USGS Data Management
Data Management Training & Resources
Past Training: 2011 Data Management Workshop
Future Data Management Training
The Core Science Analytics and Synthesis (CSAS) program, under the USGS Core Science Systems Mission Area, in coordination with the CDI Data Management Working Group, is developing Data Management Training materials that will be tailored to the USGS. A CSAS goal is to sponsor Data Management Training for the USGS on a regular basis. If you are interested in participating in future data management training or workshops, please contact Viv Hutchison (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heather Henkel (email@example.com).
On September 21-23, 2011, a 3-day Data Management workshop was sponsored by Core Science Systems (CSS) to support Bureau-wide data management activities. This activity, held in Reston, VA, was part of a series of data management projects funded by CSS, including this Web site for USGS policy and best practices, formal data management training, and the development of training modules for USGS. The Data Management Workshop served several purposes - both education and outreach for the Science Data Coordinator Network, and education and content for staff building the data management Web site for the Bureau.
There were 26 workshop attendees, representing each USGS Geographic Area and several Mission Areas. Most participants were nominated to attend the workshop by the Regional Executives and the Science Data Coordinators.
The course was taught by Tom Chatfield, Bureau of Land Management. The participants spent two days learning aspects of data management important to science data. On the third day, they were given the opportunity to review and suggest content for a draft Web site which will list, describe, and highlight best practices for data management within and outside of the USGS.