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DataONE goes LIVE!

As the earth and environmental sciences evolve to be more data-intensive, discovering, integrating and analyzing massive amounts of heterogeneous information becomes critical to enable researchers to address complex questions about our environment and our role within it. DataONE, the Data Observation Network for Earth, today released technology capable of providing researchers access to globally distributed, networked data from a single point of discovery.

DataONE Video Contest Opens: Win $250

Excited about data management and data sharing? Want to enthuse others with your infectious commitment to metadata?

If we are candid: one of the barriers to making data public is that talking about data management, ethics and sharing too frequently strikes scientists as boring. Scientists laud the dogged commitment to all sorts of routine but mission-critical tasks – Pipetting? Please! – but have a hard time sitting still to talk about data management. We need to figure out how to talk about data management and sharing!

DataONE Users Group Meeting (Jul 15th-16th) open for registration

Registration is now open for the 2012 DataONE Users Group Meeting (DUG).

The DUG will be held July 15th-16th in Madison, Wisconsin and is being co-located with the ESIP Summer meeting.
The agenda for the meeting will focus on the achievements of DataONE leading up to, and following, public release. We will profile how DataONE tools and services meet the needs of the community at various stages of the data lifecycle.

Student Opportunity: DataONE Short Course on Data Management

DataONE is sponsoring a Data Management Short Course for junior researchers based on content from the DataONE education modules and the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) short course materials. The goal of the short course is to encourage data literacy in junior researchers, to pilot the DataONE and ESIP teaching materials in a short course environment and to gain feedback from students on course content.

DataONE co-sponsored Workshop on Software Tools for Sensor Networks

DataONE, LTER and NCEAS are co-sponsoring a workshop on 'Software Tools for Sensor Networks'. The goal of the workshop, to be held in Albuquerque May 1st - 4th is to promote best practices for sensor management and provide hands-on training in the use of existing tools and common software. The workshop is designed to introduce several options for managing streaming sensor data, discuss requirements for sensor data management systems and best practices in quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC).

Post-Doctoral Position for DataONE Provenance and Scientific Workflows Working Group

The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE - http://dataone.org) is recruiting a post-doctoral associate to work with the Provenance and Scientific Workflows Working Group of DataONE. This is a full-time, 12–month position initially for one year, but renewable pending progress and availability of funds. Applications will be accepted starting immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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