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Visit DataONE at the ESA in Austin

In addition to hosting a workshop and special session at the 2011 Ecological Society of America meeting in Austin, TX this August, DataONE will be at booth 605 for the week. Come and visit us to learn more about how DataONE can help meet your research goals, discover some of the new developments in Data Management Planning tools and find out about upcoming DataONE online teaching resources.

Walter E. Dean Environmental Information Management Institute - Earn six credits in three weeks!

When: Monday, May 23 -- Friday, June 10, 2011

Where: University of New Mexico, Informatics Training Laboratory

Who: This course is for MS students and professionals with a BS in biology, geology, ecology, or other environmental sciences, environmental engineering, geography or science librarianship

March 2011 DataONE Newsletter

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March 2011 DataONE Newsletter

News Report No. 3 (25 March 2011) – Bill Michener, PI

Spring weather seems to be upon us. This past winter was an especially productive time for DataONE and there are many significant activities to report on including: cyberinfrastructure development, Working Groups, the new DataONE Users Group, and the DataONE External Advisory Board. Notably, DataONE underwent a critical 18-month review and passed with flying colors. The Review Panel had many good questions and suggestions for us to consider as we move forward as a project and as a member of the DataNet Federation of DataNet partners. Below, I summarize some of the recent progress and highlight some of the exciting activities on the short-term horizon.
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DataONE federated data system highlighted in Science article

Reichman, Jones, and Schildhauer write about the technological and sociological challenges and opportunities of an open data model for ecology in Science (http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1197962). The authors discuss the technological approaches to issues of data dispersion, heterogeneity, and provenance in ecology, and show how a federated data system like DataONE can play a pivotal role in open, reproducible science.

August 2010 DataONE Newsletter

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August 2010 DataONE Newsletter

News Reports from the DataONE Director’s Chair

“The first year of DataONE” News Report No. 2 (23 August 2010) – Bill Michener, PI

August 2010 marks the end of the first year of DataONE. This milestone is a good time to reflect on where we have been and where we are heading. There is much to report with respect to both the implementation of the cyberinfrastructure and community engagement via education and outreach.

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