October 2023

Dear SESAR User, 

SESAR is kicking off fall with GSA in Pittsburgh, October 15 – 18th. Curators from SESAR and our partner systems, EarthChem Library, LEPR, and Astromat will be at booth #921 at the exhibitor showcase. 

We are also conducting short interviews during GSA 2023 to better understand how SESAR users (and potential SESAR users) work with samples 

Results from the interviews will inform immediate and long-term improvements to the search interfaces, data submission processes, usability, and interoperability of existing community-curated databases and repositories, and will guide development of resources and support for researchers.

Interviews are anticipated to last approximately 20 minutes and study participants will receive compensation for their time. We are interested in gathering data from as many disciplines and career stages as possible, and encourage students and early career researchers to participate. We are also interested in hearing from collections managers, those who have experience with multi-institutional collaborative grants involving sample collection and sharing, and analytical lab leadership.

Contact Dr. Natalie Raia at nraia@arizona.edu with questions or to schedule time to participate, and visit us at our booth (#921) at GSA! If you are unable to join us at GSA, please consider participating at AGU. We hope to see you there!

Thank you!

The SESAR² Team