Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2018

Rebekah Kati, the Institutional Repository Librarian, attended the Research Data Access and Preservation Summit in Chicago, IL. This yearly conference facilitates discussion of issues and best practices for research data among librarians and research data managers. Highlights of the conference included:

  • Tom Schenk (City of Chicago) described how Chicago is collecting and utilizing open data. His office is using data to create tools to inform the community and to identify areas where city services are needed.
  • Jacquelina Álvarez and Hilda Ayala-González (University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez) spoke about their experiences recovering researchers’ data following Hurricane Maria.
  • Reid Boehm (Johns Hopkins University) discussed the challenges surrounding data collection for the transgender community.
  • Thu-Mai Christian (Odum Institute, UNC) expounded on her team’s efforts to encourage research reproducibility by reviewing submitted code.
  • Carolyn Bischoff (University of Minnesota) presented strategies to encourage chemists to submit their data to the university’s data repository.

Rebekah brought back many ideas to improve the data services for the CDR, which we’ll unveil in the coming months. Watch this space!

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