Event Type
Conferences and Workshops
Event Dates

The Arctic Data Center invites applications for their 2018 Data Science Training for Arctic Research. This workshop will convene 13-17 August 2018 in Santa Barbara, California.

The Arctic Data Center provides training in data science and data management. These are critical skills for the stewardship of data, software, and many other research products that are preserved at the Arctic Data Center. A goal of this 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.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Arctic Data Center and NSF Standards and Policies
  • Data Management Plans
  • Effective data management for data preservation
  • Storing and Preparing Data in Open Source Formats
  • Stability, longevity, interoperability
  • Metadata
  • Publishing data at the Arctic Data Center
  • Web-based submission
  • Automating submission for large data sets
  • Data and Metadata Quality
  • Provenance for data and software

Space for this workshop is limited. Both early career and established researchers from the Arctic research community are encouraged to apply. Participants will be selected on the basis of their current research or work activities; their previous experience with open science practices, data management techniques and analysis methods; and their current or former opportunities to access training in these areas. We will prioritize applications from individuals currently funded through NSF Polar Programs. International applicants are eligible however travel reimbursement will be restricted to that indicated below.

Application deadline: 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, 30 March 2018.