IGN 8-10
Best practices for effective use and reuse of ecological data

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
345, Baltimore Convention Center
Amber Budden, DataONE, Albuquerque, NM
We have all been taught best practices for collecting data, yet often there is less emphasis on managing the resulting data effectively. This is an increasingly important skill set. Ecologists with good data management skills will be able to maximize the productivity of their research, effectively and efficiently share their data, and potentially benefit from the re-use of their data by others. In just a few short minutes I will highlight some of the pitfalls to be avoided when working with data and introduce example best practices and tools that will improve your data management skills and research program.