Using, learning, teaching, and programming with the Paleobiology Database

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

The Paleobiology Database is a public database of paleontological data that anyone can use, maintained by an international non-governmental group of paleontologists. You can explore the data online in the Navigator, which lets you filter fossil occurrences by time, space, and taxonomy, and displays their modern and paleogeographic locations; or you can download the data to your own computer to do your own analyses.  The educational resources offered by the Paleobiology include:
- Presentations including lectures and slide shows to introduce you to the PBDB
- Web apps that provide a variety of online interfaces for exploring PBDB data via the API
- Mobile apps that provide applications for iOS and Android providing new views of the PBDB's data via the API
- Lesson plans and teaching activities using the Paleobiology Database
- Tutorials on how to get and use data from the website, and on how to contribute data to the database, viewable on Youtube
- Libraries and functions for interacting with PBDB data via R   
- Documentation, code examples, and issue reporting for the PBDB API
- Other Paleobiology Database related external resources including a link to the Paleobiology Github repository
For more information about the Paleobiology Database, see: .

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
The Paleobiology Database
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
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: 
Biodiversity data
Data access
Fossil data
Open access
Open data
Paleontolgical data
R software
Specimen data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
The Paleobiology Database
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Service - self-contained unit of functionality that enables operations or capabilities, e.g., searching for instruction or training resources on data management.
Contact Organization(s): 
The Paleobiology Database
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: 
Learning Activity - guided or unguided activity engaged in by a learner to acquire skills, concepts, or knowledge that may or may not be defined by a lesson. Examples: data exercises, data recipes.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Software engineer
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
Undergraduate student
Citizen scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)