Category: Calls for papers/proposals

NISO April Virtual Conference: Dealing with the Data Deluge: Successful Techniques for Scientific Data Management

March 26th, 2014 in Calls for papers/proposals

NISO April Virtual Conference: Dealing with the Data Deluge: Successful Techniques for Scientific Data Management

Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the convenience of a webinar.

Date: April 23, 2014

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern

Event webpage: www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_deluge/

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

With the expansion of digital data collection and the increased expectations of data sharing, researchers are turning to their libraries or institutional repositories as a place to store and preserve that data. Many institutions have created such data management services and see the data curation role as a growing and important element of their service portfolio. While some of the experience in managing other types of digital resources is transferrable, the management of large-scale scientific data has many special requirements and challenges. From metadata collection and cataloging data sources, to identification, discovery, and preservation, best practices and standards are still in their infancy.

NISO’s April 23 Virtual Conference, Dealing with the Data Deluge: Successful Techniques for Scientific Data Management—to be held from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern—will explore in greater depth than traditional webinars some of the practical lessons from those who have implemented data management and developed best practices, as well as provide some insight into the evolving issues the community faces.

NAS Board on Research Data and Information Challenge

October 28th, 2013 in Calls for papers/proposals

The National Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI; www.nas.edu/brdi) announces an open challenge to increase awareness of current issues and opportunities in research data and information. These issues include, but are not limited to, accessibility, integration, searchability, reuse, sustainability, perceived versus real value and reproducibility.

A Letter of Intent is requested by December 1, 2013 and the deadline for final entries is May 15, 2014.

Awardees will be invited to present their projects at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC as part of a symposium of the regularly scheduled Board of Research Data and Information meeting in the latter half of 2014.

More information is available at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/brdi/PGA_085255. Please contact Cheryl Levey (clevey@nas.edu) with any questions.