The Data You Document are the Data We Love

Our research data are critical to our work. We don’t always document them as well as we should. If we restructure our thinking that our research data are just as important a contribution to the scientific record as our peer-reviewed papers, then what would “well-documented” data look like? Our speakers Joy Davidson and Eva Méndez will share current work on helping researchers improve their data documentation (i.e., metadata) and give us reasonable steps as societies to help encourage our researchers with their own documentation practices.


  • Joy Davidson, Coordinator, Digital Curation Centre (DCC) (bio)
  • Eva Méndez, Associate Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (bio)

This series is supported and guided by these collaborating societies and federations:

  • AAAS/Science
  • American Astronomical Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Geophysical Union 
  • American Meteorological Society, Board on Data Stewardship
  • British Ecological Society
  • Council of Scientific Society Presidents
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Federation of American Societies For Experimental Biology
  • Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

From Friday, 05 November 2021 10:00 AM ET

To Friday, 05 November 2021 11:00 AM ET

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5 November 2021, 10am ET (1400 UTC)

If you have previously registered for the series, you will receive an email that includes an outlook invite with the zoom link prior to the event.  A reminder will be sent out on the morning of 5 November as well. 

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