Data Management Workshop

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An additional product not originally on the funded activities list was organized for the newly-formed Science Data Coordinator Network. The Network invited 2 representatives from each of the USGS geographic areas, and several mission areas, to participate in a Data Management Workshop. The Workshop was organized by Viv Hutchison and taught by Tom Chatfield of the Bureau of Land Management. The ...

An additional product not originally on the funded activities list was organized for the newly-formed Science Data Coordinator Network. The Network invited 2 representatives from each of the USGS geographic areas, and several mission areas, to participate in a Data Management Workshop. The Workshop was organized by Viv Hutchison and taught by Tom Chatfield of the Bureau of Land Management. The course was very well received and requests to repeat the workshop have been numerous. This response emphasizes the need for data management training in the USGS, thus the creation of USGS specific training materials.

  • Data management education in USGS is critical to building a culture that understands its importance and incorporates it into the scientific workflow
  • A pilot data management workshop is beneficial to identify improvements in the methods of presenting this content to the Bureau

note: this information is from the FY2011 CDI Annual Report