NISO Virtual Conference Scientific Data Management: Caring for Your Institution and its Intellectual Wealth- 18 February 2015

Event date:
Published on: 05/02/2015

11:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Conference

In spite of the fact that it is produced daily and is the underlying support for scholarly journal articles, research data has been one of the least managed content resources. This neglect is fast coming to an end, as many funding organizations now require that researchers plan for the organization, care, and sharing of the data produced as part of a funded project. Libraries have a significant opportunity to take on a new role in their institution's data management. The same expertise used in managing traditional print and electronic library resources can be applied to data management planning and curation. But while there are many similarities in managing data, there are also important differences that need to be addressed.

This NISO virtual conference will explore many current and up-and-coming aspects of research data management, including:

  • Data management practice meets policy
  • Uses for the data management plan
  • Building data management capacity and functionality
  • Citing and curating datasets
  • Connecting datasets with other products of scholarship
  • Changing researchers’ practices
  • Teaching data management techniques

NEW! All registrants to this virtual conference will receive a login to the associated Training Thursday on Crafting a Scientific Data Management Plan to be held on February 26. (Separate registration to the training event only is also available.)  If you are unable to attend the Training Thursday in person, you can view the recording of the session.


11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. – Introduction
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Data Management Plan Requirements at the US Department of Energy
Laura J. Biven, Ph.D., Senior Science and Technology Advisor, Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs, Office of Science, US Department of Energy

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learning to Curate Research Data
Jennifer Doty, Research Data Librarian, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Building Best Practices in Research Data Management: Tisch Library’s Initiatives
Regina F. Raboin, Science Research and Instruction Librarian/ Data Management Services Group Coordinator, Tisch Library, Tufts University

1:00 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Lunch Break

1:35 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Preview of February 26 Training Thursday
Kiyomi D. Deards, MSLIS, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, and Jennifer Thoegersen, Data Curation Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Using data management plans as a research tool: an introduction to the DART Project
Amanda L. Whitmire, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Data Management Specialist, Oregon State University Libraries & Press

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Capacity Building: Leveraging existing library networks to take on research data
Heidi Imker, Director of the Research Data Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Enabling transparency and efficiency in the research landscape
Dr. Melissa Haendel, Assistant Professor, Ontology Development Group, OHSU Library, Department of Medical Informatics and Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Improving Integrity, Transparency, and Reproducibility Through Connection of the Scholarly Workflow
Andrew Sallans, Partnerships, Collaborations, and Funding, Center for Open Science

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Network Effects: RMap Project
Sheila M. Morrissey, Senior Researcher, ITHAKA

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

For more information about the agenda please visti the web-site:


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Registration closes on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

  • NISO Member
    • $185.00 (US and Canada)
    • $225.00 (International)
  • Non-Member
    • $245.00 (US and Canada)
    • $285.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $80.00

Additional Information

  • Cancellations made by Wednesday, February 11, 2015 will receive a refund, less a $35 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the virtual conference via e-mail the Friday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • If you have not received your Login Instruction email by 10AM (ET) on the Tuesday before the webinar, please contact the NISO office or email Juliana Wood, Educational Programs Manager at for immediate assistance.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the conference. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the conference from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.
  • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact Juliana Wood to provide alternate contact information.
  • Conference presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to this event webpage following the live conference.
  • Registrants will receive an e-mail message containing access information to the archived conference recording within 48 hours after the event. This recording access is only to be used by the registrant's organization.

System Requirements

  • NISO has developed a quick tutorial, How to Participate in a NISO Web Event. Please view the recording, which is an overview of the web conferencing system and will help to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding participating in an online Webex event.
  • You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A.
  • Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't always 100% reliable.
  • Please check your system in advance to make sure it meets the Cisco WebEx requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.
Expected Participants:

Public/Private sectro, academia

State: Pending
Physical location
Web Conference