Membership Meeting

Working Together on Data Discovery, Access and Reuse:
2014 Dryad & Dataverse Community Meeting

May 28, 2014: Cambridge, MA USA 8:30AM - 3:30 PM


The Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University
CGIS South Building
1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Individual researchers, their institutions, publishers and funders all play a role in ensuring that research data is available for future knowledge discovery. This joint community meeting will highlight existing solutions and emerging issues in the discovery, access and reuse of research data in the social and natural sciences.


Session 1 video 08:30 Opening Reception, light breakfast provided 09:00 Welcoming remarks 09:10 Update on the Dryad Digital Repository 09:35 Update on the Dataverse Network 10:00 The Future of Open Data: What to Expect from Funders I Peter McCartney (Program Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure, NSF) 10:25 Break
Session 2 video 10:45 The Future of Open Data: What to Expect from Funders II Jennie Larkin (Deputy Associate Director for Data Science, NIH) 11:10 Plans for linking literature and data I Linda Plunket (Boston University Libraries), the perspective from SHARE 11:35 Plans for linking literature and data II David Martinsen (American Chemical Society), the perspective from CHORUS 12:00 Lunch (provided)
Session 3 video 1:00 Linking journals and repositories using OJS and Dataverse Alex Garnett (Simon Fraser University, Public Knowledge Project) 1:25 The Role of Publishers in Data Access Jennifer Lin (PLOS) 1:50 Professional standards and ethical norms for data reuse Cliff Duke (Ecological Society of America) 2:15 Break
Session 4 video 2:30 Dryad Business Meeting Open to all, voting restricted to Dryad Member Organizations 3:30 Adjourn


The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific and medical publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of datatypes. Dryad is governed by a nonprofit membership organization. Membership is open to diverse stakeholder organizations including scientific societies, publishers, research libraries, and funding organizations.

The Dataverse Network is an open source application to publish, share, cite, extract and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others work. Researchers, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive appropriate credit. The Dataverse Project is based at The Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. The Harvard Dataverse repository provides a general-purpose data publishing option, free and open to all research across all disciplines

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The Dryad-Dataverse Community Meeting has been scheduled for the convenience of those attending the Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting from May 28-30 in Boston. SSP attendees may also wish to attend the session “The continuum from publishers to data repositories: models to support seamless scholarship” May 29th from 10:45am-12:00pm.

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