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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 NSF'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. Sponsored by NOAA and the Data Conservancy, and conducted by the ESIP Federation.

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).


  • 13:00 - 13:15 Introductions and logistics - Ruth
  • 13:15 - 13:30 The Case for Data Stewardship - Ruth
  • 13:30 - 13:50 Data Management plans - Bob Cook
  • Local Data Management
    • Managing your data - Bob Cook
    • Data formats - Curt Tilmes
    • Creating documentation and metadata - Nancy Hoebelheinrich
    • Working with your archive organization - Bob Downs
    • Advertising your data - Ruth Duerr/Alicia
    • Providing access to your data - Bob Downs
  • Preservation strategies - Nancy Hoebelheinrich
  • Responsible data use - Bob Cook