The January 10th application deadline for VertNet’s first Biodiversity Informatics Training Workshop is rapidly approaching. The workshop, hosted by the University of Colorado, Boulder, will feature five days during which participants will work closely with trainers to address compelling biodiversity research questions, focusing on the entire scope of a research project, from initial data acquisition to tools for data evaluation to analysis and finally, dissemination and outreach. The workshop will include large and small group exercises on a common curriculum as well as the opportunity for participants to discuss and explore individual research questions with trainers.
By the end of the week, participants should leave the workshop with:
an understanding of the work flows needed to acquire, analyze and report results generated from biodiversity resources found in data repositories such as VertNet.
a set of basic skills to use data repositories and informatics and analytic tools, and understand which tools are appropriate for tasks
knowledge of the abundant resources and additional training available to them.
You can learn more about the workshop and who should apply on VertNet.org.