Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, along with Open Data Philly and Azavea, a software company, have met to discuss ways to preserve data currently made available to the public by the federal government, according to the Washington Post.
Researchers at the University of Toronto also held a "guerrilla archiving" event to preserve EPA data and scientists have used a Google spreadsheet to compile important datasets that need to be preserved and will set out to archive them for the public, according to the Pos report.
Nick Santos, a researcher at the University of California at Davis, told the Post that he has begun copying climate data to a nongovernment server himself.
“Something that seemed a little paranoid to me before all of a sudden seems potentially realistic, or at least something you’d want to hedge against,” he said. “Doing this can only be a good thing. Hopefully they leave everything in place. But if not, we’re planning for that."