ESS-DIVE holds monthly webinars on a variety of topics related to data management, preservation, and standardization.
August 31st, 2021
How to create your datasets and format data files for publication
What data should you include when publishing one or more datasets? Our August webinar will help answer this question with tips on how to create your datasets and format your data files.
11am-12pm PT/ 2pm-3pm ET
Portals discovery and tutorial
ESS-DIVE Sample Identifiers and Metadata Reporting Format Tutorial
July 12th, 2021
Joan Damerow, LBNL
Our July community webinar is lead by Joan Damerow, ESS-DIVE Community Engagement Lead Scientist. She presents a tutorial on how to use ESS-DIVE’s reporting format for sample identifiers and metadata—designed to make sample data more discoverable and usable.
This tutorial will help you more efficiently track samples that are sent to different collaborators, labs, or published in multiple datasets and papers. You can expect to learn:
- About sample identifiers and metadata (overview)
- How to use ESS-DIVE’s sample ID and metadata instructions guide and template
- Sample planning and publication workflows to help improve sample tracking
- How and why to use International Geo/General Sample Numbers (IGSN)
16S Amplicon Data Reporting Format and KBase Integration
April 29, 2021
ESS-DIVE’s April webinar features a discussion on a new ESS community reporting format for 16S Amplicon data products, which is currently in development. Pamela Weisenhorn from Argonne National Lab presents community progress on the reporting format related to microbiome data, and demonstrates use-cases for how standardized formats can help link data across ESS-DIVE and the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase). We cover the following topics:
- Required and suggested metadata related to 16S amplicon tables
- Format for data and metadata (and opportunities for providing feedback)
- Current state of data integration across platforms
- Work in progress for seamless data transfer of amplicon data from ESS-DIVE to KBase
Data Package Quality Review
March 30, 2021
Emily Robles & Rob Crystal-Ornelas, LBNL
Our March webinar provides on how to submit high-quality metadata to ESS-DIVE and streamline your review and publication process. We cover the following topics:
- Data preparation resources and considerations before you submit data
- Using ESS-DIVE’s Metadata Assessment Reports
- ESS-DIVE metadata quality review process and recommendations to make data discoverable and reusable
- Summary of ESS-DIVE’s community-developed reporting formats and how you can begin implementing them
ESS-DIVE Data Citation
February 18, 2021
Joan Damerow and Deb Agarwal, LBNL
Are you uncertain about when, where, or how to cite data in your publications? Have you experienced any challenges with citing data that you use in your research? ESS-DIVE’s Data Citation webinar is designed to help you as an author or a reviewer of a scientific paper make informed decisions about citing data. We cover the following topics:
- Dataset citation purpose and recommendations
- Examples of data citations
- Challenges and options for citing large numbers of datasets
- Discussion on community citation needs
ESS-DIVE Advanced User Bootcamp
November 29, 2020
Madison Burrus, Robert Crystal-Ornelas, and Fianna O’Brien, LBNL
Our November monthly webinar features an “ESS-DIVE Advanced Bootcamp.” This webinar targets experienced users who have uploaded data to ESS-DIVE before and want to learn more about data archiving tools. We cover the following topics:
- Programmatic submissions and updates to data packages on ESS-DIVE
- Customizable data portals to organize your data collections
- How to use the ESS-DIVE community github for reviewing and commenting on the ESS-DIVE proposed metadata/data reporting formats
ESS-DIVE New User Bootcamp
October 29, 2020
Fianna O’Brien and Madison Burrus, LBNL
Documenting Data Reporting Formats on GitHub
September 30, 2020
Joan Damerow and Rob Crystal-Ornelas, LBNL
Webinar Slides – GitHub Presentation
Webinar Slides – Sample ID/Metadata Reporting Presentation
Community Funds Project Highlight: Water Quality and Hydrological Monitoring Standards
August 20, 2020
Kristin Boye (SLAC) and Amy Goldman (PNNL)
Community Funds Project Highlight: Leaf Physiology and Soil Respiration Standards
July 28th, 2020
Ben Bond-Lamberty/Stephanie Pennington (PNNL), Kim Ely/Alistair Rogers (BNL)
Community Funds Project Highlight: File CSV Standards
June 30, 2020
Terri Velliquette and team, ORNL
April 28, 2020
Fianna O’Brien, LBNL
Model Data Archiving
March 15, 2020
Maegen Simmonds, LBNL
Our March webinar by Maegen Simmonds discusses ESS-DIVE’s efforts to research solutions for long-term preservation of model data (inputs/outputs/related software). Findings from the collection and analysis of community feedback are presented.
