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Building Collaborative Bridges: Opportunities and Challenges for Data Sharing and Citation

Date of Webinar: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
9 am Pacific / 10 am Mountain / 11am Central / 12 noon Eastern

Webinar Abstract

Several key themes have emerged that begin to define a path towards functional infrastructure. A central theme is the broad and careful use of persistent identifiers (PIDs) for data, documents, data types, instruments, people, etc., so that computers can unambiguously identify and locate key resources and their descriptions. One particular use of identifiers is in data citation and referencing. Pulling from examples within the research data management community, this webinar will discuss data citation infrastructures, solutions, and challenges. We will talk about social and technological bridges that enable and support open data sharing, and the importance (and challenges) of capturing relationships across research and datasets.

DWS Mark Parsons is the first Secretary General of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) and an Associate Director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications. Before being appointed Secretary General, Mark was the Managing Director of RDA/United States and the Rensselaer Center for the Digital Society. He focusses on stewarding research data and making them more accessible and useful across different ways of knowing. He has been leading major data stewardship efforts for more than 20 years, and received the American Geophysical Union Charles S. Falkenberg Award as an advocate of robust data stewardship as a vital component of Earth system science and as an important profession in its own right.
The Research Data Alliance (http://rd-alliance.org) works to build the social and technical bridges that enable the open sharing of data. RDA is a community-driven, global member organisation working in more than 65 Working and Interest Groups to develop both the adopted socio-technical solutions and the engaged professional community necessary for a functional data sharing infrastructure.

DWS Patricia (Trisha) Cruse comes to DataCite with a strong commitment and passion for data sharing. As Director, her role is to advance DataCite’s mission, ensure sound and trusted services, build strategic partnerships, work with a diverse community of stakeholders, and oversee DataCite staff. Prior to joining DataCite, Trisha was the Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library where she oversaw the development of several user-facing data sharing services. In addition, Trisha also is a co-PI on the DataONE initiative and co-leads sustainability and governance activities. Trisha holds an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.

DWS Martin Fenner is the DataCite Technical Director and envisions, develops, implements and manages a robust technical architecture for Datacite as well as DataCite’s technical contributions for the EU-funded THOR project.. From 2012 to 2105 he was technical lead for the PLOS Article-Level Metrics project. He served on the Board of the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) initiative from 2010-2012, and worked for ORCID EU in the EU-funded ODIN project from 2012 to 2013. Martin has a medical degree from the Free University of Berlin and is a Board-certified medical oncologist.

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