Data Management Website

Science Center Objects

2012 Updates (from the 2012 CDI Annual Review): This proposal would continue the building of website content, including: best practices, tools, recommended reading, and data management planning tool. It also includes a usability testing on the website. It also calls for on-going maintenance of the website and its content. Benefits USGS researchers will have easy access to the standards, tool...

2012 Updates (from the 2012 CDI Annual Review):



This proposal would continue the building of website content, including: best practices, tools, recommended reading, and data management planning tool. It also includes a usability testing on the website. It also calls for on-going maintenance of the website and its content.



Benefits

  • USGS researchers will have easy access to the standards, tools, and best practices
  • Centralized, CDI-vetted reference for scientists

Deliverables

  • A Data Management Web site: www.usgs.gov/datamanagement/
  • Poster presented and demonstration given at CDI DataBlast (July 2012)
  • Presentation given at CDI-hosted Webinar (September 2012)
  • Internal CDI Project Progress Report

2011 tasks (from the FY11 CDI Annual Review):



Data Management Web Toolbox: Web template and framework. The USGS Data Management Website was hosted on a server in Florida for ease in the development process, and then migrated to a reserved URL in FY12 ( www.usgs.gov/datamanagement). The purpose is to provide USGS researchers with easy access to the standards, tools, and best practices that will ensure adherence to consistent data management best practices through a library of data management resources and educational products.



Benefits

  • Provides one location for USGS data management-related projects to be hosted.
  • Increasingly, scientists need ready access to information and data management resources in USGS. For example, many journals are requiring data prior to acceptance of a scientific paper for publication, which requires that USGS scientists know the policies and procedures for responding to that request and others like it.