The Information Managers Committee is a network-wide standing committee, and so includes representation from each site. The committee meets annually to plan and coordinate Network data management activities, and a steering committee (IMExec) meets monthly. Every third year, the IMC co-hosts the larger Environmental Information Management Conference. Activity areas that have broadreaching impact include:

  • Metadata standards for ecology
  • Published guidelines for managing research data
  • Development of Network Information System modules
  • National and international training in information management
  • Sponsoring and participating in symposia and other outreach

Active Subcommittees (2016-2017):

  • IM Exec
  • Information Management guidelines
  • Website guidelines
  • Training
  • The NISAC committee (combining IM and science) is relatively inactive at present.

Activities over past 2 years:
Annual in-person meetings, monthly online meetings, a mail list, working groups, primarily working online. In 2015-2016 the IMC contributed significantly to the envisioning and proposal for what became the Environmental Data Initiative.