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News Report No. 4 (7 July 2011)
William Michener, Amber Budden, and Rebecca Koskela – University of New Mexico; Dave Vieglais – University of Kansas
Are you preparing a research proposal or initiating a research project? Increasingly, funders are requiring that proposals and funded projects include a comprehensive plan that describes how the data will be effectively managed during the life of the project and beyond.
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... read more
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.
This workshop has now been completed. Links to presentations can be found below within the agenda.
Thank you to all those who attended and participated in lively discussions.
News Report No. 3 (25 March 2011) – Bill Michener, PI
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
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.
Understanding patterns of bird occurrence at continental scales has long been one of eBird's fundamental challenges and has also been a focus of the DataONE Exploration,Visualization and Analysis Working Group. The results of this work are highlighted on the eBird website.
News Reports from the DataONE Director’s Chair
“The first year of DataONE” News Report No. 2 (23 August 2010) – Bill Michener, PI