The NSF now requires all grant applicants to outline their plan for managing and sharing the data that will result from their sponsored research. Other federal government agencies that sponsor research are also likely to implement similar policies mandating increased openness and access to research data. The panel will explore the goals of these requirements as well as the technical, scientific, and professional challenges resulting from efforts to preserve and share data.
The speakers are recognized leaders in developing best practices for data curation, preservation, and sharing in support of knowledge discovery. Sayeed Choudhury is Associate Dean for Library Digital Programs, Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University, and Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded Data Conservancy. Victoria Stodden is Assistant Professor of Statistics at Columbia University and a member of the NSF's Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure. Kerstin Lehnert is a Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded Integrated Earth Data Applications data facility.
Sponsored by Columbia University’s Scholarly Communication Program, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, and the Office of Research Compliance and Training, this event is free and open to the public. It is the first event of this semester in the speaker series, Research Without Borders: The Changing World of Scholarly Communication, organized by the Scholarly Communication Program. Follow the series remotely via Twitter at http://twitter.com/ScholarlyComm. For information about Research without Borders, please email Kathryn Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://scholcomm.columbia.edu/events.