Please save the date for our upcoming DataONE Users Group (DUG) meeting to be held July 17th-18th, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  As in previous years, we will be co-locating with the ESIP Summer Meeting. 

There is no cost to register.

Meeting Theme and Objectives
The 2016 meeting theme, “Expanding Data Networks,” will focus on the new challenges and efforts in making data accessible, discoverable, and deliverable while promoting open data policies, standards, and compliance with funders’ emerging data management requirements. A strong emphasis is on data synthesis and technological progress made in data network infrastructure.

In a departure from previous years, the scientific program of the 2016 meeting invites both talks and posters from the community on the following topics:

DataONE encourages DataONE Member Nodes, data scientists, researchers, scientists, students and others to submit abstracts for posters and talks.

Abstract Submission for Posters and Talks
Please submit an abstract (250 words maximum) and indicate whether you prefer to give a talk or present a poster to [log in to unmask]. Talks will be approximately 10-20 minutes in duration, to be confirmed with development of the agenda. The poster session will be held the evening of Sunday evening July 17th during the reception events.

Submissions will be reviewed by the DataONE Users Group Steering Committee. Accepted abstracts will be published on the DataONE website.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15, 2016
Author Notification: May 15, 2016

Preliminary meeting information for the DUG Annual Meeting can be found here:

Preliminary information for the ESIP Summer Meeting can be found here:

Best regards,
DUG Steering Committee
Felimon Gayanilo (co-chair)
Plato Smith (co-chair)
Steven Aulenbach, Amber Budden, Debora Drucker, Rebecca Koskela, Myrica McCune, Laura Moyers, Shannon Rauch, Robert J. Sandusky, Stephanie Simms, Heather Soyka

Robert J. Sandusky, Ph.D.
Associate University Librarian for Information Technology
Associate Professor and Associate Dean
UIC University Library

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