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The theme of RDAP Summit 2019 was Building Communities: how different communities are impacted by our systems, technology, values, and practices; who our communities are by and for; and data services examined through a critical lens.

RDAP 2019 Program with Abstracts (pdf)

RDAP 2019 Full Program (PDF)

RDAP 2019 Proceedings:These will be made available as speakers upload their materials.

RDAP 2019 Running Notes

Detailed Schedule

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The Summit will be located at the Shalala Student Center located on the University of Miami campus, 1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee, bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt
9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Welcome
Speaker: Tisha Mentnech (RDAP Summit co-chair)
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Opening keynote
Speaker: TBD
10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Panel 1: Repositories and curation

Thinking outside the repository: supporting partial curation
Speaker: Greg Janée (University of California, Santa Barbara) 

Using information architecture to combat biases in 
information systems 

Speaker: Megan O’Donnell (Iowa State University Library)

Developing metadata curation processes for data that 
can’t be shared openly
Speaker: Rebecca Grant (Springer Nature)
Co-authors: Graham Smith, Iain Hrynaszkiewicz 
(Springer Nature)
12:05 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch / topic tables
1:20 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Panel 2: Data services

Advocating for Change: Understanding the Landscape of 
Academic Data Professionals 

Speaker: Joanna Thielen (Oakland University)
Co-author: Amy Neeser (University of California-Berkeley)

Bridging the Divides – A Mixed Method Investigation of 
Multidisciplinary Research Data Management Practices

Speaker: Shahira Khair (University of Victoria)
Co-authors: Jacqueline Quinless (University of Victoria)

Value in those dusty file cabinets? Identifying analog data 
from our campus community

Speaker: Shannon Farrell (University of Minnesota)
Co-authors: Julie Kelly, Kristen Mastel (University of 
2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Lightning talks

Building a Carpentries Community
Speaker: Julie Goldman (Harvard Library)

A Case Study in Collaborative Open Research Training
Speaker: Matthew Harp (Arizona State University Library)

Building a research data management community
Speaker: Megan Hardeman (Figshare)

Investigating netCDF: Building file format knowledge 
to inform library services through conversation, 
reviewing documentation, and tool experimentation

Speaker: Samuel Sciolla (University of Michigan 
School of Information)

Local Research Data Management Course for Medical 
Students Ventures Online
Speaker: Tess Grynoch (University of Massachusetts 
Medical School)

Computational Reproducibility Platform and Executable

Speaker: Travis Hewgley (Code Ocean)
3:25 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Break
3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Panel 3: Institutional and Domain Repositories: 
Competitors, Complements, Collaborators?

Discussion panelists:
Jake Carlson (University of Michigan), 
Thu-Mai Christian (Odum Institute for Research in 
Social Science), 
Wendy Kozlowski (Cornell University), 
Sebastian Karcher (Qualitative Data Repository)
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception, hosted and sponsored by University of Miami
Welcome from Charles Eckman, Dean of Libraries, 
University of Miami
Light appetizers

Thursday, 16 May 2019

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee, bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt
9:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Opening announcements
Speaker: Tisha Mentnech (RDAP Summit co-chair) 
9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Panel 4: Community and data in the world

Data Organization, Sharing Infrastructure, and the 
Development of Resident Participation in Biological 

Speaker: Ali Krzton (Auburn University)

Distributed, Dynamic, Accessible: Cooperative Planning 
for a Community-Created Data Rescue Toolkit

Speaker: Reid Boehm (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-authors: Mara Blake (JHU), Fernando Rios (University 
of Arizona)

Responding to Data Sharing Dynamics in Community-
Based Research

Speaker: Nora (Eleanor) Mattern (University of Chicago)
Co-author: Aaron Brenner (University of Pittsburgh)

Data as a tool for community engagement in south Florida
Speaker: Jill Krefft (Florida International University)
Co-authors: Jennifer Fu, Jamie Rogers, Sheyla 
Aquilar De Santana (Florida International University)
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Panel 5: Researcher perspectives

Taking a Hard Look at Our Research Data Support 
Through A Critical Lens
Speaker: Hilary Davis (North Carolina State University 
Co-author: Susan Ivey (North Carolina State University 

Growing Skills in Data Management with researchERS: 
Emerging Research Scholars, a Program for 

Undergraduate Researchers
Speaker: Trisha Adamus (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Co-authors: Cameron Cook, Tobin Magle, Casey Schacher, 
Heather Shimon (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Peer Review of Research Data Submissions Study. How 
can we improve the curation of research datasets to 

enhance reusability?
Speaker: Clara Llebot Lorente (Oregon State University)
Co-author: Steve Van Tuyl (Oregon State University)
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Poster session

Teaching Research Data: ACRL Framework Approach 
towards Carpentries Instruction
Presenter: Ari Gofman (Tufts University)

Community-developed infrastructure for curating 
research data 

Presenter: Elizabeth Coburn (University of Minnesota)
Co-authors: Lisa Johnston (University of Minnesota), 
Cynthia Hudson Vitale (Penn State), Joel Herndon (Duke 
University), Wendy Kozlowski (Cornell University)

Building a community of practice: Situating data 
management in the transition to electronic lab notebooks
Presenter: Heather L. Coates (IUPUI University)
Co-authors: Erin D. Foster, Elizabeth C. Whipple (Indiana 

Research Data Management Librarian Academy
Presenter: Jean P. Shipman (Elsevier)
Co-author: Elaine Martin (Harvard Medical School)

