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Data Help Desk at the 2018 ESA Meeting

esa_helpdesk_2018_bSix 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”

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EDI Summer Fellowships 2018 completed

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!

EDI Fellowship Program

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Hackathon for Information Management Code Registry

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) hosted a hackathon at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, June 12-14, to collaboratively design and develop software supporting the activities of information managers and scientists working with environmental data. We used the Open Space Technology approach to guide project development and gained valuable insights into hosting a successful hackathon from Deborah Paul and Mathew Collins of iDigBio. For more information please see here.

Hackathon participants
Hackathon participants
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Workshop “Creating EML with R and publishing data packages in the EDI repository”

EDI is conducting a hands-on workshop “Creating EML with R and publishing data packages in the EDI repository” (5-7 June 2018) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.

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Participants of the EDI workshop at UNM (June 5-7, 2018), from left to right: An Nguyen, Alina Drebin, Mary Martin, Colin Smith (EDI), Kat Leigh, Li Kui, Vanessa Morgan, Kristin Vanderbilt (EDI), Abby Pennington, Xulong Peng, Prita Novia, Katherine Beirne, Sara Elmendorf, Gabriel Kamener.
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EDI Summer 2018 Fellowships

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) is supporting six Summer 2018 (June 4 – August 13, 2018) Fellowships in its ecological data management training program.

The training program has started with an EDI-hosted training workshop on data publishing at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (June 5 – 7, 2018), during which the fellows learn about data cleaning and formatting, metadata content, the Ecological Metadata Language (EML) and how to create EML using the R programming environment.

For more information on our Felllowship Program, please see here.

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EDI Summer Fellows and EDI personal at the “Data Publishing” workshop at the University of New Mexico, from left: Alina Drebin, Colin Smith (EDI), An Nguyen, Susanne Grossman-Clarke (EDI), Kristin Vanderbilt (EDI), Vanessa Morgan, Abby Pennington, Prita Novita, Gabriel Kamener.