Correspondence: “Official Policy” for Access

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Original Query:

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Jessel, Tanner Monroe <tjessel> wrote:

Good afternoon Amber,

I’m working on a research question related to network analysis of the DataONE community.

Do you happen to know if documentation exists on the site pertaining to criteria for membership in the community?

The reason I’m asking you is I remembered you’d set up permissions for me on the site.

So, I’m assuming you’re the “gatekeeper” and would be the best person to ask about who is granted access.

Thanks for any help on this,


Note: I am summarizing comments from Dr. Budden here. I am not posting verbatim. Pertinent details from message are preserved in header only:

From: Amber E Budden
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:58 PM
To: Jessel, Tanner Monroe
Subject: Re: docs.dataone access

There is no official documentation on who has access and who does not; no real ‘policy’ per se but there is recognition such a policy might be beneficial

general guidelines:

anyone doing work for us should have access to the site.

  • leadership team
  • employees
  • WG members
  • students
  • postdocs
  • interns
  • etc.

As of this correspondence, except for interns, people who transition out of DataONE do not have access taken away, according to Budden.

DataONE retains ability to control access to specific materials:

(sensitive) documents that are for the Leadership Team only.

“culture of open science” dissuades expanding to other folders

exception: Anyone can become a member of our DataONE Users Group (DUG); therefore, DUG members are not granted access to Working Group materials to prevent viewing “without any context.”

When people transition out of DataONE we have not been restricting their access, with the exception of interns.

via Comments from Amber Budden Concerning “Policy” for Access |

About Tanner Jessel

I am a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE and pursuing a Masters in Information Sciences with an Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science. I assist scholarly research efforts supporting the Sociocultural, Usability and Assessment, and Member Nodes working groups within DataONE. I am based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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