June 2019

SESAR will co-host a workshop “Vive les Samples! Geosample data management and visualization for the discerning geochemist!” at the Goldschmidt Conference in Barcelona on August 18th from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Please register here.

This workshop will be of interest to all geochemists who collect samples and have an interest in extending the impact of their samples. Presentations and discussion will focus on:

  • learning how to register samples with a unique and persistent identifier and connecting them to data publications and datasets;
  • best practices for keeping samples safe and accessible for the long term;
  • easy-to-implement techniques to effectively communicate through visualization the rich information resource your samples represent;
  • identifying relevant institutional repositories for your sample data;
  • how professional organizations and publishers are facilitating information connectivity and responsible sample management;
  • demonstrating how sample management can serve as a basis for a great Data Management Plan;