A short course on Reproducible Research Techniques for Synthesis

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) together with DataOne is arranging a short course in Reproducible Research Techniques for Synthesis. The course focus on the importance of metadata, software development (R and Git) and communication of results.

The course was announced through CODATA as (further details on the course are available in the links provided):


CODATA arranges a webinar on the Data Management Plan

CODATA is arranging a webinar on (extracted from the CODATA invitation email) why we need to embrace development and use of data management plans (DMP) to guarantee production and supply of quality data. The importance and value  of a DMP are in its use as an instrument for the following: capturing quality metadata and data; implementing data policies; complying with funders and publishers requirements; preventing occurrence of data disasters;  enabling research collaboration; supporting open science and citizen science; and enhancing research careers.

Data Sets Are Foundational to Research. Why Don’t We Cite Them?

A new article, "Data Sets Are Foundational to Research. Why Don’t We Cite Them?", in Mathematical Geophysics addresses the issue of dataset citation. In the summary part "Critical Fixes to Ensure Sustainable Data Citation" it states