Dr. Matt Johnston, data manager for the DEEPEND Consortium, attend the annual data manager conference in Austin, TX August 31st - September 2nd.  In line with prior years, the focus was on data submission, including the appropriate attribution statement and dataset reference in publications, and the one year timeline to stay in compliance with GRIIDC policy. Three GOMRI Research Board members were in attendance and there was much discussion on data compliance and how this is used by the board members as a yardstick for evaluating performance of the consortium as a whole and also individual researchers.

Presently, the DEEPEND Consortium has submitted 12 datasets.  Eight of these datasets are now publicly available for download and four are in review by GRIIDC.