Environmental policy in collaboration with the University of FloridaEmerging Challenges in Tropical Science Program

ECTS Golden Data Fellowships (ECTS-GD)

  • Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach
  • Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach
  • Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach
  • Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach
  • Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach

Program details:

  • Supports the recovery of historical data collected at OTS stations.
  • Data must be unavailable to the scientific community.
  • Data can be in any format (even on field books).
  • Covers airfare and up to three weeks of research stations fees and time of an OTS Data Manager.
  • Number of fellowships limited to availability of OTS Data Manager.

Elegibility: senior scientists who own dark data (unpublished, unavailable) collected at one of the OTS research stations

The Fellowship will cover airfare, up to three weeks stay at an OTS research station, and the time of a data manager to assist the researcher with digitizing the data, building the metadata and posting it into the new OTS DataONE node.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time in the year. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Science Directors to discuss the data manager´s availability.

 

General Description and Scope

ECTS-GD fosters the recovery of historical data that is currently unavailable to promote new research. To this purpose, OTS will support senior scientists who own dark data (unpublished, unavailable) that was collected at one of the OTS research stations, to work with a data manager with the purpose of digitizing the data, building the metadata and posting it into the new OTS DataONE node.

Elegibility

OTS accepts applications from senior scientists who owns dark data (unpublished or otherwise unavailable ) that was collected in one or more OTS stations.

What the grant covers

The fellowship cover airfare, up to three weeks stay at an OTS research station, and the time of a data manager to assist the researcher with digitizing the data, building the metadata and posting it into the new OTS DataONE node.

Application Process

Applicants should complete the application cover sheet (download) and submit a proposal. While there is no specific proposal format, it should include the following:

  • Describe the scope of the work they intend to accomplish, the type of data that is intended to be recovered (i.e., digitized, curated, and archived), the location(s) and where and when the data was collected, and the expected products.
  • Indicate the commitment to post the recovered data in the OTS DataONE repository at the end of their grant, and to share it for further re-use.
  • Indicate the tentative dates.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Science Director to discuss the data manager´s availability, prior to the proposal submission.

Applications and inquiries should be sent via e-mail to:

Rebecca Cole
Las Cruces Station Director
rebecca.cole@tropicalstudies.org