The SCAR Antarctic biodiversity portal and the SCAR Standing Committee of Antarctic Data Managers (SCADM) and expert group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (EG-ABI) are excited to present a series of online webinars designed to help you to better integrate your biological field work and research cycle. These webinars will take place 3-6 November, from 09:00-10:30 UTC. Each webinar takes the form of a 45-60 min online session about a data management topic followed by 30 min Q&A session. You can register for free at https://forms.gle/XusnaENMAUmMmovHA. For more information please visit https://www.biodiversity.aq/how-to/webinar-series-biodiversity-data-field-research/.

Why should you join? The sessions are designed to train scientists on how to structure and manage their biological data more effectively and conform internationally used biodiversity data standard formats, saving precious time in preparing data for analysis or online archiving. Each webinar session will cover best practices and practical tips that will be able to implement in your work. While the focus is on biodiversity data, other data types commonly found in ecology, such as environmental measurements or climatic data will also be addressed.

  • 3 November 2020: S1 Before you go into the field: preparing how to collect data.
  • 4 November 2020: S2 Using a template to structure data: practical tips and tricks.
  • 5 November 2020: S3 How to Quality Control your data.
  • 6 November 2020: S4 Collecting public data: where and how to get open data.

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