Program 2017

RDAP17 Program: “Meeting challenges in the data world”

Wednesday, April 19 | Thursday, April 20 | Lightning Talks | Posters | Tables | Workshops (Friday, April 21)

RDAP 2017 will be captured via OSF for Meetings: Please visit the OSF site to view posters and panel presentations.

All sessions will take place in the Madison Ballroom, unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, April 19

8:00 – 9:00 am

Light breakfast & coffee
8:30 – Welcome & Introductions

9:00 – 10:15 am

“Data Reusability”
(Panel Lead: Jamie Wittenberg, Indiana University)

  • Ixchel Faniel, Research Scientist, OCLC
  • Lisa Federer, Research Data Informationist, NIH
  • Amy Pienta, Associate Research Scientist and Director, Data Acquisitions, ICPSR
  • Thomas Padilla, Humanities Data Curator, UC-Santa Barbara

10:15 – 10:45 am Break

10:45 – 12:05 pm

“Managing and Preserving Complex Data”
(Panel Lead: Andrew Creamer, Brown University)

  • Fernando Rios, CLIR Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
  • Amanda Whitmire, Head Librarian and Bibliographer, Harold A. Miller Library, Stanford University
  • Sara Mannheimer, Data Management Librarian, Montana State University

12:05 – 1:15 pm Lunch (in Courtyard Ballroom)

1:15 – 2:15 pm

“Curricular Challenges and Data Information Literacy”
(Panel Lead: Jon Petters, Virginia Tech)

In response to a call for proposals, this panel features three presentations that highlight education and curricular efforts related to data information literacy.

  • “Curriculum mapping: Creating options for integrating DIL into a degree program”
    Katharine V. Macy, Assistant Librarian, Liaison to the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    Heather Coates, Digital Scholarship and Data Management Librarian, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • “School of Data: Reflections on a for Credit Data Management Seminar”
    Timothy B. Norris, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Miami
  • “Using Education to Promote Cross-Discipline and Layperson Data Use”
    Genevieve Podleski, Senior Digital Projects Librarian, Federal Reserve of St. Louis

2:15 – 3:15 pm Lightning Talks

3:15 – 4:00 pm RDAP Future Task Force Report and 2018 Chairs Announcement

4:00 – 5:30 pm Poster Session Reception (in the Courtyard Ballroom)

Thursday, April 20

8:00 – 8:45 am

Light breakfast & coffee
8:30 – Welcome Back

8:45 – 9:45 am

“Data in the Humanities”
(Panel Lead: Kristin Lee, Tufts University)

  • Helene Williams, Senior Lecturer, University of Washington
  • Joel Dunham, Postdoctoral Researcher, Concordia University
  • Miriam Posner, Digital Humanities Program Coordinator, UCLA

9:45 – 10:00 am Break

10:00 – 11:00 am

“Data as Intellectual Property”
(Panel Lead: Renaine Julian, Florida State University. Moderator: Marina (Qianjin) Zhang, University of Iowa)

  • Devin Soper, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Florida State University
  • Melanie Kowalski, Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian, Emory University
  • David Fearon, Data Management Consultant, JHU Data Management Services, Johns Hopkins University

11:00 – 12:00 pm Institutional Snapshots: This round-robin will illuminate shared activities, concerns, and challenges and provoke discussion.

12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch (in Maxwell’s Restaurant)

1:15 – 2:30 pm

“Data and Publishers: A Variety of Perspectives”
(Moderator: Nic Weber, University of Washington)

  • Meghan Byrne, Senior Editor, PLOS
  • Anita de Waard, Vice President, Research Data Collaborations, Elsevier
  • Mark Hahnel, Founder, Figshare

2:30 – 3:45 pm (in Maxwell’s Restaurant) “What’s your problem?” Tables: Let’s solve our problems together at RDAP. Each table should strive to generate concrete outcome(s). Examples could include forming a working group, developing a set of practices, creating an instructional worksheet, etc.

3:45 – 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm Summit Closing Remarks

Friday, April 21

Two concurrent workshops will be offered on Friday. Coffee and light refreshments will be available in the morning.

8:30 am – 12:30 pm (in Madison Salon B)

Workshop 1: Friendly Introduction to GitHub 
Instructor: Stephanie Wright, Mozilla Science Lab
Helpers: Jessica Gallinger, Simon Fraser University; Danielle Robinson, Oregon Health & Science University; Steve Van Tuyl, Oregon State University
Registration fee $25

Heard of GitHub but don’t think it’s relevant to your world? Did you know it can actually be used as a pretty powerful project management tool that doesn’t require coding or a command line interface? Let us show you how to use GitHub to manage programs and projects with no prerequisite knowledge required in a Friendly Introduction to GitHub workshop.

During this 4-hour workshop we will provide examples of how this flexible tool can be used for managing all sorts of collaborative projects from creating a website to managing events and other offline projects up to managing multiple projects across an entire team or program. We will demystify the lingo and processes built into this online platform. A significant portion of the time will be hands-on activities and small-group work where we will create repositories, work with labels, setting milestones and assigning tasks. We will also take some time to look at the tools complementary to GitHub such as gh-pages and gitbook. Participants will need to bring a laptop to participate in hands-on activities.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm (lunch and afternoon break included) (in Madison Salon A)

Workshop 2: Building and Utilizing Rubrics for Assessment of Data Management Plans
Instructors: Amanda Whitmire, Stanford University; Jake Carlson, University of Michigan Library; Susan Wells Parham, Georgia Institute of Technology; Brian Westra, University of Oregon
Made possible by funding from IMLS

With an increasing number of funding agencies implementing data management plan (DMP) requirements, there is a growing need for robust tools to enable standardized, qualitative and quantitative reviews of these plans. This workshop will empower you to create rubrics for the structured assessment of data management plans (DMPs), and will explore how assessments can be used to inform the development or evolution of research data services. We will spend the morning reviewing a range of approaches to reviewing DMPs, with an emphasis on rubrics, and discuss what has been learned from these efforts. We will also share how findings from DMP assessments can inform the evolution of local data services. The afternoon session will focus on the development and use of rubrics as an assessment tool for formal DMP review. The creation of an effective rubric for reviewing a data management plan is not as simple as converting guidance language into assessment criteria. We will share unexpected challenges that we encountered and suggest ways to address them when they arise. We will shift our focus from National Science Foundation DMPs and provide you with time and training to apply our methods to the funding agency of your choice. There will be ample opportunity for attendees to practice developing an analytic rubric to assess sample DMPs for adherence to newly mandated funder guidelines. You will leave the workshop with the knowledge and training that you need to create an assessment rubric for any type of DMP.

After completing the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the utility of rubrics for evaluating data management plans, and how to apply results in a local context;
  2. Develop a new analytic rubric for the assessment of data management plans that are based on funding agency guidelines, and;
  3. Utilize an analytic rubric for standardized assessment of data management plans