Jornada Research Authorization and Documentation Forms

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What form(s) do I need to complete if

  • I want to CONDUCT RESEARCH on the Jornada Basin
    • Form: Notification of Research
    • Description: The completed form describes proposed research in sufficient detail to facilitate evaluation with regard to potential impact on ongoing and historical research as well as the potential impact of ongoing and historical research on the proposed study.
    • Requirement: An approved Notification of Research form is required prior to initiation of any research on the Jornada Basin that is sponsored through either the Jornada LTER or the USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range (JER).
    • Submission process: Submit completed form as an e-mail attachment to John Anderson, Jornada Basin LTER Site Manager (janderso@nmsu.edu).
    • Download Notification of Research form  (file format is RTF - compatible with most word processors)
  • I want to document a RESEARCH PROJECT
    • Form: Project Documentation
    • Description: Project Documentation provides an overall project description that includes a title, period of the study, abstract, responsible investigator(s), and associated datasets, among other descriptors.
    • Requirement: Completion of the Project Documentation is required for each project that is a Jornada LTER study, OR one that comes under the auspices of the Jornada Basin LTER information management system. A Project Documentation form is to be submitted within 90 days of initiation of study.
    • Submission process:
    • Definition: A project is a discrete study that is described by a hypothesis to address a specific question. A project will have one or more datasets associated with it, and these are listed within the Project Documentation.
    • Download:
      • Download ZIP Contains Project and Dataset Documentation forms (Rich Text Format (RTF))
  • I want to document a DATASET within a research project
    • Forms: Dataset Documentation and Dataset Attribute Documentation
    • Description: Dataset Documentation provides a detailed dataset description that includes a title, period of the dataset, abstract, responsible investigator(s), and attribute or variable descriptions, among other descriptors.
    • Requirement: Completion of both forms is required for each dataset; i.e, separate forms are to be completed for each dataset listed in the Project Documentation. Both dataset documentation forms are to be submitted for each dataset within one year of data collection.
    • Submission process:
    • Definition: A dataset is a set of data collected using the same protocol where every data record has an identical structure with the same set of attributes as defined within the Dataset Attribute Documentation.
    • Download:
      • Download ZIP Contains Project and Dataset Documentation forms (Rich Text Format (RTF))
  • I want to REQUEST JORNADA DATA
    • Form: Jornada Data Request Form
    • Description: Use this form to request data
    • Requirement: An approved Jornada Data Request form is required prior to release of data
    • Submission process:
      • Submit as an e-mail attachment to John Anderson, Jornada Basin LTER Site Manager (janderso@nmsu.edu)
    • Download Request Jornada Data form (file format is RTF - compatible with most word processors)

 

LTER Disclaimer and Legal Statement: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant number DEB-0618210. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or New Mexico State University.