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2011 AGU Workshop: Data Management 101 for the Earth Scientist December 6

Sunday, December 4, 2011

2011 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Workshop
Data Management 101 for the Earth Scientist

Don’t let science leave you behind. The proliferation of data from all sources requires today’s scientists to be aware of sound data management practices. In this free half-day workshop, everything the modern data-producing scientist needs to know about data management will be introduced. We will discuss the rationale for data management planning and the context of US National Science Foundation's requirement for a 2-page data management plan to accompany every proposal; dealing with data during the course of your research; creating metadata for discovery, access, use and archiving, finding and working with a long-term archive; as well as properly giving credit to other data producers. This workshop is open to all AGU attendees. Laptops are encouraged and bring a data set you would like help with. The workshop is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Data Conservancy, and conducted by the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation. Additional support is provided by NASA and DataONE.

Join us on Tuesday, December 6 (13:00-17:00) in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Salons 10-12. Point of contact: Carol Meyer (carolbmeyer@esipfed.org).