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Thursday, July 21 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Cite your samples! Drafting guidelines for sample and specimen citation in the earth sciences

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The Physical Samples Curation Cluster is a forum for the community supporting physical samples in the Earth, space, and environmental sciences, which includes but is not limited to geological and biological samples. The cluster’s goal is to enhance discoverability, access, and use of sample collections.
In this session we will provide space for lightning presentations on topics related to physical samples and continue work on existing cluster activities. If you are interested in speaking during this session, please reach out to the session chairs.

The Physical Samples Curation Cluster is currently working to develop author guidelines and recommendations for physical samples (including natural history specimens). These guidelines are intended to help journals and publishers communicate expectations for authors. Our aim is to improve the discoverability of specimens/samples in the future such that they can be used by all researchers, from sample generation to sample use and understanding.

In this session, we will share our progress to date and solicit feedback on our guidelines. We are working with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as the first adopter and model for these guidelines, but hope they will be of use to other communities.

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Session Agenda
  • News and updates (5 minutes)
  • Community reports/Guest speakers (25 minutes - 5 mins each)
  • -----The Downunder ARDC Physical Samples Community of Practice
  • -----Update from SPNHC
  • -----RDA Physical Samples IG
  • -----Local guest (TBA)
  • -----Related ESIP Clusters (TBA)
  • Sample Sharing Guidelines (50 minutes)
  • -----Current status and overview (10 minutes)
  • ----------Review of the different parts of the guidelines
  • -----Break out activity (30 minutes)
  • ----------Divide into groups, each group focused on a different part of the guidelines
  • -----Next steps (10 minutes)
  • Closing/Wrap Up (10 minutes)

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Sarah Ramdeen

Data Curator, Columbia University
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Val Stanley

Antarctic Core Curator, Oregon State University
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Andrea Thomer

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information
I'm an information scientist interested in biodiversity and earth science informatics, natural history museum data, data curation, information organization, and computer-supported cooperative work! 

Thursday July 21, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Ballroom 3 600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222