This communication toolkit draws upon the outcomes of a 2019 conference, “Implementing Effective Data Practices: A Conference on Collaborative Research Support,” convened by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), Association of American Universities (AAU), and Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). The overall goal of the conference was to explore the ways that scholarly communications stakeholders can assist in implementing a more connected ecosystem for research data outputs. A set of recommendations to support the broad adoption of persistent identifiers (PIDs) and machine-actionable data management plans (DMPs) was summarized in the final report. Specifically, the conference identified and determined:
- What barriers exist to implementing persistent identifiers and machine readable data management plans
- What kinds of model workflows might address those barriers, while minimizing faculty burden
- What implementation means for institutional data governance (for example, sharing DMPs across campus units, between institutions, and publicly)
- Findings to bring back to policymakers, funding agencies, and institutions so they can engage in a discussion about next steps
- Recommendations of effective practices for grants offices, including guidance to their researchers
- Effective Data Practices Conference at a Glance
- Presentation Slides (Google Slides)
- Discussion Questions (Google Doc)
- Reading List (Google Doc)
Publications and Blogs
- Chodacki, John, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, Natalie Meyers, Jennifer Muilenburg, Maria Praetzellis, Kacy Redd, Judy Ruttenberg, Katie Steen, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, and Maria Gould. Implementing Effective Data Practices: Stakeholder Recommendations for Collaborative Research Support. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, September 2020.
- Meyers, Natalie, Judy Ruttenberg, and Cynthia Hudson-Vitale. “Interviews on Implementing Effective Data Practices, Part III: Getting down into the Details.” ARL Views, November 10, 2020.
- ———. “Interviews on Implementing Effective Data Practices, Part II: Conference Goals.” ARL Views, November 4, 2020.
- ———. “Interviews on Implementing Effective Data Practices, Part I: Why This Work Matters.” ARL Views, October 28, 2020.
- Ruttenberg, Judy. “From Transactional to Transformational: Research Libraries and Data Partnerships.” EDUCAUSE Review, February 24, 2020.
- ———. “Five Takeaways from NSF Funded Conference on Implementing Effective Data Practices.” ARL Views, February 20, 2020.
The conference, Implementing Effective Data Practices: A Conference on Collaborative Research Support, was held on December 11–12, 2019, in Washington, DC. It brought together research data stakeholders to discuss the current state of persistent identifiers for datasets and machine readable data management plans. The conference was organized by ARL, CDL, AAU, and APLU.
This event was funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1945938.