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USGS Training Modules

The USGS has developed training modules for general data management best practices and USGS data release.

USGS Data Management Training Modules

These six interactive modules help researchers, data stewards, managers and the public gain an understanding of the value of data management in science and provide best practices to perform good data management within their organization.

Additional Resources [PDF]
Glossary [PDF]

Value of Data Management

Introduction slide: Value of Data Management

Planning for Data Management

Introduction slide: Planning for Data Management

Best Practices for Preparing Science Data to Share Introduction slide: Best Practices for Preparing Science Data to Share
Science Data Lifecycle

Introduction slide: Science Data Lifecycle

Planning for Data Management: Part 2 Introduction slide: Planning for Data Management: Part 2
Metadata for Research Data

Introduction slide: Metadata for Research Data

NOTE: You will need Flash® Player, Version 8 or newer, loaded on your laptop/desktop in order to view the modules. Other technical difficulties, contact GS_Data_Management@usgs.gov.

USGS Data Release Training Modules

These training modules provide an overview of tools and workflows for USGS scientists and data managers to release USGS data products. The USGS Data Release page describes the USGS Data Release process in more detail.

ScienceBase Data Release Introduction slide: ScienceBase as a Platform for Data Release.
NOTE: You will need Flash® Player, Version 8 or newer, loaded on your laptop/desktop in order to view the modules. Other technical difficulties, contact GS_Data_Management@usgs.gov.

Acknowledgments

The USGS Data Management Training modules were funded by the USGS Community for Data Integration and the USGS Office of Organizational and Employee Development's Technology Enabled Learning Program in collaboration with Bureau of Land Management, California Digital Library, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Special thanks to Jeffrey Morisette, Dept. of the Interior North Central Climate Science Center; Janice Gordon, USGS Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries; National Indian Programs Training Center; and Keith Kirk, USGS Office of Science Quality Information.

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