Data Management for LTER Ecologists Shortcourse

The course will cover aspects of the entire data life cycle. Best practices will be introduced including metadata content, data cleaning, database design, management of large data volumes and quality control. Best choices of technologies for various tasks will be discussed and supplemented with hands on exercises in using workflow engines, spreadsheets vs. databases, and… Read more »

LTER Information Management Committee (IMC) Bylaws, v4

LTER Information Management Committee Bylaws Version 4. Revision approved  by a 23 of 27 vote of the IMC July 27, 2021. Previous version (v3) of the IMC Bylaws. Changes include: IMExec elects their own chair(s) National Communications Office (NCO) changed to LTER Network Office (LNO) throughout the document. Reference to specific sections of the LTER… Read more »

2019 Summer LTER DataBits

A full slate for the Summer 2019 Databits! Site Bytes makes a triumphant return after a long absence. There is also plenty of information on new initiatives, including upgrades to PASTA, Best Practices for using Zotero to manage bibliographic data, development of a core metabase for metadata management, a chance to catch up on a… Read more »

2018 Spring LTER Databits

The spring issue of the newly-revived DataBits is out, thanks to a reinvigorated editorial team. The full issue is available as a pdf and individual stories will also make their way onto the Network website over the next few weeks. Table of Contents Spring 2018 DataBits Featured Articles The International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER) Global… Read more »

Information Management System Guidelines 2018 revision

The attached LTER information management system guidelines were updated in the fall of 2017 and approved at the December 2017 Executive Board Meeting. They reflect the current state of LTER information management and the establishment of the Environmental Data Initiative.