Data Management 101 for the Earth Scientist[edit | edit source]
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 U.S. 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 data sets you would like help with. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Draft Schedule[edit | edit source]
- 13:00 - 13:10 Introductions and logistics - Ruth Duerr
- 13:10 - 13:25 The Case for Data Stewardship - Ruth Duerr
- 13:25 - 13:45 Data Management Plans - Bob Cook
- 13:45 - 14:05 Managing your data - Bob Cook
- 14:05 - 14:25 Break #1 (ask your data questions)
- 14:25 - 14:40 Data formats - Curt Tilmes
- 14:40 - 14:55 Creating documentation and metadata - Nancy Hoebelheinrich
- 14:55 - 15:10 Advertising your data - Ruth Duerr/Alicia Aleman
- 15:10 - 15:25 Providing access to your data - Bob Downs
- 15:25 - 15:55 Break # 2 (ask your data questions)