2-Day Workshop: Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing

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2-Day Workshop: Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing
28 Apr 2021 UTC

2-Day Workshop: Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing

28 Apr 2021 - 15:00 UTC to 29 Apr 2021 - 19:45 UTC

The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will convene a two-day virtual public workshop to discuss the challenges and opportunities for researchers, institutions, and funders to establish effective data management and sharing practices. The objective of the workshop is to examine strategies, resources, and promising practices for developing and evaluating data management and sharing plans, as well as to discuss how researchers can effectively share scientific data over the course of the data life cycle.

Input will be sought from a variety of perspectives, including researchers, data repository managers, funding institutions, publishers, research participants, and other stakeholders to include a diversity of biomedical research fields and disciplines. With an emphasis on illustrative case studies, real world examples, and promising practices, potential topics may include:

  • Addressing overarching strategies for managing and sharing data, taking into consideration diverse needs (e.g., human vs non-human data, type and size, data generators vs data users);

  • Assessing value of shared data and the development and evaluation of data management and sharing plans, which may include discussions of:

    • best practices for repositories to collect the metrics needed to make such assessments,

    • the extent to which data value was anticipated and planned for prior to generating or sharing data, and

    • how this might inform prospective planning for sharing;

  • Monitoring and evaluating data management and sharing practices, including discussion of appropriate metrics for timelines of data availability and life cycles of different types of scientific data; and

  • Considering educational and other resource needs for responsible data sharing practices.

Sixteen current RDA members are participating in the workshop, including organizer Maryann Martone, presenter and RDA Council member Robert Hanisch, and presenter and RDA-US Executive Director Rebecca Koskela (please see the draft conference agenda for more details). 

For more information and to register, please see the National Academies event details.

Workshop Timeline

Day 1:  28 April, 2021, 15:00 - 20:00 UTC (11:00am – 4:00pm EDT)

Day 2:  29 April, 2021, 15:00 - 19:45 UTC (11:00am – 3:45pm EDT)