For Graduate Students
Documenting Your Research
-All graduate students are required to link their work to the larger efforts of the Coweeta LTER Program, as dictated by the current proposal. To this end, we provide a guide for Documenting your Research and a data submission form.
-It is the student's responsibility to check with his/her student account to verify that tuition has been waived for the months supported.
Introduction to Coweeta LTER Online
Since 1937, Coweeta has supported over two hundred bodies of research. The data catalog features a number of special collections that include demographics, species collections, sample archives and monthly climate data.
Coweeta researchers have generated over 1200 publications. Search through and view over 1200 of these complete publications online. In addition, over 225 Coweeta LTER graduate theses and dissertations dating from 1937 are available online. Note that many of the theses and dissertations are abstracts only.
In order to familiarize yourself with the project, you can also view biographical sketches of each of the Coweeta LTER Project Investigators, and access all of their online data, publications, graduate theses and dissertations and associated species and samples.
Our Policy pages explain the Coweeta Data Policy, policies concerning shared authorship and sharing of publications, rules for research involving human and animal subjects, as well as guides for using facilities and equipment.
The Business Office pages explains how the Warnell School of Forestry at UGA handles details financial matters related to Coweeta, including purchasing, travel, hiring and assistantships, and leave requests.
The Information Management (IM) Office is responsible for curating all data and publications developed by Coweeta LTER investigators. This section features an IM Guide that walks investigators through the process of data management from before their research begins until after it is completed. Graduate students and PIs are subject to the same NSF guidelines regarding the availability of their data, so it is a good idea to understand these rules early. The IM Guide provides a step-wise explanation of the data compliance process while highlighting several resources available to students. Students are encouraged to meet with the Information Manager (IM) early in their tenure with the program so that they can gain an understanding of both the services available to them and the NSF data management policies with which they are required to comply. Simply email the IM for an appointment.
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