The 22 participants in the Summer Institute program, which ran from June 19 through July 10, 2013 at NCEAS, were selected out of nearly 400 applicants. The training institute emphasized the integration of statistical analysis into well-documented scientific workflows through the use of open-source, community-supported programming languages that are well suited for the rapid and robust implementation of scientific data analyses.
The NCEAS 2013 Summer Institute participants self-selected into five research groups. Through the group projects, participants received hands-on guided experience using best practices in the technical aspects that underlie successful synthesis – from data discovery and integration to analysis and visualization, and special techniques for collaborative scientific research.
Summer Institute Group Projects Teams Collaborating the week of December 16:
Sharon Baruch-Mordo, The Nature Conservancy
Jill R. Bourque, U.S. Geological Survey
Alison Haupt, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Sigrid Smith, University of Michigan
Jennifer Costanza, North Carolina State University
Kristen Dybala, University of California, Davis
David J. Harris, University of California, Davis
Shalene Jha, University of Texas, Austin
Holly Jones, Northern Illinois University
Erika Mudrak, Iowa State University
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation generously funded the Summer Institute and this week’s follow-up face-to-face collaboration opportunities.