Showcasing the improvement and uptake of Dataverse through global collaborations and networks - RDA 12th Plenary Meeting

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02 July 2018 230 reads

BoF meeting title

Showcasing the improvement and uptake of Dataverse through global collaborations and networks

Collaborative session notes:

Short introduction describing the scope of the group and if any previous activities

This group will show the successful collaboration among different organizations leading to the improvement and adoption of the Dataverse Project repository.

The Global Dataverse Community Consortium (GDCC), initiated and represented by members of the IQSS at Harvard University and the HW Odum Institute for Research in Social Science in the US, promoted the creation of an international melting pot (GDCC) where many interactions at global level are conceptualized. This will be presented and discussed in the session with a specific focus on the current African context including potential use cases as well as an imaginable support infrastructure concept for research data management with Dataverse.

One selected showcase will demonstrate how the International Maize and Wheat improvement Center (CIMMYT), which is part of the Global Dataverse Community Consortium, utilizes and promotes Dataverse in the international agricultural research area. Thanks to the global partnership network of CIMMYT, including its offices in several African countries, the use of Dataverse has been expanded. It was implemented in collaboration with another research organization in Africa. This could be a use case for adoption not only in the African but in the global context as well.

Additional links to informative material related to the group

https://dataverse.org

https://www.cimmyt.org

https://odum.unc.edu

https://dataverse.org/global-dataverse-community-consortium

https://dataverse.org/blog/forging-connections-dcm-2017

Meeting objectives

Introduce the new Global Dataverse Community Consortium
Showcase use of Dataverse in international agriculture data sharing
Provide potential agricultural data sharing solutions for expansion to other African countries
Investigate a support structure for global research data management with Dataverse

Meeting agenda

Draft
Discuss the new Global Dataverse Community Consortium
Showcase use of Dataverse in the International Maize and Wheat improvement Center
Discuss support of Dataverse for use in the international agricultural community
Identify potential RDA interest groups needed

Audience

- Interested organizations, universities and governments in data repositories
- International and national research institutions
- Development agencies
- Interested public

Group chair serving as contact person: Jonathan Crabtree

Type of meeting: Informative meeting