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GIO Seeks Your Input on GLOBE Science Protocol Deactivation Process – Complete Survey by 03 February


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The GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) is turning to you for your comments on the process of deactivating certain GLOBE science protocols.

Over the past 25 years, The GLOBE Program has expanded in many ways, and this includes the number of protocols increasing from 11 to 55. With this, questions have arisen as to how well these protocols fit the needs of the community, whether there are too many protocols, and also whether new protocols are needed. 

Over the last year, the GLOBE Science Working Group (WG) assumed the task of considering the number and type of science protocols, and identifying criteria to assess protocols in order to develop a recommended list of protocols to be considered for deactivation and possible deactivation. (A deactivated protocol means that data for the protocol cannot be entered into the database after a specified date, and that time and resources would no longer go toward updating or maintaining the protocol. However, existing data and teaching and learning resources for the protocol would continue to remain available through the program.)

The objective of evaluating existing protocols is part of GIO’s ongoing efforts to make GLOBE responsive to the community. While we are confident that each of the 55 protocols has provided value to the community, it is appropriate to assess our current activities in order to strengthen the program and to provide opportunities for future growth. 

GIO is seeking your input on: 1) the criteria the Science WG generated for the deactivation of GLOBE protocols; and 2) the list of protocols recommended for deactivation or possible deactivation.

Please complete the survey by 03 February. Thank you for your candid comments and feedback on the protocol deactivation process. To access the survey, click here.

News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office