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Presentation for Ecological Society of America 2013 Meeting in Minneapolis, MN on 6 August 2013. Results published in Ecosphere doi: 10.1890/ES12-00139.1

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"Undergrad ecologists aren't learning data management" - ESA 2013

  1. 1. The  Fractured  Lab  Notebook     Undergraduates  are     not  learning  ecological  data  management     at  top  US  institutions     Carly  Strasser  |  @carlystrasser   California  Digital  Library   &   Stephanie  Hampton   National  Center  for  Ecological  Analysis  &  Synthesis   ESA  2013  
  2. 2. Why  don’t  people   share  data?   Is  data  management   being  taught?   Do  attitudes  about   sharing  differ   among  disciplines?   What  role  can   libraries  play  in   data  education?   How  can  we  promote  storing   data  in  repositories?   What  barriers  to  sharing   can  we  eliminate?   NSF  funded  DataNet  Project   Office  of  Cyberinfrastructure  
  3. 3. Back in the day… Da  Vinci   Curie   Newton   classicalschool.blogspot.com   Darwin  
  4. 4. Digital  data   From  Flickr  by  Flickmor   From  Flickr  by  US  Army  Environmental  Command   From  Flickr  by    DW0825   C.  Strasser   Courtesey  of  WHOI   From  Flickr  by    deltaMike  
  5. 5. Digital  data   +     Complex   workflows  
  6. 6. From  Flickr  by  ~Minnea~   Data  management   Documentation   Reproducibility  
  7. 7. THE TRUTH Data  management   Metadata   Data  repositories   Sharing  data  publicly   From  sandierpastures.com   YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
  8. 8. From  Flickr  by  hyperion327   From  Flickr  by  Redden-­‐McAllister  
  9. 9. From  Flickr  by  iowa_spirit_walker   •  Cost   •  Confusion  about   standards   •  Lack  of  training   •  Fear  of  lost  rights  or   benefits   •  No  incentives  
  10. 10. Are     ecologists     Are     ecology  grad  students   Are  soon-­‐to-­‐be     ecology  grad  students     learning  about  data   management?  
  11. 11. From  Flickr  by  hyperion327   ~5,000  
  12. 12. Research   Universities   Graduate   Research   Fellowships       2006-­‐2010   recipients  for   life  sciences     Baccalaureate/ Arts  &  Sciences     Institutions  
  13. 13. Amherst  College     Bowdoin  College     Brown  University     Carleton  College     Colorado  College     Colorado  State  University     Columbia  University     Cornell  University     Dartmouth  College     Duke  University     Emory  University     Evergreen  State  College     Grinnell  College     Harvard  University     Indiana  University      (Bloomington)     Lewis  and  Clark  College     Michigan  State  University     Middlebury  College     Oberlin  College     Oregon  State  University     Princeton  University     Purdue  University     Rice  University     San  Diego  State  University     Stanford  University     Swarthmore  College     University  of  Arizona     UC  Berkeley     UC  Davis   UC  Irvine     UC  Riverside     UC  Santa  Barbara     UC  Santa  Cruz     University  of  Chicago     University  of  Colorado   University  of  Florida     University  of  Georgia   University  of  Idaho     University  of  Illinois    Urbana-­‐Champaign     University  of  Kansas    University  of  Maryland     University  of  Michigan     University  of  Minnesota     University  of  Montana     University  of  New  Mexico     University  of  Southern   California     University  of  Texas  Austin     Utah  State  University     Washington  University        in  St.  Louis     Williams  College     Yale  University     Research   University     BAS  Institution  
  14. 14. Asked   ecology   instructors:   Institution?   Program?   Course?   Lab?   Students?   You?  
  15. 15. 0%   20%   40%   60%   80%   100%   BAS   RU   Not   science   1-­‐2  yr   science   3-­‐4  yr   science   grad   Student  Makeup  
  16. 16. 0   20   40   60   80   100   120   Notebook   required   NB  assessed   for  DM   Data  Used   Workflow   assessed   BAS   RU   Course  Characteristics  
  17. 17. Quality  control  and  quality  assurance   The  proper  way  to  name  computer  files   Types  of  files  and  software  to  use   Metadata  generation     Protecting  data   Databases  and  data  archiving   Data  re-­‐use   Meta-­‐analysis   Data  sharing   Reproducibility   Notebook  protocols  (lab  or  field)   Workflows    
  18. 18. 0   10   20   30   40   50   60   70   BAS   RU   In  Curriculum/Assessed?  
  19. 19. 0%   20%   40%   60%   80%   100%   How  Important  Is  It?   Not  at  all   Extremely  
  20. 20. 0   10   20   30   40   50   2.0   2.5   3.0   3.5   4.0   %  Courses   that  cover   topic   Average  importance  
  21. 21. Why  Not?   %  with  response   0   10   20   30   40   50   60   70   Time   Not  appropriate   Covered  in  lab   Students  not  prepared   Funding   Class  too  big   Instructor  not  prepared   Covered  elsewhere  
  22. 22. Solutions?   Make  time   Teach  thyself   Use  tools  
  23. 23. From  Flickr  by  Joe  Crimmings  Photography   1.  Maximize  free  public  access   2.  Ensure  researchers  create  data   management  plans   3.  Allow  costs  for  data  preservation  and   access  in  proposal  budgets   4.  Ensure  evaluation  of  data  management   plan  merits   5.  Ensure  researchers  comply  with  their  data   management  plans   6.  Promote  data  deposition  into  public   repositories   7.  Develop  approaches  for  identification  and   attribution  of  datasets   8.  Educate  folks  about  data  stewardship  
  24. 24. datapub.cdlib.org  Teach  Thyself  
  25. 25. DCXL  blog:  dcxl.cdlib.org   carlystrasser.net   dataone.org   Teach  Thyself  
  26. 26. Step-­‐by-­‐step  wizard  for  generating  DMP   Create  |  edit  |  re-­‐use  |  share  |  save  |  generate     Open  to  community     dmptool.org                   Use  Tools  
  27. 27. •  Data  Education  Tutorials   •  Database  of  best  practices    &   software  tools   •  Primer  on  data  management   •  Investigator  Toolkit   www.dataone.org  Use  Tools  
  28. 28. •  Best  practices  check   •  Create  metadata   •  Get  identifier   •  Post  to  repository   dataup.cdlib.org  Use  Tools  
  29. 29. carlystrasser.net  
  30. 30. My  website   Email  me   Tweet  me   My  slides   carlystrasser.net   carlystrasser@gmail.com   @carlystrasser     slideshare.net/carlystrasser  
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