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Implementing Effective Data Practices

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, the California Digital Library (CDL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU).

The conference was an invitation-only two-day workshop for experts across the research data landscape. The overall goal was to explore the ways that these stakeholders could assist in implementing a more connected ecosystem for research data outputs. 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 (e.g., 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; and
  • recommendations of effective practices for grants offices, including guidance to their researchers.

Program Agenda

Speaker Bios

Panel Descriptions

This event was funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1945938.

Reports and Outcomes

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. https://doi.org/10.29242/report.effectivedatapractices2020.

ARL Views; Five Takeaways from NSF Funded Conference on Implementing Effective Data Practices,” by Judy Ruttenberg.

Ruttenberg, Judy, “From Transactional to Transformational: Research Libraries and Data Partnerships,” EDUCAUSE Review, February 24, 2020.

Related Reports

Redd, K. J., Steen, K., Nusser, S, Smith, T., Walters, T, Chasen, J., Luther, J., and Reecy, J. (2019). Accelerating Public Access to Research Data Workshop. Washington, District of Columbia: Joint publication by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Association of American Universities. Available at https://www.aplu.org/projects-and-initiatives/research-science-andtechnology/public-access/workshop-on-public-access-report-aplu-aau-2019.pdf. (link opens in new tab)