Arctic Data Center Training

Training opportunities for the Arctic research community

Each year, our training and outreach staff help provide hands-on training at Arctic research conferences and in dedicated training sessions targeting early-career and under-represented populations. Training and outreach focus on effective means for long-term data management, following a curriculum developed and refined by the open science community. Those opportunities and activities are listed below. We also launched a Data Science Fellowship in January 2018.

Upcoming Trainings and Presentations:

Ecological Society of America 2019 Summer Meeting
Virtual
August 3rd – August 6th 2020
The Arctic Data Center team is attending the ESA 2020 Summer Meeting to present our latest technical updates, tools and community resources; and to participate in the Data Help Desk presentations and workshops on data management best practices. Links to pre-recorded sessions will be added once available.

October 2020 Data Science Training for Arctic Researchers
5-day Workshop
NCEAS, Santa Barbara, CA
October 19th – October 23rd 2020
The Arctic Data Center provides training in data science and data management, as these are critical skills for the stewardship of the data, software, and other research products that are preserved in the Arctic Data Center. A goal of the Arctic Data Center is to advance data archiving and promote reproducible science and data reuse. This 5-day workshop will provide researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.


Past Trainings and Presentations:

Webinar for USAPECS: Tools and Strategies for Arctic Data Preservation and Re-Use
Virtual
May 27th 2020

This one hour webinar to USA Permafrost Early Career Scientists is available to view. With the global pandemic, now is an excellent time to re-use submitted data for synthetic projects. This webinar discusses an overview of the Arctic Data Center, the features and services offered, best practices for working with data, and guidance on how to archive data with the Arctic Data Center. How to search for and reuse data for synthesis studies was also discussed.

American Geophysical Union 2019 Fall Meeting
San Francisco, CA
December 8th – December 13th, 2019
The Arctic Data Center team attended the AGU 2019 Fall Meeting to present our latest technical updates, tools and community resources; and to participate in the Data Help Desk presentations and workshops on data management best practices.
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October 2019 Data Science Training for Arctic Research
Santa Barbara, CA
October 7th – October 11th, 2019
This 5-day workshop provided researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.
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Ecological Society of America & US Society for Ecological Economics 2019 Summer Meeting
Louisville, KY
August 11th – August 16th, 2019
The Arctic Data Center team attended the ESA/USSEE 2019 Summer Meeting to present our latest technical updates, tools and community resources; and to participate in the Data Help Desk presentations and workshops on data management best practices.
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February 2019 Data Science Training for Arctic Researchers
Santa Barbara, CA
February 11th – February 15th, 2019
This 5-day workshop provided researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.

January 2019 Data Science Training for Arctic Researchers
Santa Barbara, CA
January 14th – January 18th, 2019
This 5-day workshop provided researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.

American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting
Washington, DC
December 10th – December 14th, 2018
The Arctic Data Center team attended the AGU 2018 Fall Meeting to present our latest technical updates, tools, and community resources, and to participate in the Data Help Desk Data Fair presentations and workshops on data management best practices in the AGU Central Theater.

August 2018 Data Science Training for Arctic Research
Santa Barbara, CA
August 13th – August 17th 2018
This 5-day workshop provided researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 2018
New Orleans, LA
August 5th, 2018

WK 5: “Managing Ecological Data for Effective Use and Re-Use: A Workshop for Early Career Scientists”

This workshop gave attendees a set of practical tools for organizing and sharing their data through all parts of the research cycle. Topics included data structure, quality control, data documentation, the importance of good data management practices for data sharing, collaboration, and data re-use. The workshop was an interactive combination of presentation, discussion, and activities.

POLAR 2018 Data Management 101 Workshops
Davos, Switzerland
June 19th, 21st, 22nd, 2018
Arctic Data Center staff hosted three open 1.5 hour session workshops during the Open Science Conference at POLAR 2018 in Davos, Switzerland, to introduce best practices for data management planning, metadata quality, and ensuring data longevity and interoperability. Arctic Data Center staff also demonstrated tools for data provenance, automating data submissions, and the Arctic Data Center’s web-based data editor.
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APECS Online Conference 2018
Virtual
May 16th, 2018

The Arctic Data Center staff gave a presentation of the resources and tools available to support the Arctic research community. Watch the presentation recording online on the APECS Webinars Vimeo channel: “APECS Online Conference 2018 – Session 3”. (Note: the NSF Arctic Data Center presentation begins at 50:40).

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 2017
Portland, OR
August 6th, 2017
Wk: Managing Ecological Data for Effective Use and Re-Use: A Workshop for Early Career Scientists
A co-hosted workshop by DataONE, the Arctic Data Center, and NEON focused on providing attendees with a set of practical tools for organizing and sharing their data through all parts of the research cycle. In this 5 hour workshop, topics included data structure, quality control, data documentation, the importance of good data management practices for data sharing, collaboration, and data re-use. The workshop was an interactive combination of presentation, discussion and activities.

August 8th, 2017
Beyond the Data Life Cycle: Tips and Techniques for Working with Ecological Data
A co-convened session by DataONE and the Arctic Data Center, the session gave attendees an overview of some techniques for organizing, managing, analyzing and sharing their data across all parts of the research cycle. Talks included insights into good data structure, quality control, data documentation, and the importance of good data management practices for data sharing, collaboration, and data re-use.

July 2017 Data Science Training for Arctic Research
Santa Barbara, CA
July 31st – August 1st, 2017
This 2-day workshop provided researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.

Webinar: Tools and Strategies for Archiving Data
Virtual
June 21st, 2017

This webinar provided a brief overview of the the Arctic Data Center, including the history, infrastructure, and partnerships that support long-term preservation of the data and metadata. We highlighted the many features and services offered by the Arctic Data Center before stepping through some best practices for working with data and guidance on how to archive data to the Arctic Data Center.
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Arctic Data Best Practices
Ventura, CA
March 28th, 2017
This half day workshop about data best practices provided researchers with concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center.

Webinar: Arctic Data Center Overview
Virtual
April 21st, 2016

This one hour webinar is available to view. It gives an overview of the Arctic Data Center, how to upload data, and the different features associated with the repository.

For questions, contact support@arcticdata.io