USGS Science Support Framework
USGS Data Management Training Modules – Planning for Data Management
This is one of six interactive modules created to 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. In this module, we will provide an overview of data management plans. First, we will define and describe Data Management Plans, or DMPs. We will then explain the benefits of creating a DMP. Finally, we will provide instructions on how to prepare a DMP, including covering key components common to most DMPs.
USGS Data Management Training Modules – Planning for Data Management Part II
This is one of six interactive modules created to 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. By the end of this course you should know the difference between data management plans and project plans; you should know how to use the DMPTool to create a data management plan; and you should understand the basic information that should go into a data management plan.
Data Management Planning Part 1: overview and a USGS program experience
Emily Fort of the USGS presents an introduction to data management planning and a USGS program experience.
Data Management Planning Part 2: theory and practice in research data management
Steve Tessler and Stan Smith present an example of a data management planning strategy for USGS science centers.
Data Collection Part 2: Relational databases - Getting the foundation right
USGS Data Templates Overview
Creating Data Templates for data collection, data storage, and metadata saves time and increases consistency. Utilizing form validation increases data entry reliability.
- Why use data templates?
- Templates During Data Entry - how to design data validating templates
- After Data Entry - ensuring accurate data entry
- Data Storage and Metadata
- Best Practices
- Data Templates
- Long-term Storage
- Tools for creating data templates
- Google Forms
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Access
- OpenOffice - Calc
Training Materials for Data Management in Reclamation
This document (downloadable from this landing page) provides supplementary educational materials focused upon US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) approaches to data management that use and expand upon a number of USGS training modules on data management. The USBR supplementary materials include:
- A discussion of the Reclamation data lifecycle
- A Reclamation data management plan template
- Examples of Reclamation data management best practice
- Lessons learned from various USBR data management efforts.