Time to change the data culture in geochemistry

Katy J. Chamberlain, Kerstin A. Lehnert, Iona M. McIntosh, Dan J. Morgan, Gerhard Wörner

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Geochemical data are vital for understanding Earth’s past, present and future. However, currently only a fraction of geochemical data are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable, limiting their use in the broadest range of scientific studies. There is an urgent need for international coordination of geochemical data and methods to unlock their full research potential.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-739
Number of pages3
JournalNature Reviews Earth and Environment
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
K.J.C. and D.J.M. acknowledge support from NERC (NE/S007520/1). K.A.L. acknowledges support by NSF (EAR-1948806) and NASA (80NSSC19K1102). I.M.M. acknowledges support by JSPS KAKENHI grant no. JP20K14586. G.W. and the DIGIS project are supported by the German Science Foundation (Wo362-53-1). K.J.C. and D.J.M. thank the participants of the Volcano-Tectonic Links workshop where the idea for this Comment was seeded.


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