Best Practices 

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Best practice assessment


Process design and improvement


Stakeholder status reporting, issue resolution 

Self Assessment Tool support


KPI’s and metrics development


Transition management and user adoption


Earth Observatories Best Practices Publications 


Thomas Kearney led a team of experienced observatory personal who researched, documented, validated and published 46 science observatory best practices, grouped in four white papers.  The white papers describe the best practices and provide a self assessment tool to assist the observatory evaluate potential areas of improvement. 


Best Practice White Papers and Links


Product Quality Best Practices DOI:

­Data Identification, Citation and Tracking Best Practices DOI:

­ Science Community Engagement Best Practices DOI:

­ Observatory Performance Metrics Best Practices DOI:


Best Practices Self Assessment Tool Example