NEON Open Access Data to Explore Our Ecosystems Highlights the Need to Incorporate Data Science Skills for Reproducible Research into Biology Course Curriculum

Here, I describe my experience exploring the open access NEON tick and pathogen occurrence data. I document two potential challenges of using the data (especially in a biology course setting). My experience highlights the the need to incorporate data science skills that allow for reproducible research into biology course curriculum.

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What it Means to Do Reproducible Research: Strategies for Data MANAGEMENT

In this blog post I share my best data management practices that I have learned through experience and that I have adopted from other researchers. I discuss what it means to do reproducible research and how reproducible research may be accomplished with directory organization, README.md files, and version control. I end by suggesting that strategies for reproducible data be openly and frequently discussed among researchers.

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