Data management mandates from federal funding agencies, professional societies, and publishers are becoming more common at all scales of research effort. To help researchers navigate the new requirements and implement effective, low-overhead data management workflows, Unidata is hosting an AMS Short Course on Data Management Planning and Implementation: Training on available open-source tools and services from the community and Unidata. The short course will be held the afternoon of Sunday, 10 January 2016, preceding the 96th AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The short course will provide information on the current mandates, present a researcher-focused approach to data management, and introduce freely available services and tools that can be combined to manage and share research data. The course is intended for practicing researchers who are interested in both meeting the current requirements and implementing “best practice” data management processes in their research effort. The course builds on and extends information available in Unidata's Data Management Resource Center.
The course is a half-day session consisting of explanation of current requirements and best practices followed by hands-on exercises introducing participants to available tools and services. Instructors for the course will be Jeff Weber and Josh Young, both from the Unidata Program Center at UCAR. You can look at the course agenda here.
Conference programs, registration, hotel, and general information for the Annual Meeting are available at the meeting website. To register for the short course from the meeting site, select Short Course Registration, and look for AMS Short Course on the Data Management Resource Center. You'll have to log in to register for the course, so have your AMS login information handy. Registration fees are discounted by $40 until 1 December 2015.