Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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.

Date: 3 - 6 November 2020
Time: 09:00 UTC - 10:30 UTC


This workshop aims 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. The workshop is organized in a number of short webinars that follow a typical research cycle. Each session will cover best practices and practical tips that the trainees can directly implement in their work. We will focus on biodiversity data, but will also cover other data types commonly found in ecology, such as environmental measurements or climatic data


A daily 45-60min online webinar about a data management topic followed by 30min Q&A session. The Webinars will run 09:00 UTC - 10:30 UTC, if sufficient requests we will add a second time slot.


In order to receive the link to the webinars you will have to register. Registration is free of charge.

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The following sessions are planned:

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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