The International Data Week (IDW) 2018 is hosted in Gaborone, Botswana (5-8 November, 2018) by the Botswana Open Science and Open Data Forum, bringing together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and data stewards from all disciplines and geographies across the globe. In connection with the IDW 2018, the Enabling FAIR Data Project is celebrating and promoting its Commitment Statement in the international earth, space, and environmental sciences community. You can support the #FAIRData movement by signing up to the Commitment Statement: as an individual, repository, publisher, community, society, institution or funder. “FAIR” is defined as Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable as defined by the FAIR Guiding Principles. Continue reading “Enabling FAIR Data”
EDI co-organized and presented at several workshops at the LTER All Scientists’ Meeting (September 30 to October 4, 2018), spanning a range of topics such as “EML 2.2, dataset annotation” to “Datasets for Education” and “Ten Cool Features of the EDI Data Portal (You’ve Probably Never Used)”. For a complete list of EDI’s contributions, please see here. Continue reading “EDI at the 2018 LTER ASM Meeting, Pacific Grove, CA (30 September – 4 October 2018)”
EDI members and Jason Tallant from the University of Michigan Biological Station conducted a workshop on supporting curation and archiving of environmental data at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) at Schoodic ME (19-23 September, 2018). Four of our former EDI Summer 2018 fellows actively participated in this workshop by means of oral presentations on their data management experience during the fellowship at OBFS sites. For more information on EDI’s contributions at the 2018 OBFS Annual Meeting please see here.
Six organizations (EDI, ESIP, iDigBio, DataCite, Arctic Data Center, DataONE) collaborated at the 2018 ESA Meeting in New Orleans (August 5-9) to offer a Data Help Desk. We co-located to share a booth quad in the Exhibition/Poster Hall. Three sections of the quad were open, with a couch and high top tables that created an inviting space for people to drop in, take some stickers and literature, and ask questions. The other quad section was curtained off with a large monitor for short presentations. Presentations ranged from “Using R to Manage Wildlife Tracking Data” to “How to Use Github.” Continue reading “Data Help Desk at the 2018 ESA Meeting”
EDI successfully completed its first summer fellowship program from June 4 to August 13, 2018. Each of our six fellows made a significant contribution to the preservation and reuse of data and metadata that they published for their host sites. For more information on the 2018 fellowship, a list of host sites, mentors and fellows, testimonials and published data packages, please see here.
We are looking forward to beginning the application process for next year’s summer fellowship program soon by announcing the search of host sites. Please stay tuned!