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  • Chapman, Arthur.  "Principles of Data Quality."  Version 1.0. in Report for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Copenhagen, 2005.  http://imsgbif.gbif.org/CMS_ORC/?doc_id=1229&download=1 -- link opens a PDF file
    This paper was commissioned from Arthur Chapman in 2004 by the GBIF DIGIT programme to highlight the importance of data quality as it relates to primary species occurrence data.
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency.  "Guidance on Environmental Data Verification and Data Validation."  November 2002.  http://www.epa.gov/QUALITY/qs-docs/g8-final.pdf 
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed an Agency-wide program of quality assurance for environmental data.  Data verification and data validation are important steps in the project life cycle, supporting its ultimate goal of defensible products and decisions.  This guidance document, provides practical advice to individuals implementing these steps.

 

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  • Van den Eynden, Veerle, Louise Corti, et al.  "Managing and sharing data."  Colchester, UK Data Archive, 2011.  http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/media/2894/managingsharing.pdf

    Section on Quality Assurance (page 14) lists quality control measures for data collection and processing.

  • Edwards, D.  "Data Quality Assurance."  In William K. Michener and James W. Brunt, eds. Ecological Data: design, management, and processing.  Oxford: Blackwell Science, 2000.  Pages 70-91.
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  • Hook, Les A., Suresh K. Santhana Vannan, Tammy W. Beaty, Robert B. Cook, and Bruce E. Wilson.  "Best Practices for Preparing Environmental Data Sets to Share and Archive."  September 2010.  http://daac.ornl.gov/PI/BestPractices-2010.pdf 

    Read pages 12-14: 2.2 Use Consistent Data Organization.

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