Scientific Database Curator


Masters Degree or higher in a STEM Field

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Database curators are responsible for reviewing data submissions and determining which submissions are credible and should be included in the database. They also write articles based on data in the database they curate. They create interfaces and develop new ways to present and evaluate the data in the database. They evaluate the needs of the database users, and they program functions in the database that meet those needs.(

Innovation in this Career

A database curator is an innovator because they create new ways to look at, compile, organize, and analyze data, which frequently results in learning new things about the data that would not have been seen before.