NFAIS One-Day Workshop:  Research Data Publication, Part Two: The Complexities of Implementation

Date:  Monday, April 20, 2015

Time:  9:15 am - 4:00 pm (EDT)

Location:  The Hub Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, #210, Philadelphia, PA

Registration Information:


What's Covered:
The demands for data - accessibility, needed funding and as a reusable resource - are greater than ever. But there are real barriers to accessing data, as well as resistance to the sharing of proprietary data. This is just the tip of the iceberg in regard to their importance to publishers, content providers, libraries and the scholarly research community.
In this one-day Workshop, NFAIS is gathering together a variety of information community experts to present and share new ideas around the complexities (as well as concerns and challenges) of research data publication in today's fast-evolving technology era.
Attendees of this workshop will delve into a range of issues including:

  *   Practical challenges of making publication of research data available to a market or a community
  *   Policies around the discoverability of data
  *   Need to reduce administrative burdens on researchers
  *   Data mining as a standard research practice
  *   The reproducibility and reusability of data



9:15 - 9:20 am:  Welcome and Opening Remarks (Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director of Professional Development)

9:20 - 10:00 am:  The Current Landscape of Research Data Publication (David Martinsen, Senior Scientist, ACS)

Martinsen opens the NFAIS Workshop summarizing "Research Data Publication, Part One: The Current Landscape," an NFAIS webinar from March 12, 2015. Martinsen's introduction further expands on that event by giving attendees a common sense of where we are at this point in time on the overall issues surrounding research data publication.

10:00 - 10:30 am:  Barriers and Resistance to Sharing of Data (Cathy Giffi, Director, Strategic Market Analysis, Global Research, Wiley)

Giffi will share the results of Wiley's 2014 survey of 90,000 researchers globally on their data-sharing practices and preferences. Wiley's Researcher Data Insights Survey found 52% of researchers globally share their data but mostly do so in informal, non-permanent ways. Giffi will delve into the meaning of the survey's broad set of results and share insights into the challenges scholarly research communities face in driving more sharing - as well as proper curation and preservation - of quality research data.

10:30 - 10:45 am: Break

10:45 am - 12:15 pm:  Product Development and the Management of Data Sets (Richard Huffine, Independent Consultant and Brooks Hanson, American Geophysical Union)

Huffine and Hanson, both of whom are immersed in the world of data publication and management, are leading experts in the complex issues facing researchers today in regard to data accessibility and discoverability. Both speakers will touch on the current environment around management of data sets. They'll also cover issues surrounding data mining, such as challenges researchers face in gaining access to proprietary data sets. And they'll discuss the growing imperative within the information community to build data discoverability by defining responsibility for inputting metadata within data sets.

12:15 - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 pm:  Setting New Policies and Procedures (Laurie Goodman, Publisher, GigaScience and Laura Paglione, Technical Director, ORCID)

Laurie Goodman and Laura Paglione are both, in complementary ways, on the frontlines of efforts to advance the scholarly research community through improving access to quality information and research. Goodman and Paglione will tackle current trends and issues in regard to policies around the preservation and integrity of data in published research. Their topic set includes discussion on whether there's a need to establish liability in the reuse of data (especially in cases where the reuse occurs without permission). They'll also share their insights on the nature of provenance tracking of data to help validate that data sets are untainted with a clear chains of custody.

2:30 - 2:45 pm: Break

2:45 - 4:00 pm:  Mandating Usage of Relevant, Quality Data Sets (Megan Force, Digital Research Analyst-Physical Science, Thomson Reuters; Other Speakers TBA)

With research funding more than ever tied to demonstrating work that is relevant, the information community continues to grapple with the need to develop a framework of metrics to assess the influence and impact of ongoing research. Thomson Reuters' Megan Force will talk about this issue in the context of establishing links into new data sets, determining where they're hosted and then measuring their relative quality for data citation and sharing.

4:00 pm:  Closing Remarks and Adjournment


To register or learn more about this event, go to Early Bird rate ends Friday, April 10, 2015. Registration for on-site participation is $395 for NFAIS members, $415 for allied societies*, and $445 for non-members.  For virtual-only registration, the cost is $345 for NFAIS members, $365 for allied societies*, and $395 for non-members. Group rates for three or more attendees are also available for virtual registration.

*Allied Societies: LYRASIS, CENDI, ICSTI, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of AAP, The Association of American University Presses, NISO, and ASIS&T.


CONTACT: For more information on this event or any of those shown below, please contact Jill O'Neill, Director of Professional Development at 443-221-2980 ext. 102 or via email at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.


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