MiCO: Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean

Terms of Reference for Data Providers

Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO)

Terms of Reference for Data Providers (v1.0; 20 March 2019)

This document describes the Terms of Reference for individuals and organizations that contribute data to MiCO. MiCO’s top priority is to protect the integrity of your data and your rights as a data owner and provider. Please read these terms carefully, and email [javascript protected email address] with any questions or concerns.

By contributing data to MiCO, the data providers and MiCO agree to the following terms:

  1. Contributed data are used by MiCO, along with data contributed by other individuals and organizations, to derive aggregated nodes and corridors, as well as summary statistics (#datasets, #records, #species, etc.)
  2. MiCO aggregated data products (nodes and corridors) will be viewable online at the MiCO website and will be downloadable through the website or upon request under the CC-BY policy, subject to the MiCO Terms of Use.
  3. Contributed data may be viewed on the MiCO website in conjunction with associated nodes and corridors, unless otherwise specified by the data provider.
  4. Data providers will always have their data explicitly attributed to them in all:
    • MiCO online maps that display nodes or corridors derived from their data, and
    • MiCO report or publication figures that display nodes or corridors derived from their data.
  5. Data providers are responsible for keeping their contact information current with the MiCO data manager ( [javascript protected email address] ).
  6. Contributed data will not be used for purposes other than MiCO’s derived products (nodes and corridors) and summary statistics.
  7. Contributed data will not be forwarded or shared with other parties.

Important Note

We don’t share—but you can

MiCO is not an online data repository for viewing and downloading contributed data. Your data will never be shared. If you wish to share your data with the online science community, we encourage you to contribute with our partner repositories: