Community Resources for Data Management
Over the past ten years DataONE has focused on both making earth and environmental data accessible, and also highlighting the importance of strong skills in data management for researchers. We have published data management education modules, led workshops to develop best practices, created user profiles as exemplars, and have introduced many on-point webinar speakers. As a next step we are moving many of these materials to a community-based platform to increase their use and usability by the research community. Education materials are now being hosted through GitHub on our Data Management Skillbuilding Hub and users can download, edit, and contribute to keeping them updated. Need to make changes to a lesson and want to share them with other instructors? By forking these materials in GitHub and making changes, edits and improvements are accessible to others.
The Data Management Skillbuilding Hub is designed as a space for community contribution and enhancement. Recognizing the wealth of relevant content in the community, and the importance of discoverability across platforms, we are collaborating with the Data Management Training Clearinghouse to index DataONE resources. Unfamiliar with the DMTClearinghouse? Tune in to learn more! This webinar will provide an overview of DataONE education resources, the new Data Management Skillbuilding Hub and the Data Management Training Clearinghouse in addition to providing attendees with information on how to get involved.
Megan Mach is DataONE’s Communication and Outreach postdoctoral scholar, working with Dr. Amber Budden and the Community Engagement and Outreach (CEO) Working Group. Megan is here to help get the word out about DataONE and the importance of responsible data management. She dabbles in graphic design, web-wrangling, and learning more about the delicate art of communication plans. Though marine ecology has long been her focus, she is working at DataONE because she believes in the inherent value of visuals and marketing as tools to increase interest and buy-in in the sciences. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Washington, a Master of Science in marine biology from Boston University, and a doctorate degree in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia.
As Director for Community Engagement and Outreach, Amber Budden works with the DataONE User's Group, post-docs, and working group members to engage the community and provide education and outreach activities focussed on data preservation, management, use and reuse. Amber has a PhD in behavioral ecology and has conducted ecological and sociological research at the University of California Berkeley and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (UC Santa Barbara) in addition to teaching at York University and the University of Toronto in Canada. Amber is also a lead ont eh Arctic Data Center repository and worked in outreach and publications within the non-profit sector prior to joining DataONE.
Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich is a digital library, archives and data repository consultant specializing in geospatial and cultural heritage resources. Nancy is currently founder and co-owner of Knowledge Motifs LLC (www.kmotifs.com) whose recent clients have included the Foundation for Earth Science, San Francisco Estuary Institute, California State Library, American Geophysical Union, California Historical Society, California Digital Library, Library of Congress, and Stanford University Libraries. Nancy has been active in a number of information and educational technology efforts including those of the ESIP Federation’s Data Stewardship, Partnership, Semantic Technologies, and Product and Services Committees, and the Agriculture and Climate Cluster.