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AEKOS publishes data on plants, animals and other organisms of different ecosystems, with observations on how they interact among themselves and the environments where they are co-located. In addition to providing useful data on what species are where, AEKOS uniqueness is its focus is on "interaction" data for species and their environments. These data have been collected systematically using well-established techniques that minimises observation bias such as plot-based, plotless, trapping, audio and automated/instrument sampling approaches. Most important though the interaction data must be collected at the same sites during the same survey. The data are collected as primary (raw) data and are mostly published in AEKOS in this form. Derivative data is occasionally published where it underpins a meta-analyses or was aggregated for scientific purposes (e.g., trapping effort data for animals). Read more about AEKOS data at Our Data.

How do I decide if my datasets are suitable?

The decision tree below should help you identify whether your datasets are publishable in AEKOS.

Standalone scientific datasets, data packages associated with article publication and large data collections of many research projects with 100s to 1000s of datasets can be publish in AEKOS. Our self-service data submission tool, SHaRED is used to publish standalone and article datasets. Follow the questionnaire to submit your data. To publish large data collections in AEKOS, please contact TERN support and ask about guided data submission.

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