Final Report

Skills Gap Analysis

This skills gap analysis is the first formal output of AT4.  The skills gap analysis is based firstly on a survey completed by current practitioners in the science and data management of global change research and secondly on additional information gathered from complementary global organisations and professionals.  The survey includes a catalogue of recommended existing training activities relevant to the Belmont Forum. 

Open Data in Global Environmental Research: Open Data Survey

This paper presents the findings of the Belmont Forum’s survey on Open Data which targeted the global environmental research and data infrastructure community. It highlights users’ perceptions of the term “open data”, expectations of infrastructure functionalities, and barriers and enablers for the sharing of data. A wide range of good practice examples was pointed out by the respondents which demonstrates a substantial uptake of data sharing through e-infrastructures and a further need for enhancement and consolidation.


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