BACI has two means for sharing data: The GWS at CEDA and the BACI data exchange portal.
BACI data exchange portal
Data use policy
BACI partners aim to be as open as possible in terms of data access and data sharing as requested by the pilot action of on open access to research data by the EU. Hence the consortium has chosen the most open data policy possible.
The data sharing approach trusts in the principle that sharing data opens more possibilities for collaborations and increases the potential for generating more interesting results thanks to the involvement of groups with different backgrounds, experiences and interests.
The BACI consortium may include data from project-external groups in its data repositories that could be interested or not in scientific collaborations. Data not generated in the context of BACI have to be treated according to their respective data policy (if no other explicit agreement with BACI has been established).
The BACI consortium aims at fostering “data providers” to have the opportunity to participate in scientific activities and discoveries based on their products. Ideally data providers have the option to be involved in the paper writing process wherever justified i.e. adhering to the common rules of good scientific practice. “Data providers” should have the priority in case of conflicting interests, when for example too similar analyses are planned or ongoing.
The BACI consortium follows the idea that “general users” rather subscribe to a data set than simply download it. The registration is not intended to limit data use, rather registration of General users guarantees:
Data access and use regulation: The data provided by BACI are licensed by the "Data licence Germany – attribution – Version 2.0" https://www.govdata.de/dl-de/by-2-0.