Where'd I see that data management training session again? Aha! It was on the ESIP DMT Clearinghouse!
So, you’re an early career scientist, or maybe a data manager who’s tired of explaining WHY metadata is important, or a data curator who needs to know how to convert this brand-smackin’ new format into the more tried & true format required by your data repository – doesn’t matter who you are, you need some training about data management related issues!! How do you go about finding the training information you need quickly? Thanks to seed funding from the USGS Community for Data Integration, a Data Management Training working group under the ESIP Data Stewardship Committee is in the process of creating & implementing a moderated, crowd-sourced Clearinghouse. The descriptions within the Clearinghouse for the data management training materials will reside on the ESIP Commons and made widely discoverable through Internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo. This session will demonstrate how anyone with knowledge about data management training resources or events can input brief descriptive information about them, and also search for other resources or events. This brief demo is a preview for a longer breakout session in which we will provide more background, and invite you to give feedback on the interface and functionality of the fledgling resource.