Environmental Data Initiative Five Phases of Data Publishing Webinar - Creating "clean" data for archiving

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

Not all data are easy to use, and some are nearly impossible to use effectively. This presentation lays out the principles and some best practices for creating data that will be easy to document and use. It will identify many of the pitfalls in data preparation and formatting that will cause problems further down the line and how to avoid them.

This video in the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) "Five Phases of Data Publishing" tutorial series covers the second phase of data publishing, cleaning data. For more guidance from EDI on data cleaning, also see "How to clean and format data using Excel, OpenRefine, and Excel," located here: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRk01ytRXjE.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
John Porter
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data archiving
Data cleaning
Data publication
Data transformation
Data usage
Data wrangling
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Environmental Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Environmental Data Initiative (EDI)
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Contributor Organization(s): 
Name: 
Environmental Data Initiative (EDI)
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Collaborator
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
Data professional
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
FAIR Data Principles
Framework Node: FAIR: 
Findable
Interoperable
Re-usable