Individuals from DataONE, ORNL DAAC and USGS will be running a 4 hour workshop at the ESA meeting in Austin TX on data management. Designed with early career scientists in mind, the purpose of this workshop is to give attendees a set of practical tools for organizing and sharing their data through all parts of the research cycle. Topics will include data structure, quality control, data documentation, and the importance of good data management practices for data sharing, collaboration, and data re-use.
Ecologists with good data management skills will be able to maximize the productivity of their own research program, effectively and efficiently share their data with the scientific community, and potentially benefit from the re-use of their data by others.
For more information see: http://eco.confex.com/eco/2011/webprogram/Session6886.html