The Boston Library Consortium and Digital Science invite you to attend a workshop focused on the management, dissemination, and collaboration around research data in the university. Today’s research ecosystem is increasingly complex and includes players from many different departments and groups within the academy: research and sponsored program staff, the CIO and IT staff, library deans/directors and their scholarly communications and research data management librarians, university marketing and communications staff and, of course, the researchers themselves.
Meeting the diverse requirements of these varied groups in efficient and cost-effective ways requires that quality data are able to flow in and out of university information systems, often populating such diverse technologies as grants management systems, researcher profiles, institutional repositories, and enterprise data warehouses. Non-traditional measures of research impact such as Altmetrics and the increasingly prevalent funder mandates create new challenges for universities as they look to ensure a robust research information management environment.
Our goal for this workshop is to assemble a representative cross-section of stakeholders from a variety of BLC institutions. The workshop will bring together experts from Digital Science, a technology company with a focus on the sciences that provides software and tools to support the research ecosystem, and speakers with direct experience of evaluating and implementing research information management systems and services. We hope you will actively encourage your colleagues to attend.
Two options are available for the workshop as indicated below. We are considering offering live-streaming of one or both sessions if there is adequate interest.
Tuesday. November 25th at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester – 10:00am – 3:00pm; lunch included
The detailed agendas for the Tufts and University of Massachusetts Medical School workshops are attached separately. Speakers will include: Jonathan Breeze, CEO of Sympletics, Mark Hahnel, CEO of figshare and the Vice Provost for Research or equivalent from a local Boston University Consortium member institution.
To register or for further information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which of the above sessions you are interested in attending.