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USGS Data Management Website


The USGS Data Management Web Site provides non-prescriptive data management guidance, best practices, tools, and resources in one convenient location. It’s intended to complement and support the Survey Manual handbook by providing guidance on how Survey Manual policies can be implemented. It offers a place to share and learn about USGS best practices in data management. The web site allows you to: Create a data management plan Develop data standards, data formats, and data templates Create compliant and robust metadata records Assign Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to datasets for citation and better tracking Preserve and archive digital data and physical samples Publish and share data to promote discoverability, access, and re-use [...]


Principal Investigator :
Heather S Henkel, Vivian B Hutchison
Cooperator/Partner :
Michelle Y Chang, Lisa Zolly, Rebecca Uribe, Trent Faust


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