Helping Users Manage Data

May 17 - 18, 2018 Madison, WI

Meeting Goal

Data management is a complex task. Many geoscientists have a strong grasp of the data standards, meanings and issues with data within their own disciplines, however interdisciplinary research increasingly puts pressure on individuals to connect data resources across disciplinary fields in new ways to answer persistent and challenging problems.

While brokering and data standardization focuses on the managers of data facilities, end users are the ones who are most affected. Learning how to connect data resources then becomes a critical barrier in reducing “time to science”.

This meeting brings together researchers from multiple disciplines within the paleogeosciences in an effort to provide a roadmap to connect data resources through reusable workflows and to build working relationships among data managers and users.

Meeting Agenda

The meeting agenda is flexible, but intended to highlight both the diversity of available data resources, and to provide significant opportunity for participants to engage and discuss.



Participants will be staying at the Graduate Madison (601 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53703, USA). The hotel is 17 minutes from the Madison International Airport and is close to State Street, which has a number of food options.

Meeting Location

The meeting will be held at the University of Wisconsin's Memorial Union. The meeting space is a 5 minute walk down Langdon St from the Hotel. The Union includes multiple food and beverage options.