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USGS data are one of the most valuable assets of the organization, and it is critical that we ensure our scientists and staff produce and manage data in such a way that at the completion of a project, the data continues to be accessible in useable formats, documented so it can be understood, and preserved properly for future uses.
The goals of this project included:
This project was changed considerably from the original proposal due to a change in Federal government sequestration and travel restraints. The original proposal was to conduct in-person workshops in each of the three USGS regions for invited USGS scientists and data managers. It included development of the training materials in addition to hands-on activities to be used in a workshop environment. The solution to the sequestration and travel restrictions was to create a more broadly accessible learning environment through online data management modules.
This project contributes to the CDI Science Support Framework in multiple areas including Data Management, Knowledge Management, and the Scientific Data Lifecycle. It addresses key elements in data management principles, supports knowledge sharing, and promotes the USGS Science Data Lifecycle.
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
Note: this description is from the FY13 Annual Report