If you are interested in using data from Rabi, please read the Terms & Conditions prior to submitting your Data Request Form.
Data Request: In order to access the Rabi Forest Monitoring Plot data, a "Data Request Form" must be completed. This form requires that the applicant agrees to comply with the "Terms and Conditions" for the use of Rabi Forest Monitoring Plot data as described here.
Non-transferability: Prospective investigators are not permitted to share the Rabi data with other parties not included on the Data Request Form.
Data Citation: Any publication that uses Rabi data should state the specific version number of the data set used for analysis. This version number will be provided after the data request has been approved.
Copies of articles: Copies of articles should be sent to the PIs: Dr. Pulchérie Bissiengou (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Alfonso Alonso (email@example.com) and Mr. Hervé Memiaghe (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to submission. Once published, any manuscript making use of the Rabi data should be sent to the PIs. Upon publication, a PDF copy of (or a link to) the article should also be sent to email@example.com.
Limitation of Use: Prospective investigators are not permitted to use the Rabi data for projects or analyses other than those explicitly described in the Data Request Form. A new Data Request Form must be submitted for any new use of the data. Prospective investigators are also not permitted to sell the data, or use them in any way for commercial gain.
Acknowledgements: All publications that include the Rabi 25-ha plot data must acknowledge the institutions and funding that enabled the establishment of the plot with the following acknowledgement:
The Rabi 25-ha is a collaborative project of the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CENAREST) in Gabon, the Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability (CCES) of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and the Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatories (CTFS-ForestGEO) of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Funding for the first census was provided by Shell Gabon, CTFS-ForestGEO, and SCBI. Permission to conduct the field program in Gabon is provided by CENAREST. The plot is located in a conservation area of a forest concession of the Compagnie des Bois du Gabon (CBG).