White paper on citing aquatic monitoring data sets
The Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership (PNAMP), National Marine Fisheries Service’s West Coast Region (NMFS), and StreamNet released a white paper (Olson et al. 2019) August 15, 2019 that provides recommendations for citing online multi-contributor dynamic data sets such as found in StreamNet. Besides the authors listed, this paper benefited from input by US Geological Survey, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Bonneville Power Administration, Yakama Nation, and Nez Perce Tribe. The paper is meant to assist data users in properly crediting data providers and citing a data set obtained online. Also included are metadata recommendations for multi-contributor data sets that will assist data end users.