Comments from Amber Budden Concerning "Policy" for Access

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

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

no official documentation on who has access and who does not
no real ‘policy’ per se but
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.”
  • ple transition out of DataONE we have not been restricting their access, with the exception of interns.

Original Query Below:

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,



About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was 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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