Training Materials for Data Management in Reclamation

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

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. 
Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Barbara Simpson
Douglas R. Clark
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data lifecycle
Data management
Data management planning
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Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Environmental Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Text - an explanation of a concept or a story using human readable characters formed into words, usually distinguished from graphical images.
Usage Rights Information - restrictions upon use of learning resource not covered by copyright license: 
USGS Disclaimer - approved data released to public
Contact Person(s): 
Douglas R. Clark
Barbara Simpson
Contact Organization(s): 
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Text - body of a printed work, to include reading passages.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Data manager
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: 
USGS Science Support Framework
Framework Node: USGS Science Support Framework: 
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