How to EGU22: the Data Help Desk!

How to EGU22: the Data Help Desk!

Do you have data-related questions? Are you looking to make your data and/or software open and FAIR? Are you interested in tools and resources for working with your data or for finding data to reuse? The Virtual Data Help Desk is here for you!

The Virtual Data Help Desk, which is a program of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), EGU, and AGU, provides researchers with opportunities to engage with informatics experts in their domains. Through the Help Desk, researchers can learn about skills and techniques that will help further their research and make their data and software more open and FAIR. The Virtual Data Help Desk will be staffed with experts from the Earth science informatics community to answer data-related questions and to demo useful resources.

When: May 23rd-May 27th, 2022 during EGU22 General Assembly

Where: Online. Follow the #DataHelpDesk or tweet us @EarthDataHelp. Learn more:


During the Virtual Data Help Desk, YOU can:

  • Ask Data Questions: Share your questions any time during the event via Twitter using the hashtag #DataHelpDesk or submit your question via the form HERE. Our team of Earth science data professionals has decades of experience in informatics and in many scientific domains and specializes in topics like finding, sharing, analyzing, publishing, and citing data.
  • Watch Tool Demos & Tutorials: We will direct you to helpful tutorials and demos throughout the week that will highlight tools and resources you can use to manage your data and enhance your research. Follow #DataHelpDesk to hear about these!


The Data Help Desk has been held in the past at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, the Ocean Sciences Meeting, and the European Geosciences Union General Assembly. The virtual event at #EGU22 represents another exciting opportunity for anyone to jump in and ask questions, regardless of geographic location. Join us to improve your data skills and practices!


Questions? Contact


Looking for resources now? Why not check out the Data Help Desk’s recommended video playlist on our YouTube channel!


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Hazel Gibson is Head of Communications at the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the management of the Union's social media presence and the EGU blogs, where she writes regularly for the EGU's official blog, GeoLog. She has a PhD in Geoscience Communication and Cognition from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Hazel tweets @iamhazelgibson.

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