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Community for Data Integration (CDI)

The Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a dynamic community of practice working together to advance scientific data and information management and integration capabilities in the USGS. This is a publicly available web space managed by community members, and much of the content found throughout this site provides exposure to current thinking of the community. It is provided into the public space to encourage participation and collaboration with the many groups and individuals who are working on similar issues but does not represent official policy of the USGS or the U.S. Government in general.

Membership in CDI is open to anyone interested in participating or contributing to the community. Members receive notifications about upcoming CDI meetings as well as other information about the community. If you would like to become a member, please email


CDI Monthly Meetings (2nd Wednesdays at 11:00 am ET)

The CDI Monthly Meetings bring together the community to encourage discussion through presentations from USGS programs and science centers as well as outside organizations to share application development and new technologies, discuss data initiatives, and address data and metadata management challenges.

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Voting is open for the FY17 CDI Statements of Interest
  • CDI Members will be able to vote on Statements of Interest from Oct 19 - Nov 9. To become a member of CDI, email
FY17 CDI Workshop, May 16-19th in Denver, CO
2016 CDI Virtual Trainings
CDI Idea Lab
  • Contribute your suggestions for CDI events and activities, or vote on other ideas.
CDI Community Forum
  • The forum is active - view and comment on CDI messages. Past messages are archived here.
CDI Blog
  • The CDI blog is back. Learn what's happening in all corners of CDI.

About the CDI

For questions, information, or help please contact

CDI Annual Request for Proposals (RFP)

The CDI has provided funding support for many products and activities. Through the annual CDI proposal process, funds have been awarded for projects focusing on data integration for interdisciplinary research, innovative data management, and potentially cutting edge technology. Typically the Annual CDI RFP submission and review process starts in early September and lasts through the end of March.

CDI Annual Workshops

The CDI has sponsored annual workshops/webinar series to encourage the exchange of ideas, sharing of activities, presentations of current projects, and networking among members. 








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