At the launch meeting I presented these slides, Anne's BESSIG Launch slides, and proposed these questions:
What should this group be? What should this group do? What goals should we pursue? What are the next steps? Who is willing to organize a "project"?
Here are notes from that discussion.
What should this group be?
A resource for the next generation of data users, students in using and especially creating data
A resource for people who want help managing their data
How do we trust the data? How do we preserve the value of the data? Can we identify standards for trustworthy datasets? What about peer review of data? Can we describe best practices for evaluation of datasets?
What should this group do?
Work with students
Identify what brings us together, group goals, common challenges that are hard to tackle alone
Provide feedback to questions
Provide technical seminars
Aid and support tool sharing, reuse, help
Meet people with similar interests
Share problems, failures, technical ideas
Have a presence with CU
Create a network diagram of datasets used, identify "foundational" dataets, i.e., those with high connectivity and which are highly influential
Create similar network diagrams for access tools, methods
Student poster session where students present how they are using NetCDF for purpose of feedback
What goals should we pursue?
Bring in guest speakers, especially scientists and data users
Provide relevant projects for students
Identify principles, best practices of computation data management, which could possibly be course material
Create a cookbook: BESSIE's How to Cook with Data
What are the next steps?
Solicit ideas for next and future meetings
Who is willing to organize a "project"?
Russ (according to Don)