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Become a member to be notified of monthly presentations, collaboration area activity, special workshops and trainings, and our annual proposals process.

Since its founding in 2009, the Community has grown from 50 participants to more than 2000 members. Through regular meetings, special seminars, and other events, the Community can get engaged and stay informed about activities underway within the USGS and with other organizations. For an overview of events, view the CDI Calendar on the CDI SharePoint.


If you are a practitioner and interested in data integration or any of the collaboration areas, consider becoming a CDI member. Members are notified about monthly meetings, special workshops, and other opportunities. Membership is voluntary and open to USGS employees and other individuals and organizations willing to contribute to the community.

To become a member, sign up for the GovDelivery CDI mailing list.

Collaboration Areas

CDI Collaboration Areas share ideas, leverage resources, and identify solutions to support scientists. These focused teams support data management, innovative technologies, Semantic Web, software development, disciplinary groups, and many other communities of practice. See more information at our collaboration area page.

Annual Request For Proposals

Through the annual CDI proposal process, funds have been awarded for projects focusing on data integration for interdisciplinary research, innovative data management, and potentially cutting edge technology.

Eligibility: Any USGS Mission Area, Program, Center, Office or duty station and their partner(s) are encouraged to apply. However, all proposals must have a USGS employee as a principal investigator.

See more information at our Proposals page on the CDI SharePoint (request access here).


The CDI holds in-person workshops every two years. These meetings are a crucial step for focusing people, resources, and Bureau-wide efforts across the USGS on data integration tools and services, data and information management, and computational methods. Participants join to grow their expertise in handling scientific data, to propose collaborative paths to solve data challenges, and to share knowledge with their network of peers.

The 2025 CDI Workshop will be held from April 29-May 2nd, 2025 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

To receive updates on the workshop and other CDI events, sign up for our mailing list.

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