Please advertise this educational opportunity for undergraduate andgraduate students within your departments. It’s a great experiencewith the primary literature for motivated students. Interested facultyand researchers are welcome as well!  Starts next week!Do you have an interest in working with genetic biodiversity but don’tknow how to start? Consider joining The Genomic Observatories DiversityExplorer (GEODE) team as a metadata curator! The Genomic ObservatoriesDiversity Explorer (GEODE) project at Pennsylvania State Universityaims to visualize the world’s most foundational, yet underappreciated,layer of biodiversity: genetic diversity.Join us for one or many virtual GEODE Curate-A-Thons<> in January 2023! TheCurate-A-Thon is an opportunity to enhance the metadata associated withgenetic sequence data to improve discoverability, interoperability,and reusability while simultaneously developing your own datacuration skills. Interested participants do not need to attend thefull Curate-A-Thon. Instead, consider joining us for as long as youcan and leave when you need to; we just ask that you join on the houror half-hour time marks. Previous experience with genetic data andmetadata curation is not required. Participants will gain experiencewith extracting information from the primary scientific literature,with the help of our team of researchers and data librarians.Members of the GEODE research team will be available, during the entireCurate-A-Thon, to answer questions and assist participants with anyissues that arise. Participants will follow a detailed instruction guide<>, that includes briefvideo tutorials, on how to curate genetic and genomic sequence metadata,and will receive a $10.00 USD Amazon e-gift card, while supplies last.Tuesday, January 17, 20232:00 – 5:00 PM ESTRegister at this link<>Wednesday, January 18, 20232:00 pm – 5:00 PM ESTRegister at this link<>Thursday, January 19, 20239:00 am – 12:00 PM ESTRegister at this link<>If you are interested in participating but these dates and times donot work for you, please contact GEODE team members Andrea Pritt and Briana Wham at We will behappy to coordinate another time that works for you!Eric Crandall <>Eric Crandall <>