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R2R is the NSF-supported repository for environmental sensor data routinely acquired by U.S. oceanographic research vessels. The research fleet supports hundreds of expeditions around the world each year, ranging from oceans to coasts and estuaries to the Great Lakes. R2R works with an extensive network of partner repositories to link original field data from both sensors and samples, post-field products, global syntheses, and journal articles.

Creative Startups Labs is for entrepreneurs taking their first steps in building a new creative venture. During the intensive four week program, you will focus on identifying a market entry strategy, pursuing early customers, and creating a minimum viable product. Concepts including customer discovery and development, business formation and structures, cash flow projections, and creating a sales pipeline are covered. Startups will meet in person to work with Creative Startups faculty, mentors, and market leaders.

Project Jupyter, evolved from the IPython environment, provides a platform for interactive computing that is widely used today in research, education, journalism and industry. The core premise of the Jupyter architecture is to design tools around the experience of interactive computing, building an environment, protocol, file format and libraries optimized for the computational process when there is a human in the loop, in a live iteration with ideas and data assisted by the computer.

Well-documented data quality is critical in situations where scientists and decision-makers need to combine multiple datasets from different disciplines and instrumentation to address scientific questions or difficult decisions. Standardized data quality metadata could be very helpful in these situations. Many efforts at developing data quality standards falter because of the diversity of approaches to measuring and reporting data quality. The “one size fits all” paradigm does not generally work well in this situation.

It is common in discussing technical infrastructure to talk about the IT “stack”. This discussion walks through a model for the Digital Preservation Management stack with requisite layers of organizational infrastructure for sustainable digital preservation programs. The DPM stack applies concepts from the DPM model, an organizational maturity model that defines five stages to build a sustainable program. This is represented by a three-legged stool with an organizational, a technological, and a resources leg.

Join the Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC) for GIS Day 2016. Learn about GIS, talk to spatial tech industry experts, win door prizes and more.

Join EPSCoR Program Officers November 29 or November 30 at 2:00 p.m.for an informational webinar on EPSCoR's new RII Track-4 program. WebEx login instructions can be found here.

Join EPSCoR Program Officers on November 15 or November 16 at 2:00 p.m. for an informational webinar on EPSCoR's RII Track-2 program. WebEx login instructions can be found here.

There continues to be a need for data management services that effectively support the needs of researchers. One key area of growth for academic libraries is serving as active collaborators with faculty and researchers as part of the research process. Recognizing this need for additional data management structures, DataONE was an early partner in a grassroots effort (along with seven other institutions) to develop the DMPTool, starting in January 2011.

Most scientists have experienced the disappointment of opening an old data file and not fully understanding the contents. During data collection, we frequently optimize ease and efficiency of data entry, producing files that are not well formatted or described for longer term uses, perhaps assuming in the moment that the details of our experiments and observations would be impossible to forget.

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