A Call to Action

The Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network (EDSIN) is dedicated to facilitating and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the environmental and data science fields. We do this through activities that support progress in nine priority areas.

Nine priority areas include: (1) Accessibility-data science training programs and tools need to be made accessible to everyone following best practices of universal design; (2) Allies-Allies need training and tools to act with and for their colleagues to ensure a safe space for all their peers; (3) Data Ethics - data ethics need to be continuously promoted in all aspects of data collection, distribution, analyses, and dissemination; (4) Education and Training - culturally and socially relevant data skills training curricula need to be provided for students at all education levels; (5) Collaboration - working with, not for, our communities; (6) Cultural Change - Managers and administrators need to internally practice and promote best practices for cultural change to better support DEI within their organizations; (7) Professional development - professional development needs to be provided to instructors and leaders of relevant programs on inclusive pedagogy and best practices; (8) Recruitment and retention: more needs to be done to recruit and retain minority students into these fields through internship and mentoring programs; (9) Relevance-Researchers and educators need to identify ways to demonstrate the relevance of environmental and data science fields to diverse communities.

 

 

Who Should Join

Anyone is welcome who has strong interest in being part of these discussions and the developing network. We want this to be an inclusive and safe space for all of our members, so please take time to review our code of conduct.

How to Participate

EDSIN was designed to allow members to participate at any level they can. You can browse collated resources on inclusion in the Collections, join the conversation in the Forums (find a collaborator or new funding opportunities in the Upcoming Opportunities forum), and contribute to the future of EDSIN by joining a working group.  

Join the conversation by clicking “Request Group Membership” in the upper right hand corner of this page once you are logged in. Create a QUBESHub account.

 


The EDSIN conference and related activities are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1812997. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.