Welcome to the BLUE Data Network

Who is BLUE? 
The RCN-UBE Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education - Data Initiative (BLUE Data) is a community of biodiversity, data, and education specialists who are working together to identify core biodiversity data competencies for undergraduates, develop strategies for integrating these competencies into the introductory biology curriculum, and build capacity for sustained development and implementation of biodiversity and data literacy education.  
 
Over the five years of the RCN-UBE, BLUE Data has four goals:
  1. Cultivate a diverse and inclusive network of biodiversity researchers, data scientists, and biology educators focused on undergraduate data-centric biodiversity education.

  2. Build community consensus on core biodiversity data literacy competencies.

  3. Develop strategies and exemplar materials to guide the integration of biodiversity data literacy competencies into introductory undergraduate biology curricula.

  4. Extend the network to engage a broader community of undergraduate educators in biodiversity data literacy efforts.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under DBI 1730526. Any opinions, 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.