ESA registry: Remove 'station' default value from Organization Name
In the ESA registration form, the Organization Name field under Basic Information is prepopulated with the value 'station'. This shouldn't be in there.
#1 Updated by Jim Regetz over 12 years ago
On second thought, I'll take this one step further.
It doesn't make sense for Organization Name to appear as a field under Basic Information at all, much less appear as a required field. People end up entering their institutional affiliation in that field, and this makes it look as though the institution itself is a separate co-creator of the data. Really, if the data owner has an institutional affiliation, it should only go in the (non-required) Organization Name field that appears separately in the Principal Data Set Owner section.
And for the record, documents submitted through the ESA registry already get this automatically:
<organizationName>Ecological Society of America</organizationName>