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DataONE Users Group Meeting

Sunday July 15th and Monday July 16th 2012
The Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI

DUG 2012 Final Agenda

Welcome to the registration page for the DataONE Users Group (DUG) 2012 Meeting.

Meeting Overview

The purpose of the meeting is twofold. First, to bring together DataONE stakeholders in order to provide updates on DataONE achievements, products and services. Second, to allow opportunity for the DUG to represent the needs and interests of the community and to provide guidance that facilitates DataONE in achieving its vision and mission.

The DUG is a two day meeting held July 15th and 16th. On Sunday, July 15, we will be focusing on the achievements of DataONE leading up to, and following, public release. The DUG will also hold its annual business meeting. Sunday is open to DUG members only and you can become a DUG member during the meeting registration process.

Activities on Monday, July 16, will focus on ‘Environmental Data Management – the DataONE Way’ and will profile elements of the Data Lifecycle and how DataONE tools and services meet the needs of the community.

Draft Agenda

Sunday July 15th: DUG Members Only (Non-members become members during registration)
Session 1

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Introduction to Usability testing
  • Overview of DataONE progress

Session 2: Breakouts

  • Breakout 1: Member Nodes: Node operations, implementation of new nodes, how to become a node.
  • Breakout 2: Outreach: Resources offered and future resources / training opportunities.

Session 3: Breakouts

  • Breakout 3: Investigator Toolkit (ITK): Tools offered, use and operations of tools, prioritization of new tools.
  • Breakout 4: Review of DataONE business plan and services

Session 4: Report Back from Breakouts
Session 5: DUG Business Meeting

Monday July 16th
Session 1: Overview of DataONE
Session 2: The Data Life Cycle the DataONE Way

  • DMPTool

Data Collection, Assurance and Description

  • DCXL and other ITK offerings

Data Archiving and Preservation

  • DataONE Infrastructure; Coordinating Nodes (CN), Member Nodes (MN) and dialogue among MNs and Users

Data Discovery

  • ITK offerings

Data Integration and Analysis

  • The DataONE Scientific Exploration Visualization and Analysis (EVA) Working Group model

Education and Outreach

  • Strategies for engaging the community

Session 3: Wrap up discussion / Q&A opportunity

Registration and logistics

Meeting days will run from approximately 0730 – 1800 with catered breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks provided. There is no fee for the meeting.

The location of the meeting is The Pyle Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. DataONE has secured a favorable rate at The Best Western InnTowner Hotel (address below) and we recommend attendees book early. When you contact the hotel, please mention ‘Earth SYS’ to get the group rate. The group rate is $89/night and the cut off date is June 22nd 2012. If staying for the ESIP meeting (see below) the $89 rate will still be valid and so you do not need to change hotels. A shuttle is available from the hotel to/from the airport and to/from the Pyle Center. Please enquire with the hotel. Please note, DataONE will not be covering the cost of accommodations. If you are making a reservation before the cut-off date and there are no rooms available, please contact DataONE for alternate hotel options.

Recommended Hotel:
Best Western Plus InnTowner Hotel
2424 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
(608) 233-8778

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To register for the DUG Meeting, please complete this form.

The DUG meeting is being collocated with the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Meeting, held July 17th – 20th. To register for the ESIP meeting please go to their web registration page here.