EDI held its first workshop to address standardized intermediate formats, metadata content and data manipulation scripts for thematic data, in this case for long-term surveys of community structure, which are currently in demand by synthesis projects. We assembled scientists and data managers to focus on synthetic data assembly and formatting needs, and summarize the formats, code, packaging patterns, metadata content, and vocabularies to build formal recommendations for data providers. More information on data set design is available here: https://environmentaldatainitiative.org/dataset-design/.
Where: University of New Mexico, Alberquerque, NM
July 2017 progress: Ecological community data design pattern (“ecocomDP”), Github repository, more