All Learning Resources

  • Creating Documentation and Metadata: Creating a Citation for Your Data

    This training module is part of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (or ESIP Federation's) Data Management for Scientists Short Course. The subject of this module is "Creating a Citation for Your Data." This module was authored by Robert Cook from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Besides the ESIP Federation, sponsors of this Data Management for Scientists Short Course are the Data Conservancy and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  This module is available in both presentation slide and video formats.

  • Local Data Management: Advertising Your Data

    This training module is part of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (or ESIP Federation's) Data Management for Scientists Short Course.  The subject of this module is "Advertising your data."  This module was authored by Nancy Hoebelheinrich from Knowledge Motifs LLC.  Besides the ESIP Federation, sponsors of this Data Management for Scientists Short Course are the Data Conservancy and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  This module is available in both presentation slide and video formats.  

    What we will be talking about in this presentation is why and how to advertise your data. When we talk about advertising your data we are thinking of techniques that go beyond word of mouth or informal notice. We’ll discuss the fact that funding agencies and institutions may actually require that you get word out about your published data, and that advertising your data can jump-start your career.
     
    We’ll also talk about different ways of advertising your data.  One of the obvious methods is by submitting descriptive information about your data to various destinations such as catalogs, but there are an ever-increasing number of other methods that can be used as well.  We will cover a couple of those methods in this brief introduction.  We’ll also encourage you to seek the help of the data center or data archive where you’re storing your data to help you advertise your data.  
     

  • Elements of a Data Management Plan: Organization and standards

    This training module is part of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (or ESIP Federation's) Data Management for Scientists Short Course.  The subject of this module is "Identifying the Materials to be Created".  The module was authored by Ruth Duerr from The Ronin Institute.  Besides the ESIP Federation, sponsors of this Data Management for Scientists Short Course are the Data Conservancy and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).   This modules is available in both presentation slide and video formats.

    The purpose of this module is to introduce you to the range of topics related to data organization and standards that may be important for you to address in your data management plan.  We say may be important because just as every research project is different, so every data management plan needs to be different to accommodate the particular needs of that project.  This means that some topics on data organization and standards will be more important to think about and describe in your data management plan than others.  Which topics are more important will depend on the size, scale, complexity and other details of your project that differentiate what you are doing from what others are  doing.  So… no, unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits all data management plan!  

  • Responsible Data Use: Data Restrictions

    This training module is part of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (or ESIP Federation's) Data Management for Scientists Short Course.  The subject of this module is "Data Restrictions".  The module was authored by Robert R. Downs from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center which is operated by CIESIN – the Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University.  Besides the ESIP Federation, sponsors of this Data Management for Scientists Short Course are the Data Conservancy and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  This module is available in both presentation slide and video formats.  

  • Responsible Data Use: Copyright and Data

    This training module is part of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (or ESIP Federation's) Data Management for Scientists Short Course.  The subject of this module is "Copyright and Data".  The module was authored by Matthew Mayernik from the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  Besides the ESIP Federation, sponsors of this Data Management for Scientists Short Course are the Data Conservancy and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  This module is available in both presentation slide and video formats.

    In this module, we will focus on copyright law and associated procedures related to data. We don’t often think about data as having intellectual properties as a book or a movie would, but there are some important intellectual property issues to understand about data, especially involving copyright.

    We will first talk about what is and is not copyrightable in the United States with respect to data. Copyright laws can be vary greatly from country to country and jurisdiction to jurisdiction around the world, so we want to emphasize that our discussion in this module will focus upon copyright and data in the United States. 

    We will also talk about open copyright license options and how they apply to data, and how copyright can be used or deliberately waived, in order to make data more open and easier to access and use.  We will also discuss how it’s possible to use non legal means for establishing community based norms to address some of these issues.  

  • NOAA Administrative Order 212-15: Management of Environmental and Geospatial Data and Information

    This training module is part of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (or ESIP Federation's) Data Management for Scientists Short Course.  The subject of this module is " NOAA Administrative Order 212-15:  Management of Environmental and Geospatial Data and Information".  The module was authored by Jeff Arnfield from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.  Besides the ESIP Federation, sponsors of this Data Management for Scientists Short Course are the Data Conservancy and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  This module is available in both presentation slide and video formats.

    NOAA, like many other agencies, has its own set of requirements and directives that augment broader Federal level data management mandates.  Ah, but how to achieve compliance?  As with most orders, there is the inevitable “stick:”  anyone receiving NOAA funding -- its own offices and employees as well as contractors, partners and outside researchers – must manage resulting environmental data in compliance with NOAA’s requirements and directives.

