The Ag Data Commons has developed one more way to aid users in understanding and completing the process for submitting a dataset: the Ag Data Commons User Instruction video series. This playlist on the National Agricultural Library's YouTube channel covers the step by step process for using and submitting data in easy to follow chapters that let you choose the specific area you would like more information. Visit the playlist to watch the videos, and let us know if there are any topics you would like to see covered in future instruction videos!
Join us for a Q&A session about the Ag Data Commons on Wednesday, August 30 from 1-2PM EST. If you are a prospective user looking for a place to house your data, or a registered user with questions about the interface or process, this is your chance to ask our curators questions in real time! To RSVP, email us at NAL-ADC-Curator@ars.usda.gov and we will send you details with instructions on how to join the webinar.
The 2017 Midwest Big Data Summer School for Early Career Researchers will be held from July 10-14, 2017 in Ames, Iowa. This summer school is designed as a one week, intensive curriculum aimed at early career researchers to get them started in data-driven research. The school will include full day lectures on topics ranging from: data acquisition, data preprocessing, exploratory data analysis, descriptive data analysis, data analysis tools and techniques, visualization and communication, ethical issues in data science, reproducibility and repeatability, and understanding of domain/context.
PubAg - NAL's exciting new search and discovery system for agricultural publications - includes links to supporting datasets, including those cataloged in Ag Data Commons.
The Farm 2 Fly Program, with their Feedstock Readiness Level Evaluations, is the newest program to join the Ag Data Commons. Read more about the program!