Planning for Next Season's Data Management Short Course Episodes!


By hosting a lunch or dinner discussion during the ESIP 2015 Summer Meeting, the Data Stewardship Committee wishes community input on how to expand its “Data Management for Scientists Short Course” (Short Course) and seeks authors, topics, and funding for the creation and promotion of additional modules for the Short Course.  

The Short Course, initiated in 2011 and published in 2012 and 2013, is currently comprised of 35 training modules that are made available on both the ESIP Commons ( and the Vimeo websites (  At the discussion session, module authors and Short Course editors will describe the module creation, peer review, and editorial processes used for the current modules.  These descriptions will serve as background information for further discussion about:

·         Topics that those concerned with data management now consider high priority for training;

·         Which of the current modules need updating;

·         Finding additional module authors;

·         Identifying prospects for future funding.  

The Data Stewardship Committee would like the Short Course to evolve in order to reflect updated data management practices, thereby positioning the Short Course to further support the growing needs for training materials on data management skills and practice.  

This session will be geared towards those interested in learning about and contributing to the next phase of the Short Course.  All are invited.

Hoebelheinrich, N.; Planning for Next Season's Data Management Short Course Episodes!; Summer Meeting 2015. ESIP Commons , April 2015