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LTER Strategic and Implementation Plan

The Strategic and Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER): Research and Education 2011. This document summarizes and then details strategies for building on past success to realize the vision of the LTER. Activities are prioritized in five key areas: Research, Education, Communication, Information Management, and Coordination with other Networks. The time frame for this plan is five years, to be updated annually.

NSF Scientific Software Innovation Institutes to support environmental observatories

As we struggle with how to manage and curate increasing quantities of data, the NSF struggles with how to fund software development to support managing and curating increasing quantities of data. There are clearly not enough funds for each large research project to develop its own software system to support the complete data life-cycle. As part of its Cyberinfrastructure for the 21st Century Science and Engineering (CF21) vision, the National Science Foundation is exploring the creation of three to six Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2).

Submission Procedures for IM support

Here are the Submission Procedures for Requesting Support of Product-oriented Working Groups, Training Workshops, IM Travel, and IM Buy-out as of October 6, 2010.  These have been distilled from the LNO operational plan and proposals.  In some cases the operational steps have been simplified t

Protecting Your Digital Research Data and Documents

One of the most frequent questions I am asked by student and veteran researchers alike is “How do I protect my digital data and documents?”  When I dig a little I find that most people are doing some kind of irregular backup of their computer files to flash memory drives or USB hard drives.  They have an intuitive sense about the value of making backup copies.  What they are looking for from me is the assurance that they are doing an adequate job of protecting their valuable research products.

LTER Awarded 2010 AIBS Distinguished Scientist Award

Philip Robertson accepted the 2010 AIBS Distinguished Scientist Award on behalf of the LTER Network. Photo by Julie Palakovich Carr, AIBSThe Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) for significant scientific contributions to the biological sciences.