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Lessons Learned

Since opening our doors in 2011, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center has supported 174 team-based synthesis research projects focused on finding solutions to complex environmental problems. In our tenure, we've learned a few lessons about interdisciplinary collaboration along the way...

SESYNC Qualitative Data Initiative releases white paper on qualitative data sharing and re-use for socio-environmental systems research


Qualitative data has long been used in primary socio-environmental research to explore additional and complementary dimensions of problems, questions and systems dynamics that cannot be adequately or fully measured by quantitative metrics alone. However, as open science and synthesis research has become increasingly common, and with it data sharing and data re-use, qualitative data remains under-accessed, under-utilized, and often simply unavailable. 

Accepting Applications: Summer Institute on Cyberinfrastructure for SES


The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications to a short course on data and coding skills for socio-environmental synthesis. The 5th annual Summer Institute will be held July 24-27 at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland. The short course will combine lectures, hands-on computer labs, and project consultation designed to accelerate the adoption of cyber resources for all phases of data-driven research and dissemination.


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