Why should I submit my dataset to GRIIDC?

Why should I submit my dataset to GRIIDC?

There are several reasons why you need to submit your dataset, but a major reason is related to the Master Research Agreement between BP and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance which established the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI). This agreement calls for the creation of a Research Database containing all of the relevant information collected or generated under the agreement. Section 9.2.4, of the Master Research Agreement states that one of the responsibilities of the GoMRI Administrative Unit is the: “Operation of Research Database. Manage (either directly or by means of a subcontract to a third party) the Research Database and shall ensure that all data shall be fully accessible and posted thereto with minimum time delay.” Of course, another reason to submit your dataset is that sharing your dataset will add to its value by making it available to others that may have similar interests or collaborative ideas.