABORATOR DATA PROVISION TO ATTO

    (Data and metadata generated with resources external to the ATTO Program)


    2.1 DATA CONTRIBUTION POLICY

    As data provider to ATTO, you must agree to:


    2.1.1 Provide the essential metadata for each set of data collected and derived, including appropriate acknowledgments;

    2.1.2 Provide verification of data quality according to the adopted standard method or recommended protocol;

    2.1.3 Store data in the ATTO data management infrastructure.


    2.2 ATTO DATA UTILIZATION POLICY

    Users of ATTO data must follow the policy of using data collected with ATTO resources (including any additional requirements defined by the data owner).


    2.3 UTILIZATION POLICIES FOR DATA AVAILABLE FROM THE ATTO DATA PORTAL

    If the data usage agreement with the data provider allows, data from external collaborators may be made available through the ATTO Portal, following the same rules as the data generated by the ATTO collaborators.

    This ATTO data sharing and storage policy is aligned with institutional norms and Brazilian legislation, according to the guidelines in: National Spatial Data Infrastructure - Decree No. 6,666; PPBio Data Policy; Information Security Policy - Decree No. 3.505; Law on Access to Information - No. 12,527; National Open Data Infrastructure - Normative Instruction No.4. Law on the Use of the Internet in Brazil - No. 12.965.


    3. NONCOMPLIANCE CASES

    Cases of noncompliance to this Data Policy will be explicitly resolved by the ATTO Scientific Steering Committee.