    To assist data managers in understanding and meeting those requirements, there is also a bit of carrot: NOAA’s Environmental Data Management Committee, or EDMC, provides access to the directives and various supporting resources, including implementation guidance.  NOAA’s National Data Centers provide additional guidance for data submitted for archiving.  

  • Escaping Datageddon

    Slide share presentation of information presented to university graduate students on the importance of data management presented as part of the University of Wisconsin, Madison Graduate Support Services.

  • 23 (research data) Things

    23 (research data) Things is self-directed learning for anybody who wants to know more about research data. Anyone can do 23 (research data) Things at any time.  Do them all, do some, cherry-pick the Things you need or want to know about. Do them on your own, or get together a Group and share the learning.  The program is intended to be flexible, adaptable and fun!

    Each of the 23 Things offers a variety of learning opportunities with activities at three levels of complexity: ‘Getting started’, ‘Learn more’ and ‘Challenge me’. All resources used in the program are online and free to use.

  • NASA Earthdata Video Tutorials

    Short video tutorials on topics related to available NASA EOSDIS data products, various types of data discovery, data access, and data tool demonstrations such as the Panoply tool for creating line plots.  Videos accessible on YouTube from listing on main webinars and tutorials page.  These tutorials are available to assist those wishing to learn or teach how to obtain and view these data. 

  • NASA Earthdata Webinar Series

    Monthly webinars on discovery and access to NASA Earth science data sets, services and tools.  Webinars are archived on YouTube from 2013 to the present.  Presenters are experts in different domains within NASA's Earth science research areas and are usually affiliated with NASA data centers and / or data archives.  Specific titles for the current year's webinars can be found from the main page, but can also be found from separate pages for each year.  These webinars are available to assist those wishing to learn or teach how to obtain and view these data. 

  • GES DISC Data Cookbook

    A collection of tutorials, called "data recipes" that describe how to use Earth science data from the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) using easily available tools and commonly used formats for Earth science data such as NetCDF, ASCII, HDF-5, and shapefile.  These tutorials are available to assist those wishing to learn or teach how to obtain and view these data. 

  • Reverb Data Access Cookbook

    A collection of tutorials, called "data recipes" that describe how to access Earth science data from the Earth Observing Clearing House (ECHO) such as MODIS, NRT, ASTER and MERIS data.  These tutorials are available to assist those wishing to learn or teach how to access and order these data.  Links are provided to User Support if the data desired are not available from this collection.

  • ASDC Data Recipes

    A collection of tutorials, called "data recipes" that describe how to obtain and use Earth science data from the Atmospheric Science Data Center, a NASA DAAC (Distributed Active Archive Center) at the NASA Langley Research Center using easily available tools and commonly used formats for Earth science data.  These tutorials are available to assist those wishing to learn or teach how to obtain and view these data. 

  • ASF Data Recipes

    A collection of tutorials, called "data recipes" that describe how to obtain and use Earth science data from the Alaska Satellite Facility, a NASA DAAC (Distributed Active Archive Center) using easily available tools and commonly used formats for Earth science data.  These tutorials are available to assist those wishing to learn or teach how to obtain and view these data. 

  • LP DAAC Data Recipes

    A collection of tutorials, called "data recipes" that describe how to use Earth science data from NASA's Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) using easily available tools and commonly used formats for Earth science data.  These tutorials are available to assist those wishing to learn or teach how to obtain and view these data. 

  • ORNL DAAC Data Recipes

    A collection of tutorials, called "data recipes" that describe how to use Earth science data from NASA's Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC) using easily available tools and commonly used formats for Earth science data focusing on biogeochemical dynamics data.  These tutorials are available to assist those wishing to learn or teach how to obtain and view these data. 

  • NSIDC DAAC Data Recipes

    A collection of tutorials, called "data recipes" that describe how to use Earth science data from NASA's National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) using easily available tools and commonly used formats for Earth science data.  These tutorials are available to assist those wishing to learn or teach how to obtain and view these data. 

  • Preparing Your Data Management Plan

    Grant proposals for a growing number of funders require data management plans, including the National Science Foundation. Developing a competitive data management plan requires understanding and effectively addressing the many aspects of research data management that funders and reviewers emphasize (e.g., plans for research data security, sharing, and documentation). Join Data Management Services for a training session on preparing data management plans. During this one-hour workshop, we will cover the research data questions one should answer in creating an effective, competitive plan. Participants will have an opportunity to ask data management and planning questions specific to their research.

  • Advertising your data (test)

  • Advertising your data (test)