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General Information for Powell Center Writing Team

During the August 2010 Face2Face meeting of the Council for Data Integration (CDI), the benefit and desire for a USGS-wide Data Management Plan rose to the forefront.  Discussion ensued after the meeting and led to the formation of a small group to write a Powell Center proposal to bring a team together to develop the USGS Data Management Plan.  This wiki page is a working page for the small group, dubbed the "Powell Center Writing Team."

The goal of the Team is to submit said proposal by the 2011 Powell Center deadline of January 30, 2011.  During January, 2011, the Team will finish the proposal (started at their meeting in Denver, December 14-15, 2010) and vet it with the parent "Best Practices for Data Integration Team," the Community for Data Integration, and others.

The gist of the desired USGS Data Management Plan is to compile common elements (a set of agreed-upon standards, if you will) of a USGS data management plan into a document that can be used by all the Science Strategy Planning Teams (SSPT).  A second section of the USGS DM Plan is envisioned to be a template for SSPT-specific elements.  Such a Plan will provide a consistent approach for defining and documenting the data management/integration needs of each mission area in the USGS.

Status and References

The draft proposal is forthcoming.  Meanwhile, the Team continues to write and prepare it for vetting, followed by submission to the Powell Center.

  • Dec 14-15, 2010 - Team met to write first draft of Powell Center proposal
  • Jan 10, 2011 - Status to Data Mgmt Work Group
  • Jan 12, 2011 - Status to CDI, Jan 12
  • Jan 30, 2011 - Deadline for submission, as per the Powell Center Proposal Process

Meeting Information for December 14-15, 2010

We will be meeting at 9am on Wednesday the USGS Federal Center, USGS Building 810, Center for Biological Informatics (CBI) Conference Room (Map of Denver Federal Center)

Contact and Travel Information

Heather Henkel
Cell: 727-412-4180
Work: 727-803-8747 3028
Hotel: Homewood Suites Denver West Lakewood (12/14-12/16)
Air: Arriving Weds. evening, departing Thursday evening (leaving meeting slightly early)
Rental Car: Yes

Jessica Thompson
Cell: 608-213-3852
Work: 608-821-3886
Hotel: Hampton Inn Denver Federal Center (12/14-12/17)
Air: Arriving Tues evening, departing Friday morning
Rental car: no

*Steve Tessler
*Work Cell: 609-203-9358
Hotel: Homewood Suites Denver West Lakewood (12/14-12/17)
Air: Arriving Tuesday 3:50pm Southwest 368
      Departing Friday 10:25am Southwest 616
Rental Car: no - will take SuperShuttle unless timing lets me ride with someone
Would like to ride to the meeting with someone who has a car!

Viv Hutchison

Work cell: 571.481.7799 
Work: 303.202.4227
Hotel: none
Air: none
Rental Car: Can give rides - just let me know. 

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