Join the Open Science & Data Help Desk at AMS2023

Do you have data and software-related questions? Are you looking to make your data and/or software open and FAIR? Are you interested in tools and resources for analyzing data or for finding data to reuse? The Open Science & Data Help Desk is here for you!

The Open Science & Data Help Desk, which is a program of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS), provides researchers with opportunities to engage with informatics experts in their domains. Through the Help Desk, researchers can learn about skills and techniques that will help further their research and make their data and software more open and FAIR. The Open Science & Data Help Desk will be staffed with experts from the Earth science informatics community to answer data-related questions and to demo useful resources virtually, and in person in the exhibit hall at the AMS booth (booth 523).

This year you will notice that we added Open Science to our name. The UNESCO Recommendation on open science defines it as open knowledge, open infrastructure, open engagement and dialogue, and open communications. It has the potential to make the scientific process more transparent, inclusive and trustworthy. While we have always featured resources that can help researchers make their data and software more open, we want to acknowledge the growing importance and number of resources for doing so and especially bring some of these into the spotlight during the event this year.

When: Jan 9-12, 2023 during #AMS2023


During the Data Help Desk, YOU can:

  • Ask Open Science and Data Questions: Stop by the in-person Help Desk (AMS booth 523), share your questions any time during the event via Twitter using the hashtag #DataHelpDesk, or submit your question via the form. Our team of Earth science data professionals has decades of experience in informatics and in many scientific domains and specializes in topics like finding, sharing, analyzing, publishing, and citing data and software.

If you would like to informally volunteer to help out at the desk, feel free to stop by at anytime during the meeting, or contact me if you would like to be added to the schedule.

Thanks for your interest. -Doug