Community Conversations

Through this series, the NMDC team invites the broader research community to join us to learn about the breadth of NMDC program activities and partnerships, engage in lively conversations with the NMDC team, and contribute feedback and ideas to inform the future directions of the NMDC.

7. How High are Your Standards? The Importance of Metadata Standards for FAIR Data

In this Community Conversation you will learn what it looks like to contribute to community standards and the import of using these standards in your own work. (Apr. 6, 2022)

6. The True Potential of Citing Data

This Community Conversation will help our community understand the data citation landscape and increase awareness of best practices for getting and giving credit to data. (Mar. 9, 2022)

5. Enabling Shared Ownership of Science Gateways with User-Centered Design

This Community Conversation will focus on how a user centered design approach enables successful development of science gateways. (Feb. 2, 2022)

4. Flowing into Shared Data: Advantages and Disadvantages of Easily Distributable Containerized Open Source Bioinformatics Workflows

A panelist of experts will discuss the advantages of containerization and open source tools for computing. (Jan. 12, 2022)

3. Developing Data Science resources in Partnership with Scientific Communities

In this webinar, the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement illustrates the importance of supporting multiple modes of community engagement, and highlights the role of the most involved community members, in maintaining, growing, and evolving scientific communities and their core activities. (Dec. 1, 2021)

2. Making Ontologies Work for Microbiome Research

A panel of experts will discuss the power of ontologies and how to build quality bidirectional relationships between biologists and ontologists to maximize the usability of ontologies. (Nov. 3, 2021)

1. Setting Up for Success: The Importance of a Data Management Plan

Jointly sponsored by California Digital Library’s DMPTool, this conversation will showcase how creating robust data management plans is a vital first step in developing FAIR data. (Oct. 6, 2021)