Portals Feature Presentation
February 27, 2020
Hesham Elbashandy, LBNL
For our February webinar, Hesham Elbashandy introduces and demonstrates the capabilities of the upcoming ESS-DIVE Portals feature. The steps to building a portal as well as aspects of the layout and design are discussed, along with the metrics that will be available to Portal creators.
Sample ID Metadata
January 30, 2020
Joan Damerow, LBNL
In this webinar, Joan Damerow presents on recent conclusions from ESS-DIVE’s sample ID pilot tests and information gathered from sample-related meetings. Joan leads the discussion on options to make the process of standardizing sample metadata and sample tracking more efficient, as well as related plans moving forward.
Model Data Archiving
November 22, 2019
Maegen Simmonds and Bill Riley, LBNL
This webinar features ESS-DIVE’s efforts to research solutions for long-term preservation and distribution of model data (inputs/outputs/related software), with input from the community.
Community Data Standards
October 29, 2019
Alison Boyer, ORNL (file-level metadata)
Amy Goldman/WHONDRS, PNNL (water quality sonde measurements)
Kristin Boye, SLAC (water/soil chemistry from sample analysis)
Kim Ely/Alistair Rogers, BNL (leaf physiology)
Ben Bond-Lamberty, PNNL (soil respiration)
This webinar features data/metadata standards being researched by our community funds partners. It includes presentations by the following groups about their early work on identifying standardized formats, vocabularies and metadata requirements for various ESS measurements.
ESS-DIVE Package Service API Tutorial
September 30, 2019
Fianna OBrien and Val Hendrix, LBNL
This tutorial features the ESS-DIVE data package service Application Programming Interface (API), which allows users to upload and edit data and metadata programmatically. The webinar covers the API features, as well as extensive documentation and tutorial examples. The API is designed to be easy to use, so as to facilitate scientists, postdocs/students and data managers to write scripts that upload data to ESS-DIVE.
ESS-DIVE Metadata Quality Checks
August 27, 2019
Joan Damerow, Emily Robles, Zarine Kakalia
This webinar features ESS-DIVE’s proposed quality checks for metadata that describe data packages (e.g. title, abstract, keywords). ESS-DIVE currently reviews the metadata for all data package submissions to ensure that published data meet basic expectations for discovery and use, with the vision of making data packages FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable).
Community Funds Projects
June 28, 2019
Deb Agarwal, LBNL
This webinar presents an update, as of June 2019, on the status of the community fund requests to ESS-DIVE. Groups who have expressed interest in community data standards also present brief descriptions of their proposed projects.
Sample Identifiers, Metadata, and Tracking
May 29, 2019
To fulfill the community’s need for a standardized method of sample ID and tracking, the ESS-DIVE team is working to pilot the use of persistent sample identifiers throughout its projects. In this webinar, Environmental Data Standards Postdoc Joan Damerow describes ESS-DIVE’s current research into existing standards for sample identifiers and metadata, and our summer pilot test with ESS projects that are collecting samples in the field.
Community Funds Input
April 22, 2019
March 25, 2019
February 26, 2019
This is a series of webinars to present the ESS-DIVE roadmap, and gather input on community priorities and needs to guide the allocation of ESS-DIVE community funds. The funds are used for supporting priority community data management activities related to ESS-DIVE.
December 20, 2018
These webinars introduce the new ESS-DIVE Package Service, which enables projects to programmatically store data packages with ESS-DIVE. This is an alternative to using the ESS-DIVE web portal for data uploads. For up to date information regarding this service, review our GitBooks Tutorial.