and uncluttered and keep bureaucracy to an absolute minimum. These precautions will assist in data interfacing, because resolving interfacing problems often requires cutting across organizational or bureaucratic boundaries.

  • Coordinate sampling and measurement designs across disciplines to reflect a few simple and clear criteria that will support interfacing.

  • Create structures, such as workshops, conferences, and shared field programs, that will promote cross-discipline working relationships.

  • Emphasize the importance of data quality as a key prerequisite for successful data interfacing and productive interdisciplinary research.

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