U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center

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

The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) of  the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) provides a search service on top of a catalog of the courses offered at the NCTC physical location and online that are related to data skills, and data management.  The courses include instructor led,  online self study,  online instructor led courses, and webinars.  Some courses are free;  others have a fee associated with them.  Many of the courses use various GIS data sources and systems including USFWS datasets that can be found at:  https://www.fws.gov/gis/data/national/index.html  The NCTC provides a searching interface on its home page.

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data management planning
Federal agency data management requirements (U.S.)
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Environmental Sciences
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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): 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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: 
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: 
Data manager
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 Day (but less than 1 week)