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E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group Offered to E-Science Institute Alumni

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The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are providing a new opportunity for E-Science Institute alumni:  the E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group course.

The seven-month course will help E-Science Institute alumni refine the strategic agendas that they began to develop during the institute and will assist alumni in taking the next steps. A select group of consultants will work with participants to assess each institution’s strategic agenda and offer suggestions about planning and implementing research data management services.

Course Structure

The course will launch with a webinar on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, followed by a series of virtual meetings for sharing progress on e-science strategic agendas. Participants will continue to refine their agendas as the course progresses, and will receive a personalized consultation with a faculty member and a CLIR/DLF data curation postdoctoral fellow. Teams will have the opportunity to work together on ways to integrate research data management into each institution’s services.

The course will culminate with an in-person meeting on Sunday, October 26, 2014 (the day before the DLF Forum), where peer groups will have the opportunity to further discuss challenges and solutions to common e-research issues.

Participants will be encouraged to continue engagement with the community during the course and to maintain regular meetings and contact after the course ends. CLIR/DLF will support the community of practice that emerges as a result of the networking group.


Registration for the E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group is open until Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The fee for the course is $5,000 per institution with up to three participants. Save $500 by registering by Friday, February 28.

More Information

For additional information, visit the E-Research Peer Network and Mentoring Group webpage on the DLF site or contact Rita Van Duinen.

The E-Science Institute is designed to help academic and research libraries develop a strategic agenda for e-research support, with a particular focus on the sciences. The institute was originally funded and developed by the sponsors and supporting institutions of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) / Digital Library Federation (DLF), and was initially only available to ARL, CLIR, and DLF members. The E-Science Institute is currently managed by the DuraSpace organization in partnership with CLIR/DLF, and is open to all institutions.