Digital Data in Paleontological Research Workshop


The University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), iDigBio, and the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Paleontology Collection are pleased to announce Digital Data in Paleontological Research, a workshop for the paleosciences, to be held at UCMP, 27-28 March 2017. The application deadline is 7 October 2017.


The theme of the workshop focuses on tools, strategies, pipelines, and workflows for generating and using digitized data for paleontological research and other activities. Content will be partly determined by input from workshop applicants (see below) and will include, but not be limited to:


Role, use, and potential of “big data”  techniques in paleontological research

Tools and workflows in support of replicable science

Integrating digital data into research pipelines

Data analysis pipelines (including data cleaning)

Data as collection objects

Digital data preservation and archiving

The importance of data sharing

Digital Asset Management systems

Tracking and attributing the use of digital data

Image analysis

Using digitized collections data for taxonomy and systematics

GIS and machine learning approaches to studying morphology

Georeferencing in Deep Time

Predictive discovery of fossil localities

Paleo-ecologic niche modelling

Field to database: Virtual field experiences


We have funding to support lodging, food, and travel for approximately 30 participants.


What: Digital Data in Paleontological Research

When: 27-28 March 2017

Where: University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, CA

Planning team: Erica Clites, Patricia Holroyd, Talia Karim, Gil Nelson


Apply to attend:  Click here

Application deadline: 7 October 2016