This training workshop is aimed at Service staff who collect, analyze, view or maintain scientific data. Staff from field stations, Regional Offices, and Headquarters who work with raw or processed data at any level are the target audience.
Summary and Objectives:
Train, prepare, and engage in adaptive conservation decision-making in the twenty-first century. To build a conservation legacy we need to shift agency culture and approaches to data management. The workshop will support this shift by:
- Train specific skills and build knowledge about data management.
- Prepare employees to champion data management best practices in their daily work.
- Engage leadership, supervisors, and staff to promote a common understanding of roles and responsibilities, requirements, and how to communicate needs and advocate for high-quality data to make decisions.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Opportunity to take optional training aimed at increasing skill and competency with data management planning, creating data management plans, generating automated reports through rMarkdown, and creating metadata using mdEditor.
- Be familiar with metadata editors available in the Service and demonstrate how metadata can help the Service achieve its mission;
- Engage the Service’s data management community to improve data management integration across USFWS programs and functions; and
- Contribute to development of a roadmap/implementation plan that directs the advancement of data management across the Service.
Clinics will be open for registration on April 3, 2023 at 1 PM Eastern time.