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JC Nelson joins us at the June 2018 CDI Monthly meeting to ask for help gathering examples of data sharing agreements between USGS and its partners. 

Data Sharing Help

USGS has been working on updating data sharing language since 2014.

Understanding the needs of the science centers is key to making data sharing updates

We need your user stories to help explain the need and get updates to appropriate documents.

Tell us your data sharing story

CDI has created a google form to capture your USGS user stories

  • Briefly explain the situations when you have needed to sign a data sharing agreement with another agency.

  • Briefly explain a situation(s) when you have needed a data sharing agreement for USGS data.

  • What is the most important question or statement that you would like to see included in a USGS data sharing agreement?

This form is open to Dept of Interior users only:

Complete by COB 6/29/18 or contact JC Nelson

If you can't access the form but would like to share something (perhaps working with a USGS partner and comments on data requirements, you can leave a note in the comments here (you must be signed in to the wiki and a CDI member), or email JC at