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USGS Data Management Training Modules

These three interactive modules help researchers, data stewards, managers and the public gain an understanding of the value of data management in science and provide best practices to perform good data management within their organization.
Module 1 Introduction slide: Value of Data Management

Slides [PDF]

Module 2 Introduction slide: Planning for Data Management

Slides [PDF]

Module 3 Introduction slide: Best Practices for Preparing Science Data to Share

Slides [PDF]

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Supporting Materials for All Modules

Additional Resources [PDF]
Glossary [PDF]


This 2013 effort was funded by the USGS Community for Data (CDI) Integration in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Land Management, California Digital Library, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Modules developed by the USGS Office of Organizational and Employee Development's (OED) Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) Program.

Special thanks to:
Jeffrey Morisette, DOI North Central Climate Science Center
Janice Gordon, USGS Core Science Analytics and Synthesis
TJ Lane, USGS Office of Organizational and Employee Development
National Indian Programs Training Center

To reference these modules, please use the following citation:

Viv Hutchison, Thomas Burley, Michelle Chang, Thomas Chatfield, Robert Cook, Heather Henkel, Carly Strasser, Lisa Zolly. 2013. USGS Data Management Training Modules. USGS Community for Data Integration.

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