Data Policy FAQ


AGU’s Data Policy states that all data necessary to understand, evaluate, replicate, and build upon the reported research must be made available and accessible whenever possible.  Additional tools for practicing reproducible research are here.

Along with many other publishers, AGU in 2014 endorsed the Statement of Commitment of the Coalition on Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS) and also the Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines (TOP).  Data should, to the greatest extent possible, be stored in appropriate domain repositories that are widely recognized and used by the community, follow leading practices for data curation, and can provide additional data services.

In 2018 AGU along with a large number of other Earth and space science publishers endorsed a new Commitment Statement of the Enabling Fair Data Project. This project includes a common set author guidelines and FAQ’s around data, software, and samples.

Please see these links for additional information.