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Back to 2020 Nominations and Ballot

Amber Budden

I am an open science advocate, community manager and data stewardship educator that has worked within the Earth Science community for the last nine years as Director for Community Engagement and Outreach and co-PI of DataONE, a federated network of data repositories serving the environmental and Earth science communities. I also co-lead the Arctic Data Center, a NSF-funded repository providing curation and preservation services for Arctic research data, am co-PI on a new initiative providing access to permafrost data and visualizations through a centralized gateway, and collaborate on Make Data Count in elevating and exposing data level metrics, promoting transparency, credit, and data citation best practices. Across these initiatives I lead working group activities, coordinate outreach, develop documentation and best practices around data management, provide focused trainings, and generate learning and informational resources designed to support the researcher, libraries and infrastructure communities. I have worked closely with ESIP over the last several years to deliver a co-located user’s meeting focused on DataONE developments and infrastructure, and to foster collaboration and connection during ESIP workshop activities. I have also been actively engaged in the development of the ESIP Data Management Training Clearinghouse, originating from a collaboration between ESIP, USGS and DataONE.

I have recently taken a position as Director of Learning and Outreach at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). In this role I will continue to serve the DataONE and Arctic communities and will have increased capacity to support ESIP, leveraging the expertise NCEAS holds in ecological synthesis and data reuse. As chair of the data stewardship committee I will draw from my experiences as an ecological research scientist, community builder, and repository manager to support the development and promotion of data stewardship best practices and to foster broader connections across communities for increased awareness, collaboration and data literacy. I have gained huge value in being a part of the ESIP community and look forward to the opportunity to give back.