Dates: February 2013
Location: icipe – Duduville Campus, Nairobi, Kenya
Biodiversity information initiatives are making large quantities of data readily available to the scientific community. These data open exciting opportunities for exploring, documenting, and understanding biodiversity worldwide. Data come from diverse sources and are heterogeneous in content, quality, and format. As a result, careful data preparation and quality control is an important step prior to any analysis. This two-part course covers two critical steps in the process: how to prepare a biodiversity data set for analysis and open sharing, and how to ‘publish’ data for global open access.
DCDP Course Leaders:
- Dr. A. Townsend Peterson:: KU Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas
- John Wieczorek: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California – Berkeley
- Laura Russell: Representing VertNet
- Dr. Javier Otegui Tellechea: University of Colorado – Boulder
- Kyle Braak: Representing GBIF
Participants in Attendance: 34 Total, 14 from outside of Nairobi and 20 from the greater Nairobi area.