USGS Data Management
Partners & Projects
Several groups within the USGS are partnering to further the cause of good data management.
Scientific insight requires the ability to discover, access, and use relevant data and to share research results for use by others. The complex nature of problems facing society demands an interdisciplinary response that can be attained only when researchers can efficiently locate, retrieve, and use data from multiple disciplines and achieve real synthesis that is truly "trans-disciplinary." It is this backdrop that led to the formation of the Community for Data Integration (CDI) in 2009. Learn more about CDI.
Good data management is a prerequisite for data integration. The CDI DMWG is developing mechanisms for incorporating data management into USGS science and is also developing ways to educate scientists of its value. The group seeks to elevate the practice of data management so that it is seen as a critical partner in the pursuit of science at USGS. Learn more about the CDI DMWG.
Initiated in 2011, the USGS SDCN represents a collaboration among Core Science Systems and the Geographic Areas. This collaboration promotes increased communication, education, cooperation, and information-sharing across and within the Geographic and Mission Areas by developing a networked community of practitioners among researchers and information management specialists. Learn more about the Science Data Coordinator Network.