Beyond the DMP: Research data management and other 
library-based support and services are referenced 
throughout grant proposals

Presenter: Jen Ferguson (Northeastern University)

Developing Metadata Analytics as a Data Service for 
Humanities Scholars

Presenter: Jian Qin (Syracuse University)

Hidden in the Archives: Finding and exposing reusable data
Presenter: Julia Kelly (University of Minnesota)
Co-author: Shannon Farrell and Kristen Mastel (University 
of Minnesota)

Modeling the FAIR Metrics Landscape
Presenter: Marijane White (Oregon Health & Science 
Co-authors: Robin Champieux (Oregon Health & Science), 
Kimberly Robasky, Payal Mehndiratta (RENCI), Lily 
Winfree (Open Knowledge International)

How Open? Reflections on Building an Open Data Toolkit 
for Diversity Scholarship

Presenter: Rachel Woodbrook (University of Michigan)
Co-authors: Laura Sanchez-Parkinson (National Center for 
Institutional Diversity), Karen Downing, Jake Carlson (University 
of Michigan).

UC San Diego: Keeping up with The Carpentries
Presenter: Reid Otsuji (UC San Diego)
Co-authors: Stephanie Labou, Ryan Johnson, Claire Mizumoto, 
Cyd Burrows-Schilling (UC San Diego)

Rebooting the Research Data Management Program: 
The First Two Years

Presenter: Renee Walsh (University of Connecticut)
Co-authors: Jennifer Chaput (University of Connecticut)

Developing, Delivering and Redesigning Metadata and 
Data Documentation Workshop for Graduate Students

Presenter: Sai Deng (University of Central Florida Libraries)

From the Ground Up: Building a roadmap of research 
priorities for a national research data management 

Presenter: Shahira Khair (University of Victoria)
Co-authors: Melissa Cheung (University of Ottawa), Dylanne 
Dearborn (University of Toronto), Lyne Da Sylva (Université de 
Montréal), Kathy Szigeti (University of Waterloo)

Changing the One for All Model of an RDM Fundamentals 

Presenter: Sophia Lafferty-Hess (Duke University)
Co-author: Jennifer Darragh (Duke University)

The Pulley Ridge Data Curation Experience
Presenter: Timothy B Norris (University of Miami)
Co-author: Chris Mader (University of Miami)

Designing tools with researchers in mind to overcome 
barriers to reproducibility

Presenter: Travis Hewgley (Code Ocean)
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch, poster session cont’d
1:20 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. RDAP Association Business Meeting
Speaker: Erica Mehan Johns (President, RDAP Association)
2:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Break
2:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Closing keynote
Speaker: Valencia Gunder
Founder and President of Make The Homeless Smile 
3:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Closing announcements
Speaker: Tisha Mentnech (RDAP Summit co-chair)

Friday, 17 May 2019


Workshops will be located at the Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Coffee, bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Morning Workshops

Diversifying, Expanding, and Enhancing a Research Data 
Management Training Clearinghouse through Community 
Engagement and Action

Presenter: Karl Benedict (University of New Mexico)

Workshop Objectives: 
1. Increase the visibility of the DMT resources that are 
discoverable through the Clearinghouse to maximize the use 
and impact of existing training materials
2. Enable the workshop participants to work with the 
clearinghouse as contributors to and reviewers of the growing 
collection of training materials registered in the clearinghouse
3. Engage with the data management, access, and 
preservation communities attending RDAP to identify 
gaps in existing and registered training materials within 
the clearinghouse
4. Recruit community members for participation in 
the project as members of the editorial team, 
metadata and assessment working 
groups, and participants in the planned usability 
testing of planned clearinghouse enhancements. 

Turning your Poster or Presentation into a Paper – JeSLIB
Presenters: Thea Atwood (University of Massachusetts 
Amherst), Kristin Lee (Tufts University)

Workshop Objectives:
1. Prepare your presentation for submission to the special 
RDAP issue of the Journal of e-Science Librarianship.
2. Receive guidance and working time to develop an outline 
for submission to JeSLIB.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch break (on your own)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon workshops, includes coffee break

Train-the-Trainer: Developing a Research Data Management  
Workshop to Support Graduate Student NSF Doctoral 
Dissertation Research Improvement Grant Proposals

Presenters: Andrew Creamer (Brown University), 
Hope Lappen (New York University), Sam Simas (Bryant 

Workshop Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Teach graduate student researchers to navigate and FastLane and provide overview of 
solicitation, supplementary document requirements, 
and public access compliance requirements, including 
depositing in NSF-PAR 
2. Point out common pitfalls for graduate students navigating 
and complying with solicitation and PAPPG
3. Conduct an evaluation of students previously funded DDRIs 
regarding their projects’ data collection and documentation 
needs and lessons learned to incorporate into the workshops
Pull together a resource list of experts and offices to support 
data storage, data security, intellectual property, and ethics 
to support their research goals
4. Consult on directorate-specific Data Management Plans 
for their proposed DDRI projects that integrate library 
research data management resources among others, and 
help students locate and integrate data documentation 
standards utilized by the repositories and journals in their field
5. Consult on the development of students’ Broader 
Impacts plan for their DDRI projects

Preparing data and code for reproducible publication using 
container technology

Presenter: April Clyburne-Sherin (Code Ocean)

Workshop Objectives
1. Understand the barriers to reuse of published research 
code and data.
2. Practice organizing, documenting, automating, and 
disseminating reproducible code and data.
3. Explore and assess tools and resources to aid 
reproducible publication.


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