Invitation to workshop – Managing and publishing data using LivingNorwayR

Living Norway Ecological Data Network will host a workshop December 7th – 8th, focusing on data management and data publishing of ecological data using program R combined with other tools.

We hereby invite you to participate in our workshop about data management and data publishing using R and other tools. In the workshop, we will present how you can use our newly developed package LivingNorwayR (for statistical software R) to manage ecological data, map data into the Darwin Core standard, document your data with rich metadata, and zip it all together to a Darwin Core Archive that can be archived or published with e.g. Living Norway and GBIF.

During the workshop, we will first present a general introduction to data management, data standardisation, data documentation, data archiving and data publishing. Then we will present the main functionality of the LivingNorwayR package. It will be possible to follow these lectures online. Then we will have a hands-on workshop session, where workshop participants will work on a set of pre-defined exercises. Finally, workshop participants are invited to bring their own data sets that they can work on, with a goal of producing a complete Darwin Core Archive data archive. The workshop organisers will be available and provide supervision during this session. This data package can then be stored locally on your computer, or it can be published and registered with Living Norway and GBIF using a specific tool provided by GBIF. The exercises will be made available to all participants, but we will only be able to provide practical help to in-house participants.

You do not need to be an expert in data standardisation or data management to participate in the workshop, but familiarity with program R is preferable if you want to take part in the practical exercises.

Tentative program:

December 7th 
10:30 – 12:00Introductory lectures (available for online participants)
12:00 – 12:45Lunch
12:45 – 13:15Introduction to exercises (available for online participants)
13:15 – 14:00Exercises
14:00 – 15:00Start to work on participants data
December 8th 
9:00 – 11:00Work on participants data
11:00 – 11:30Short recap
11:30 –Lunch

To register for the workshop, follow this link. Deadline for registration is December 1st.

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