CONVERGE Collecting and Sharing Perishable Data Training Module and Demonstration Webinar

The NSF-funded CONVERGE facility, headquartered at the Natural Hazards Center, is so pleased to announce the release of the Collecting and Sharing Perishable Data Training Module. This module provides an overview of what perishable data is, how to ethically collect it, and why such data is vital for advancing hazards and disaster research. You can register and access the free module here:

To learn more, please join us Friday, August 6, 2021, from 12:00-12:30 p.m. MDT for a live webinar where our team will provide a demonstration of the training module. To register for the upcoming webinar, please visit:

This new module is part of a larger series designed to accelerate the education of a diverse hazards and disaster workforce. The new module, like the others in the series, concludes with a 10-question quiz. Upon successful completion of the quiz, users receive a certificate which is worth one contact hour of general management training through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) certification program. These modules can be useful for classroom assignments as well as other activities. Please see the CONVERGE Annotated Bibliographies for further reading and the Assignment Bank for sample assignments. 

You can sign up for additional free resources and updates at the CONVERGE website at: Thank you! 

Acknowledgments: The CONVERGE Training Modules are based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NSF Award #1841338) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF or CDC.

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