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NMDC Community Conversations: Developing Data Science Resources in Partnership with Scientific Communities
Through the National Microbiome Data Collaborative’s Community Conversations series, the NMDC team invites the broader research community to join us to learn about the breadth of NMDC program activities and partnerships, engage in lively conversations with the NMDC team, and contribute feedback and ideas to inform the future directions of the NMDC.

In this webinar, the NMDC invites the the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) to illustrate the importance of supporting multiple modes of community engagement, and highlight the role of the most involved community members, “community champions”, in maintaining, growing, and evolving scientific communities and their core activities. You will learn about the NMDC community champion programs, and hear directly from scientific community managers from a variety of data science organizations about their critical partnerships with scientific communities and how community champions contribute to the long-term goals of their organizations.

Dec 1, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Alycia Crall
Director of Community @The Carpentries
Alycia Crall is the Director of Community for The Carpentries. Previously, she designed and implemented strategic planning and evaluation strategies for all community engagement activities led by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and she served as the Director of the Virginia Master Naturalist program.
Connie Clare
Community Manager @4TU.ResearchData
Connie Clare is the Community Manager for 4TU.ResearchData, an international data repository for science, engineering and design disciplines. Her focus is to engage researchers about data management, and to bring discipline-specific communities together to stimulate the creation of FAIR data.
Zoe Leanza
Communications Manager @Sage Bionetworks
Zoë Leanza is a communications manager at Sage Bionetworks in Seattle, Washington, a nonprofit biomedical research organization. Zoë spent several years in Ethiopia working with USAID's Global Health Supply Chain project and is currently working to promote data sharing and scientific collaboration within the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research field through the AD Knowledge Portal.
Claire Stirm
Project Coordinator @Science Gateways Community Institute
The Deputy Director of the Incubator with the Science Gateways Community Institute. Claire works with research projects and science gateways that have requested consulting support from cybersecurity, marketing, sustainability, and usability experts.
Lou Woodley
Director @Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement
Lou Woodley is founder and director of the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE). A molecular biologist by training, she now leads efforts to provide training, resources and research to support the emerging field of scientific community engagement. In this webinar she’ll be sharing a CSCCE framework for describing community engagement and the key role of emergent leaders: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5275270