MsTMIP Product Use and Co-Authorship Policy (EFFECTIVE 11/1/2012)
The MsTMIP experimental protocol, environmental driver data, and model simulation output are made freely available to the public and the scientific community. In order to ensure that MsTMIP researchers receive fair credit for their work and the opportunity to contribute as co-authors to MsTMIP-related publications, all users must contact the MsTMIP core and any relevant MsTMIP participants as early as practical in the project. This policy applies to users both internal and external to the MsTMIP team.
The MsTMIP environmental driver data package (Wei et al., 2013) and model simulation output (collectively termed “MsTMIP products”) are made freely available to the public and the scientific community (termed “MsTMIP users”) and are part of an extensive collaborative intercomparison effort (Huntzinger et al., 2013). However, we expect all users of MsTMIP products to ensure that the MsTMIP core team members (termed “MsTMIP core”) and modeling team participants (termed “MsTMIP participants”) receive fair credit for their work, and are offered co-authorship and the opportunity to contribute to the research uses of these products as appropriate. Thus, when using results from a MsTMIP participating model, please contact the modeling team PI (link) for additional information about other model team members that should be included as co-authors on manuscripts, presentations, etc. Users of MsTMIP data products should work with the model team PIs to ensure that: (1) the model team PIs and all appropriate model team members are included early on in discussions concerning analyses, manuscripts, co-authorship, etc. and (2) that each model’s structure, parameters, internal processes are accurately represented in the manuscript.
Accordingly, we ask that all MsTMIP users adhere to the following guidelines and procedures when using MsTMIP products:
Additional guidance for co-authorship expectations for model team members (in addition to model team PIs):
In addition to the model team PI, the following contribution warrants co-authorship for others as members of the PI's modeling team group:
For others in the group, the following contribution warrants acknowledgement, but not necessarily co-authorship:
Wording for Acknowledgements:
For the MsTMIP project:
"Funding for the Multi-scale synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project (MsTMIP; http://nacp.ornl.gov/MsTMIP.shtm) activity was provided through NASA ROSES Grant #NNX10AG01A. Data management support for preparing, documenting, and distributing model driver and output data was performed by the Modeling and Synthesis Thematic Data Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL; http://nacp.ornl.gov), with funding thorugh NASA ROSES Grant #NNH10AN681. Finalized MsTMIP data products are archived at the ORNL DAAC (http://daac.ornl.gov). This is MsTMIP contribution #XX."
Please note: contact the MsTMIP core team to determine the MsTMIP contribution # (above). For individual model acknowledgements, please use the wording provided here and in consultation with individual model team PIs.
MsTMIP is funded by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program (Phase 1 funded by NASA Grant NNX11AO08A and Phase II by NASA Grant NNX14AI54G). During Phase 1, data management for MsMTIP was conducted by MAST-DC, with funding from NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program (NASA Grant NNH10AN68I). This is a contribution of the North American Carbon Program.