Information Management and Data Science at the Jornada

Resources for researchers and data managers at the Jornada Basin LTER and USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range. Contact:

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Jornada data managers, including the IM team, should follow LTER and Jornada standards and best practices when creating metadata files and publishing research data packages.

Dataset tracking

We use Trello for this. For LTER datasets there are three Trello boards that represent how Jornada datasets are split into three categories:

  1. Core - ongoing, high priority datasets that are updated regularly (once per year we hope). Many of these are collected by the JRN field crew.
  2. Non-core - lower-priority and completed datasets.
  3. Works in progress (‘WIP’) - datasets that are brand new or as-yet unpublished. Many are in the development/review phase, or are awaiting publication of results associated with the data.

Contact someone on the IM team to get added to these boards.

Data management resources

If you are wondering whether the content or format of a metadata file (EML) is correct and complete, see our metadata standards documents. They are specific to Jornada Basin LTER data packages. THESE ARE DRAFTS and subject to change!