Data Policies

Types of Data

LTER dataset are categorized as one of two types.

Type 1:  Public Data

These data are made made public within two years of collection and no later than the publication of the major findings from the data.

Type 2: Restricted Data

Certain, uncommon datasets are not released to the public.  They may include the locations of rare or endangered species, human subject data, or data previously covered under copyright or other agreement.  These data are released to a restricted audience by the owners of the data.

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve Data is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


Publishing guidelines

Any papers or products using data collected at Cedar Creek or using data from the Cedar Creek databases should include the following in their acknowledgments in addition to any project specific acknowledgments.

This work was supported by grants from the US National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LTER) including DEB-0620652, DEB-1234162 and DEB-1831944. Further support was provided by the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve and the University of Minnesota.